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Creative Media Production and Technology

Course Code: MED1
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One - two years
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Are you a bright, go getting and intelligent student who would love a career behind the scenes in the media or even in front of the cameras? This A Level equivalent course at City College Plymouth is available as an Extended Diploma in Media (two year course) or a Subsidiary Diploma in Media (one year course). This media training course is an exciting blend of practical and theoretical study. On a typical day, you might be storyboarding an animation in the morning, hosting your own radio show at midday, and, after a brief meeting about your latest video project, taking photographs for your DVD cover, or filming your latest blockbuster in the afternoon! With a focus on industry and employability, you will be working with real clients to design their logo, improve their business cards or supply a piece of journalism or radio production. This study programme is fast moving and exciting; designed to prepare you for your next steps into the industry or higher education.

Course information

This exciting course gives you practical training and an in-depth insight into the professional world of video, audio and print production.You will study many areas of media including:

  • video production
  • television
  • radio production (music and talk-based)
  • journalism
  • design
  • animation
  • photography and much more.

In addition, you will:

  • learn from industry experienced staff
  • benefit from links with all local media providers such as the BBC, Radio Plymouth and The Herald
  • use cutting-edge equipment
  • get fantastic opportunities to display your work in and outside College.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English)
  • a level 2 media qualification
  • a BTEC first diploma
  • an NVQ Level 2/technical certificate
  • successful completion of an apprenticeship course
  • successful completion of the Gateway / Newstart course
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

All units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • a Foundation Degree in Creative Media Production
  • employment or freelance work in a wide range of areas or related vocational area.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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