Creative Media Production Level 3 Extended Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is a two-year programme that is 100% coursework based, which will give you the equivalent qualifications to three A levels. There is also the option of undertaking the first year (90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media Production), which will give you the equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. There is also the option of undertaking GCSE Maths alongside the programme.
During the course you will undertake a number of practical and theory units, which will give you a broad understanding and develop your skills in a range of different media related fields. These include making a music video, a radio drama, and a corporate video, as well as researching and studying the creative media sector. The are a number of collaborations that you will be involved in such as shooting a drama with the Performing Arts students, as well as having the challenge of responding to live briefs for real clients both internal and external to the college. To enable you to respond to these live briefs we are extremely well resourced with professional cameras, edit suites, a radio studio and a television studio. These live briefs will get taken to the extreme as we have won the rights to have first refusal to make all of the adverts to be broadcast on a new local TV station (which will be broadcast locally on Freeview Channel 8). Therefore you will have the opportunity to actually produce work for TV, which makes this a very exciting time to join the course. By the end of this course, as well as the qualification you will have developed an extensive portfolio of professional work, which will help you be ready for your next step, whether it be university or employment in the media industries. Abingdon and Witney College have well established links with creative and cultural industries within Oxfordshire and beyond. We use these links to ensure you get a real-world experience and exposure as an emerging Creative.
You will need to have 5 qualifications from Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSEs at grade C or above OR Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design, Media or Backstage Production at Merit or above. You will also be required to provide a written personal statement, a positive reference and to attend a formal interview demonstrating your interest in a creative subject.
The fees shown below are those charged in 2015/16 and may be subject to increase for 2016/17. Don't forget that we have bursaries and loans available to help you with fees - call 01235 216298 for more information. For some courses clothing, equipment and registration fees may apply and will be payable to external companies. Only trips necessary to the successful completion of your course (compulsory trips) will be listed below, other trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study, these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course.
A Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels which will qualify you for entry into either university or employment in the media. With a Merit and a portfolio of work you could also progress onto the Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abingdon and Witney College directly.