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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 4670.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Advanced Level 3 Creative Media Production (TV and Film) Pathway has been specifically designed for students wishing to study a single creative subject plus work experience, tutorial and personal and professional development.

The qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over who have already achieved GCSE grade 4 [C] in English and want to study media concept and production development.

The advanced pathway provides a minimum of 540 GLH and attracts the following UCAS tariff points [dependent on the length of study, qualification components and grades achieved]:

  • One-year full-time - between 24 - 84 new UCAS tariff points
  • Two-year full-time - between 48 -168 new UCAS tariff points

This qualification will allow you to progress to higher education courses or go straight into the working world.  The course will appeal to all those who thrive on practical and technical work, with a balanced emphasis on theoretical or academic achievement.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade A*-C, you will continue to study the subject.  This will support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language. Alternatively you may have a Merit or above in a BTEC Level 2 Diploma qualification, along with GCSE English Language at grade A*-C.

Importantly a university application will probably require both English Language and Maths at grade 4/grade C or above.

Prospective learners will also be asked to compile a portfolio to evidence the skills required for media production.  We will provide details of the required content at your interview.  Prospective learners must attend a media workshop where their portfolio work and skills will be assessed.

Course Content

The units studied may include:

  • Digital Video Production
  • Music Video Production
  • Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Production Management
  • Understanding the TV and Film Industry
  • Pre-Production Techniques
  • Communication
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Writing for TV and Video
  • Film Studies
  • Factual Programming
  • Creative Media Production
  • Advertising Production for Television
  • Design Idents
  • Maths (if necessary)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed 100% on coursework presented in the form of portfolios and written essays.

Learners studying maths will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

While all equipment required for the course is available for loan from the College, you will be required to provide your own stationery and SD card.

What can I do after this course?

Successful completion of the 90-credit Diploma will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.


This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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James Radford

James Radford

Designs on a career in the creative industry

Former Media Studies learner James Radford is revelling in his first job with a creative agency. He has secured a role as a Production Assistant with Derby based Matchstick Design.

His main responsibility is to help ensure smooth work flow in the studio – taking briefs, dealing with suppliers and seeing jobs through to delivery. He’s also preparing images for use in wide ranging projects and assisting with research.

With further experience, he aims to take on a more senior role on the creative side of the business.

It’s my first job and I’m sure my time at Derby College helped me to get it. My studies gave me skills, confidence and knowledge of film, which helped a lot.

I would definitely recommend the Media Studies course to other people interested in a career in the creative industry. It was the right choice for me: the standard of teaching was good and we covered the subjects I’m most interested in.
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