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Media Level 3 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma (2 Years) at Chichester College

Course description

This course has been developed in response to changes within media industries and university courses being offered. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practice in an exciting and stimulating way, developing yourself as an individual media producer as well as gaining a sound understanding of professional practice within modern media. Subject areas within this course include the magazine industry, TV advertising, music videos, radio news broadcasting and industry studies.

Course content

In the first year of this course you will study how important your target audience is when generating different media products for them. Year one's assignments include magazine page layout and design, journalism, graphic design, advertising techniques, video editing, pre and post-production skills, interview techniques, news gathering, sound editing, industry studies and more. In year 2 you will look at music video creation, interactive media design and documentary making.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at C grade or above and must include maths and English. If you have 5 GCSEs at C or above and either maths or English is a D grade, you may still be accepted on this course provided you agree to retake your exam.


All units are assessed on a pass, merit and distinction basis and consist of coursework and assignments. There are no exams on this course.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.

Future opportunities

Next steps include either full time employment or studying at university.
As the course provides many different media skills across many
different media disciplines, it provides broad knowledge skills that
universities will be looking for.

Further information

Within the media department we have all of the up to date software
that many media industries use in our media base rooms. Plus you will use
state of the art cameras, steadicams, lighting equipment, recording
equipment, laser colour printers and above all very knowledge staff.
You do not need any special software or hardware for this course. The
media department has it's own server and NAS drive for storage and all of
our machines have the lastest software.
This is year 1 of a 2 year programme. Progression onto Year 2 available
after successful completion of year 1.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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