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Interactive & Digital Media Level 3 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This innovative course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career within the ever changing and fast paced digital media industry. Careers within this field are varied and include; website designer, animator, social media manager, content developer, marketing manager, computer graphic designer among many more.This course is ideal for those who have previously studied IT or media at GCSE or a L2 vocational qualification and who now wish to further develop their creative and technical skills in order to progress onto university or employment within the digital media industry.

Course content

The course delivers a specialist curriculum allowing students to develop specific practical skills as well as learning about the new digital media industry and professional practice. Students complete project briefs that allow them to experiment with a wide range of roles and explore interactive and digital media production techniques whilst developing their theoretical knowledge of the industry. Topics include communication within the digital media industry, research techniques, production management, interactive media design, digital and motion graphics, designing idents, web animation, marketing and public relations, digital communication, web authoring, digital video production and working to client briefs. You will expand your knowledge of historical and contemporary media products in order to influence and inspire your own work.  You will study in state of the art media studios and learn from tutors who are highly skilled within their particular fields.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed the L2 Digital Media course.  If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or Maths, you will undertake a smaller progression L3 qualification and be required to work towards GCSE in English and Maths as part of your study programme.


You will be continuously assessed based on the projects you complete throughout the year. You will receive both verbal and written tutor feedback and will take part in peer assessments. Assessment is through set assignments and project coursework. All students will take part in an end of year show where they will have the opportunity to showcase their work. 

Financial information

The college provides specialist media production equipment and software. All students are expected to provide their own basic study equipment such as notebooks, folders and pens.

Future opportunities

Students who complete the full L3 in Interactive and Digital Media have a number of progression pathways including employment and further or higher education. Students who achieve on the L3 digital media course can progress onto the HNC in Media at Warrington & Vale Royal College or apply to a digital media related degree programme at a national university.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

Students will have the opportunity to take part in work experience placements and will be supported in finding a suitable placement by the college work experience team and tutors. There are also opportunities to take part in live briefs.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Students on the course will have the opportunity to take part in trips both locally and nationally to media studios, events and conventions.

Are there any links with industry?

Students will have the opportunity to take part in guest lecture workshops with employers as well as live briefs for local community groups and/or employers. The tutors on the course have excellent links with industry professionals and students on the course will benefit from these working partnerships.

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: 07 November 2017
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