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Digital Media - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Isle of Man College

Course description

If you want to work in media in the 21st Century you need to get to grips with Digital Technology. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work across all aspects of the new media industries.

If you are looking for a broad skill set to open as many doors as possible into a new media job or university degree and are interested in or currently studying ICT, design technology or art and design then this course could be for you. The Extended Diploma in Digital Media is equivalent to 3 A Levels grade C or above and is an alternative way to progress to University.

You will have the opportunity to work in the following subject areas, web design, video and film production, sound design and production, graphic design, photography, games design and animation. We have excellent specialist equipment, studios and workshops together with professional standard digital software and resources.

Course content

Year One you will be introduced to the principles of art, design and medica theory, plus technical and practical skills. You will explore and experiment in relation to design briefs, to help you choose a specialism. You will finish the year with real-life projects with external organisations and will exhibit your work in the end of year show.

Year Two you will be stretched and challenged as you extend your knowledge and experience of the disciplines within which you are working. You will prepare for degree level study by becoming increasingly independent. You will be fully supported by staff with your higher education application interviews and producing a portfolio. You will be working with subject specialist briefs through the year and produce a final major project which you will exhibit in an end of year exhibition.


The course is based on continual assessment approximately every six weeks. At the end of the course you will produce a final project which demonstrates your skills and creativity in your chosen specialist discipline. This body of work is displayed in the end of year exhibition. You will also produce through the course a portfolio of work for progression onto a higher education course or employment.

Financial information

There will also be the opportunity to go on a week's educational visit to London in November and a day trip to Manchester looking at different museums, galleries, exhibitions and various universities. The cost for London is approximately £380 per person and the day trip to Manchester is approximately £30 per person. Costs are yet to be confirmed.

Future opportunities

The natural progression from the Extended Diploma course is to Higher Education either on Island or in the UK. Our students' breadth of experience and portfolio give them a definite advantage over A Level students when it comes to UCAS, applications and interviews and we have a very strong track record of students getting into higher education courses of their first choice. Higher Education is not the only option as many of our students gain employment in industry, here on the Isle of Man or setting up independent businesses or working for professional agencies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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