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Media Level 3

Course code: RFWM100P

Subject area: Media

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01993 703 464

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production is a one year programme that is 100% coursework based. On successful completion of this, you can progress to the Extended Diploma in year 2 which will give you a UAL qualification equivalent to three A levels, which is well recognised by employers and universities.

All aged 16-18 students have the benefit of following the ‘Futures’ programme which is an innovative approach to curriculum design that ensures our students not only graduate with a high quality vocational qualification but also develop the key transferable skills that employers and higher education institutions demand. Skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, decision-making and enterprise skills are integrated and promoted. In addition, Futures students benefit from work experience, core tutorials, enrichment and skills development and/or qualifications in English and maths.

During this exciting, practical and fast-paced course you will undertake a number of projects which develop your skills and techniques, you will apply this at the end of each year for your Final Major Project, which will determine your course grade. Projects to be undertaken include: Media Skills, Music Video, Factual Production, Single Camera Production, Multi-camera Production and Specialist Study.

There are a number of collaborations that you will be involved in such as producing props with art students, audio with music technology students, sourcing performers for your projects and having the opportunity to respond to live briefs for real clients both internal and external to the college. To enable you to meet these demands we are extremely well resourced with professional HD cameras, edit suites, a radio studio and a television studio.

By the end of this course, as well as the qualification you will have developed an extensive portfolio of professional work, which will help you be ready for your next steps, whether it be university or employment in the media industries.

Course units
Diploma (1 Year)

Unit 1: Introduction to media processes and technical skills

Unit 2: Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production

Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice in creative media production

Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness in creative media production

Unit 5: Investigating audio production and technology

Unit 6: Investigating visual production and technology

Unit 7: Investigating interactive production and technology

Unit 8: Developing a creative media production project

Extended Diploma (2 Years)

Unit 10: Engaging with an audience in creative media production

Unit 9: Characteristics and contexts in creative media production

Unit 11: Preparing for progression in creative media production

Unit 12: Specialist study in creative media production

Unit 13: Extended project in creative media production

What next?
The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and this qualification carries UCAS points.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels which will qualify you for entry into either university or employment in the media industry. You can also progress onto our Level 4 Audio & Visual Production course.

Entry criteria
5 GCSES at Grade 4 including English or Maths, or a pass in the subject at Level 2 with a Grade 3/Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Fee information
There is a course consumable fee of £100 payable at enrolment which covers a media kit and masterclasses. You may be eligible for a bursary to help towards this cost.

Day trips will be offered as part of the programme and these can be paid for separately on Wisepay.

There is also an optional residential trip costing approx. £350 (this cost is given for guidance only).

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £60.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £7,395.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £7,455.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £60.00

Qualifications received
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (1 Year)

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (2 Years)

Learning & method assessment
100% coursework through projects that are externally moderated.

Any re-takes of a maths or English qualification will be assessed through external exams.