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Creative Media - Level 2 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This course has been developed in response to changes within media industries and university courses being offered. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practical tasks in an exciting and stimulating way, developing yourself as an individual media producer as well as gaining a sound understanding of professional practice within modern media. Subject areas within this course include the print industry, TV advertising, audio broadcasting and industry studies.

Course content

On this course you will study how important your target audience is when generating different media products for them. Assignments include magazine page layout and design, journalism, graphic design, advertising techniques, video editing, pre and post-production skills, sound recording and editing, as well as the media industry studies and more. Within your course you will also study English and maths, either to GCSE level or through Functional Skills. 

You will study a range of units within the year, creating a portfolio of work. You'll combine units with a real life brief which provides you with valuable industry experience. You'll learn new software skills and the theoretical, legal and ethical debates behind each assignment. 

Entry requirements

You will need a range of 5 GCSEs at grades D-G in order to gain entrance on to this course. No previous media experience is required, although this is desirable.


You will be assessed through ongoing assessments and completing a media portfolio. All units are assessed on a pass, merit and distinction basis, with all being internally marked. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.


Future opportunities

This course will enable you to progress on to higher level media, graphics or animation courses. On achievement of a merit at level 2 you
can progress on to any level 3 vocational qualification that
incorporates the skills learnt during this course.

Further information

Class sessions will include workshops on the use of a range of
software, including the Adobe suite – Photoshop, Premier, audition, Apple
Logic, Prezi and elements of the Office suite. You will have access to
the recording studio and editing suites within the media area.
There isn’t any specific equipment required for this course, but it is
desirable to have either a good sized USB memory stick (1GB min), or a
portable USB hard drive to back up your work, or transfer.
Work experience is an invaluable way of gaining real life understanding
of working in the media industry. We encourage you to find your own work
experience out of college time.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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