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Level 3 Extended Technical Diploma in Digital Media at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

Using your knowledge of IT as a base, you will be able to expand your learning to understand the world of digital media.

Course content

During the two years you will broaden your digital media knowledge and develop technical skills that will allow you to create interactive content, along with moving image and audio products. You will gain a thorough understanding of the whole product life-cycle, from pre-production and planning, right the way through to consumers buying the product. You will also explore marketing principles and understand how tools such as film, animation and social media can be used for promotion.

You will cover topics including:

  • Media products and audiences
  • Pre-production and planning
  • Create a media product
  • Social media and globalisation
  • Interactive Media Product
  • TV and Short Film Production
  • Research for Product Development
  • Application of Converging Technologies within Digital Design Proposals.

You will also have the chance to develop your skills further by completing specialist units, for example, radio production or cinematography. You will then have an option to choose one of two pathways to explore in more depth, depending on your chosen career path: Digital Content for Interactive Media or Moving Image and Audio Production

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSE's A*-C or Equivalent Qualification including Maths and English.


Your assessments will be carried out through a range of different assignments and coursework tasks.

Future opportunities

This course is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels, so on successful completion of the course you could progress onto university to study Broadcast Media, Journalism and Media Studies.

You may wish to start your career and could go into a number of differnt roles including: Live boradcasting, Television, Radio, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, and Digital Media.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 September 2018
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    • Less than a mile away from our Station Plaza campus, Ore Valley takes under a minute by train from Hastings Town Centre and has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas. In the central atrium, students construct, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house. Students here have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, a Learning Resource Centre, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop.

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.