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Interactive Media (Design) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

Interactive media will equip you with the creative thinking skills and technical capabilities to bring your ideas to life in animation, graphic design, web, sound and print production. You will use industry standard software to create a range of original media products fit for an everchanging media landscape.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • developing creative media outcomes in a range of disciplines
  • design software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • animation packages such as After Effects
  • web design software such as Dreamweaver

On the course you will:

  • research, design and produce various media products such as magazines, print production and design-based campaigns
  • gain a contextual understanding of professional media practitioners
  • build a portfolio of multimedia design work
  • develop your creative, design and presentation skills

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed on your practical work through a series of projects which will have a vocational context.

Future opportunities

This subject combines well with other Design and Media-based subjects. It is an ideal programme if you plan to study any digital design courses at university. You may also wish to continue with further study in a different subject area, or move straight into employment.

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.