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Media, Art and Design - Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media at Wakefield College

Course description

The course provides you with knowledge and skills to work and progress in many areas of the creative media sector, including; Film and Television, Photography, Audio Production, Games Design and Graphic Design etc. This is an ideal foundation for those interested in interactive and multimedia.  

Course content

You will be introduced to basic Media skills, through a range of principles such as photography, film & TV, animation, graphic design and audio production. Looking at the work of industry professionals will give you inspiration for your projects which will be able to prepare you to work in the industry in the future after further study. You will have the opportunity to be creative, innovative and independent when producing your final pieces. Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you. Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-G (or new grade 9-1)
Equivalent qualifications


Your practical work and written work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and internally verified. 
You will be assessed against examining body specifications which will be given to you within your assignment briefs. 

Financial information

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Future opportunities

Further Study

On successful completion of the course and the necessary entry requirements you may be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject – Creative Media. Alternatively, you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector. 

Career Opportunities

As the course is designed to give you an insight to the industry you would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to Media. 

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 27 September 2017
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