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Media - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

Are you interested in a career in the television and film industry? If so, this course is for you! The level 3 in media will give you a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes that are essential for success in higher education and employment. You will gain an excellent insight into the industry and work in our purpose built TV studio, with industry standard cameras, auto cue, virtual studio software and a specialist editing suite. The course involves a 'hands-on' practical approach in learning camera skills, directing, interview techniques and script writing, through 'live' projects, leading to a wide variety of film making. The range of projects that students may be involved in include fictional drama, comedy, gender in films, corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and news programmes. You will also learn to analyse moving images, understand how they were produced and learn about how the advertising, television and film industries work. Past students have been successful in having work selected for the Bradford Film Festival, competing nationally. You will be a part of our exciting production company (Springboard TV) and your work will be broadcast on the Internet TV channel The course provides the experience of a real working environment with production schedules, deadlines to meet and the opportunity to work with industry professionals. At the end of the year your work may be selected and shown to a wide audience at the College of West Anglia Film Festival and 'Oscars' evening.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English, maths and a creative-based subject, or a relevant level 2 qualification.If you are aged 19 or older, relevant industry experience may be accepted.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment. The units in the first two terms are assessed at pass grade only. The final unit is awarded a grade of pass, merit or distinction. This unit is achieved through a personal proposal and decides the overall grade for the qualification.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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: 02 August 2018
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