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Media Studies Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma at Mount Grace School

Course description

The course will appeal to you if you have an interest in learning about how the world of media works. You will gain an insight into how magazines are written, learn photography skills, learn how to use software such as Photoshop, Audacity and Serif Movie as well as Publisher and PowerPoint. It will also develop your practical skills through production work such as creating original music videos as well as designing CD covers for a new band or solo artist. This course will develop the broad range of skills necessary to work in many areas of media. The course will help you to become analytical, develop your research and presentation skills and teach you how to become an efficient, independent learner.

Course content

To achieve the Introductory Diploma, students must complete a total of six units consisting of the one mandatory unit as listed above and five optional ones. This is worth the equivalent of one A Level.

To achieve the Diploma, students must complete a total of twelve units consisting of the one mandatory unit as listed above and eleven optional units. This is worth the equivalent of two A Levels.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above.


This is a vocational course and will involve six units for the Introductory Diploma and twelve units for the Diploma Level. There is one mandatory unit: Unit 1: Analysing Media Products and Audiences. The other units are a range of optional units chosen by the teachers of this course. All units are assessed through assignments set and marked by the teachers of the unit; the work is then externally verified by a visiting OCR moderator who will select a number of students’ work to sample on two occasions during the year.

Future opportunities

You will follow this course with your other AS or Level 3 courses. This course will allow you to enter employment at a trainee level or go to university to study for a degree level course, such as Journalism, Advertising and Marketing, TV/ Film Production courses, animation, broadcasting or teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mount Grace School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years