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Creative Media Production Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Accrington and Rossendale College

Course description

The Creative Media Course offers a vocational learning approach to an interesting and ever expanding industry.

The Professional facilities (TV Studio, Radio Studio, Edit Suites, Design Studio, etc.) within the Media department ensure that you not only gain the knowledge of the subject but you are able to put new ideas and skills into practice. The chance to choose from a specific pathway from the following: Sports Broadcasting, TV and Film, Fashion Journalism and New Media.

Course content

Throughout the year our students get to work on professional projects for external organisations. These include promotional videos, filming live events, website and graphic design.

We are the only college in Pennine Lancashire to be a member of the British Youth Film Academy. This allows our students to work alongside experienced and professional crew members.

Our Media graduates have a great record of finding employment in the media sector. Our graduates include Ursula Haworth (1st Assistant Director on The Street, Waterloo Road) Paul Sparkes & Paul Coppack (Shooters Media) and Liza Catlow (BBC Radio Lancashire Producer).

Accrington & Rossendale College has its very own Film Festival. The Pennine Film Festival attracts entries from around the world, including Brazil, Germany and Japan and brings in fantastic talent such as Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) Margi Clarke (Coronation Street, Letter to Brezhnev) and Lee Ingleby (Master & Commander & Harry Potter) ,Haz Dulull (VFX on Dark Night, Hellboy II) for talks, master classes and film screenings.

Our Media tutors all have a wealth of practical industrial experience such as Sky TV Cameramen, Professional Photo Journalists, Professional Web designers, graphic designers and award winning film makers.

We are the only College in Lancashire to offer alternative pathways at Level 3.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade A* – C (including English and Maths) plus a successful interview. Mature students are also welcome as long as they can demonstrate a suitable level of knowledge.


You will be assessed through coursework and practical projects.

Financial information

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds.

This course will cost a maximum of £480 for learners aged 19 years old or above. This fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

Future opportunities

Completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma means you will be able to apply to any Higher Education level course at any institution including internal progression onto the BA (Hons) Film and Digital Media or BSC (Hons) Computing (Software Engineering) or any other related course at Higher Education level. The practical nature of the course will also give you valuable skills to be able to apply for entry level jobs within the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington and Rossendale College directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2016
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