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Media, Art and Design - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media (TV & Film) at Wakefield College

Course description

Ever thought about working in television and film? Do you dream of one day being paid to make films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials or music videos? Do you hope one day to report the latest news and sport? Through this new and exciting Level 3 Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production and Technology you will gain an insight into how the media operates and how it influences our lives. You will develop practical skills across a wide range of disciplines including camerawork, editing and screenwriting. As well as achieving the equivalent of three A Levels, you will also gain the practical skills and wider knowledge needed to progress towards a job in the industry.

Course content

You will study camerawork, video editing and screenwriting as well as how to apply these skills to a wide range of media formats. You will develop an understanding of the media industries and how they operate as well as the requirements for gaining a job within specific areas of the media. This will help you to develop skills in: * How to capture your ideas and turn them into reality * Presenting your work to an audience * How to interact with people who help develop your work * Working to a commissioned brief for a real business * Reflecting on your work and assessing its successes and areas for improvement * Investigation of historical and contemporary contexts in the creative and media arts You may also have the opportunity work on a range of live client briefs, helping you to develop a strong portfolio and industry relevant experience. Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you. Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4) including English and Maths
4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4)
Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths, and
Grade D (new grade 3) or Level 1 Functional Skills in the other

L2 Diploma or equivalent at Merit Grade, plus GCSE English or Maths at grade C (or new grade 4), plus a L1 or L2 English or Maths



You will be mainly be assessed through assignments and practical project work that count towards your final grade. For each unit your work will be assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and the qualification is gained by successfully completing all of the units with the final grade being based on the production of a substantial creative media project. Select units are assessed through an externally marked exam. Your tutor will also provide regular feedback and maintain a record of assessment which may be externally verified.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.



Future opportunities

Further study

Those interested in Web Design or Photography could progress to the Foundation Degree in Web Design or HND in Photography courses at Wakefield College. Students also progress onto Video, Film, Media, Journalism, Animation, Photography, Web Design and Special Effects Production courses at a range of Higher Education Institutions.

Career opportunities

Careers in areas such as television, journalism, film, animation or photography.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 16 May 2018
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