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Creative Digital Media Production (Film and Television) - Level 3 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This course is designed for those who may wish to pursue a professional career or entry to Higher Education in a media, film and television related industry.

At interview, we will discuss with you your entry qualifications, experience and career goals. This, along with your portfolio, will form the basis of your starting point on the Creative Digital Media Production (Film and Television) Level 3 programme. 

The Level 3 diploma is a one-year programme. However, following successful completion of the diploma and appropriate achievement of other elements of the study programme, you may then be able to progress to a second year of study on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production.

The diploma enables you to learn professional media production in our purpose-built environment. Use industry-standard equipment including HD cameras in our fully-equipped television studio and radio broadcast suite. You will study film and television from around the world and learn to make your own films, news packages and get the chance to work on a weekly live television show. You will develop the technical skills used in live production such as desin, lighting design, live audio recording, Apple Mac editing and use software such as Adobe Premier. As well as this, you will also have the opportunity to create adverts for a range of industry clients, work collaboratively with external televison channels and well-known broadcasters. The very best in students' work is uploaded onto our TV channel -

You will have the option to progress to the extended diploma where you will be able to continue to develop your skills and understanding of the media industry. You will work on live briefs and meet professionals from a range of roles within the media industry.

Entry requirements

For the diploma you will need:

  • Four GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including English or an appropriate equivalent OR
  • A relevant Level 2 diploma at merit level, and GCSE English with 4 points (grade C) or an appropriate equivalent.
  • A portfolio.

For the extended diploma you will need:

  • Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including English or an appropriate equivalent OR
  • A relevant Level 2 diploma at merit level, and GCSE English with 4 points (grade C).
  • A portfolio.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview at which we will discuss all relevant experience, your portfolio of work and career goals.


Assessment takes place through controlled assignments set by tutors and externally verified. 

You will take part in projects and practical workshops based on realistic workplace situations.  

Future opportunities

The Level 3 diploma and Level 3 extended diploma are nationally recognised qualifications. The extended diploma at Level 3 is equivalent to three A Levels and will support an application to Higher Education as well as developing many of the wider skills required for progression to employment in related areas of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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