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Creative Media Practice (TV and Film) Diploma level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Creative Media Practice (TV and Film) Diploma level 3
Code C1980
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a one year level 3 course and is (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels). Successful progress can lead to entry onto the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) in 2021/22. If you have an interest in film and television, want to discover how to understand, plan, produce and present different moving-image products and are creative, analytical, and work effectively on your own and in a team then this is an ideal course for you. This 540 Diploma in Creative Media has a specific focus on TV and film production. This includes every stage of the process from idea generation to editing. The course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the moving-image industry. It will also give you all the skills you need to prepare for a career in this sector. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


During the course you will learn to recognise, analyse and understand a wide range of film and television genres. Then you will produce your own moving-image products. These will include: Single-Camera Drama (short drama), Music Video, Documentary, Experimental Video and Promotional and Corporate Video. Using professional HD video cameras, audio equipment, fig-rigs, specialist lighting and post-production software Premiere Pro and After Effects you will gain relevant industry skills. You will learn how to research, budget, plan, create, project manage and effectively work as a valuable member of a production team. If you successfully complete year 1, you will progress on to year two of the Extended Diploma level 3. You will complete a final major project which will combine research, planning, production and post-production skills. This will allow you to specialise in the area of film and television that you wish to pursue either at degree level or in to employment.

How will it be delivered?

You will develop skills and knowledge of the production processes of film and television through a series of coursework assignments in each unit of study. These assignments may include both practical and theoretical work. You will receive formative assessments and feedback that will inform you of the grade you are working towards. We will set targets that inform you how to improve. There are no examinations or external assessments on this course.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including English Language is required, plus GCSE Media or Film Studies and GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C) or above is desirable.  An online Film reel, social media profile or portfolio will support your application.

Your next steps...

After completing this level 3 extended Diploma Creative Media Production (Film and Television), you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge even further by studying a bachelor's degree, foundation degrees, or a higher national diploma in a variety of related subjects. You may seek employment in the industry. You will have the necessary skills to gain junior positions with independent and corporate production companies. Possible positions available could be: assistant camera operator, assistant producer, runner, assistant screenwriting, junior sound recordist, and junior video editor.



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