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Creative Media Film and TV Extended Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

This established BTEC level 3 90 credit Diploma in Creative Media Film and TV course is the first year of a two year extended diploma. If you have an interest in film and television, want to discover how to understand, plan, produce and present different moving-image products and are creative, analytical, and able to work effectively on your own and in a team then this is an ideal course for you. This level 3 Diploma in Creative Media has a specific focus on TV and film production. This includes every stage of the process from idea generation to editing. The course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the moving-image industry. It will also give you all the skills you need to prepare for a career in this sector. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

During the course you will learn to recognise, analyse and understand a wide range of film and television genres. Then you will produce your own moving-image products. These will include: Single-Camera Drama (short drama), Music Video, Documentary, Experimental Video and Promotional and Corporate Video. Using professional HD video cameras, audio equipment, fig-rigs, specialist lighting and post-production software Premiere Pro and After Effects you will gain relevant industry skills. You will learn how to research, budget, plan, create, project manage and effectively work as a valuable member of a production team. In the second year of the course you will work towards achieving the extended diploma. You will complete a final major project which will combine research, planning, production and post-production skills. This will allow you to specialise in the area of film and television that you wish to pursue either at degree level or in to employment.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including English including an Art/Design related subject is required. GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C) or above is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


You will develop skills and knowledge of the production processes of film and television through a series of coursework assignments in each unit of study. These assignments may include both practical and theoretical work. In the second year of the course you will also complete a final major project, which will combine research, planning, production and post-production skills. There are no exams.

Financial information

Material fee £50.00.

Future opportunities

After completing this level 3 extended Diploma Creative Media Production (Film and Television), you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge even further by studying a bachelor's degree, foundation degrees, or a higher national diploma in a variety of related subjects. You may seek employment in the industry. You will have the necessary skills to gain junior positions with independent and corporate production companies. Possible positions available could be: assistant camera operator, assistant producer, runner, assistant screenwriting, junior sound recordist, and junior video editor.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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