QCF 90 Credit Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media) - Level 3 Overview
This programme offers an innovative and creative opportunity to develop design skills for a whole range of multimedia outcomes.
At interview, we will discuss with you your entry qualifications, experience and career goals. This, along with your portfolio, will form the basis of your starting point on the Interactive Media Level 3 programme.
The 90 Credit Diploma is a one-year programme. However, following successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma and appropriate achievement of other elements of the study programme, you may then be able to progress to a second year of study on the 180 Credit Extended Diploma in Interactive Media.
The 90 Credit Diploma enables you to study web and graphic design, illustration, animation and 3D modelling and digital video and to develop your professional skills using industry-standard software including Adobe products (Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and more). Continuing to the 180 Credit Diploma, you will be able to continue to develop you skills and understanding of the interactive media and design industry. You'll work on live briefs and meet professionals from the interactive media industry.
For the 90 Credit Diploma you will need:
- A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or:
- Level 2 diploma in a related subject with a 'merit' profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification
- Interview and portfolio of related work which shows enthusiasm and passion for the creative industries.
For the Extended Diploma you will need:
- A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or:
- Level 2 diploma with a 'merit' profile plus GCSE English and maths at grade A*-C
- Portfolio of design work.
You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.
Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.
Start dates and fees
The table below shows you when the course starts. You may be charged a fee for your course depending on your age and circumstances. If you are aged 24 or over and studying a qualifying Level 3, 4 or 5 course you may be able to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the costs.
Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions 16-1819-2324+ Sep 20161 yr(s)4703A1368Free£400.00*£3060.00* |
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*Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2016 will be confirmed in spring 2016.
How long is the course?
The 90 Credit Diploma is a one-year course and the 180 Credit Diploma is a two-year course.
After successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma study programme, and following appropriate advice and guidance, you may continue your study for a further year in order to achieve the full Extended Diploma (180 Credit).
How will I be assessed?
Assessment takes place through controlled assignments set by tutors and externally verified.
You will take part in projects and practical workshops based on realistic workplace situations.
What does the course lead to?
The 90 Credit and 180 Credit Diplomas are nationally-recognised qualifications. The 180 Credit Diploma at Level 3 is equivalent to three A Levels and will support an application to Higher Education as well as developing many of the wider skills required for progression to employment in related areas of work such as web design, games design, virtual reality.
Progression opportunities include to a higher level of study HND in Interactive Media available at the college.
It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.
What can I go on to study?
- Following successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma study programme you may be able to progress to the 180 Credit Diploma.
- Following successful completion of the 180 Credit Diploma you could progress to university-level qualifications such as a degree or HND in related area, or you could go on to further training or employment.
How do I apply? Apply online