Where will this course lead?

On successful completion of the course you will be qualified to enter Higher Education to pursue a Higher National Diploma or Degree course. You will also develop the necessary skills to enter the workplace or apprenticeship should you choose to do so. You could even proceed to freelance work.

What will I study?

This Level 3 course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for employment. All of our learners are able to access our state-of-the-art digital media facilities including a high-definition multi-camera television studio, radio studio and production suites. We have Apple Mac computers and industry standard software including Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Studio. We also have professional media equipment such as HD video cameras, lighting equipment, audio recorders etc. that is available to all Media students to use throughout the two years.

This Level 3 course is based on theory and practical assignments, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in a range of film and broadcast media related areas including:

· Television Production

· Film Production

· Radio Journalism

· Vlogging

· Editing

· Interactive Media

· Scriptwriting

· Film Reviewing

How will this course be delivered?

The course will have classroom-based lessons and workshops alongside practical based studio workshops and sessions. You will explore the different practical and theoretical elements of TV and radio production within the first year of this course allowing you the opportunity to create your own TV and radio shows. There will be a number of assignments each year which will allow students to work on their own choice of outcomes. Some of these assignments will require working with real clients and submitting films to film festivals. All students work will be submitted through online platforms such a websites and blogs.

What qualifications will I get?

The course leads to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (equivalent to three A-Levels). It is a two-year, full-time programme at Level 3.

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed through the creation of production portfolios that demonstrate your understanding of practical and theoretical knowledge. You will manage productions, work in teams, research, pitch ideas and conduct interviews. The lecturing staff will introduce each new assignment as the course progresses. You will be assessed all the time you are working, but your main assessment is through assignment work, where you will be graded for each assignment and then given an overall grade for the final assignment of each year.

How do I get a place on the course?

You can apply through the College application process, via the website, telephone, or open events.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at grade C / grade 4 or above including English Language and preferably a creative subject such as Art, Photography or Textiles, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant vocational subject area at a Merit grade and GCSE English Language at grade C / grade 4 or above.

What else do I need to know?

As part of the programme you will undertake 'live' projects and work with real clients, which will give you an insight into the way the industry works. As a department we have strong industry links with local employers and large organisations that you will have the opportunity to work with during the second year of this course.
In the second year of the course you will also receive advice on university courses, apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Portfolio building will form an important part of the second year as you prepare for interviews.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress onto university, an apprenticeship, freelance employment, or full-time employment in a range of areas that include film, radio production, television production, journalism and post-production.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time