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Creative Digital Media Production Intermediate Extended Certificate at Derby College

Course description

If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in creative media production, this one-year course is an excellent introduction.  It is designed to give you a general overview of the media and the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced industry.

To support your main study programme, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Course content

Topic areas covered on the course may include:

  • Digital Media Sectors and Audiences
  • Media Industry
  • Planning and Pitching a Product
  • Moving Image Production
  • Digital Editing
  • Digital Publishing
  • Writing for Digital Media and Digital Games
  • English and Maths

Entry requirements

You will need at least four high grade Ds or above at GCSE, along with a minimum grade C in either English Language or Maths.  Prospective learners will also be asked to compile a portfolio to evidence the skills required for media production.  You will be given details of the required content at your interview.  You must also attend a media workshop where your portfolio work and skills will be assessed.


You will be assessed on coursework made up of practical work, research, essays, discussions and presentations.  Two units will be assessed externally. 

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Future opportunities

This course is an excellent platfom for you to start working towards a creative media career.  Provided you pass all the required units at Merit or Distinction level, have a grade C in English and demonstrate aptitude for this exciting subject, you could progress to a Level 3 course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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