Creative Media Production and Technology (TV and Film)

This course is designed to prepare you for work in the film and TV industry. Assessment is by coursework and productions.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Media and Film
  • Qualification UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length 2 years

This course is designed for people who want to work in the film and TV industry. It provides a range of experiences, allowing individuals to progress straight into the workplace or onto higher education. In your first year you will study the 90-credit Diploma progressing to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

This course is ideal if you enjoy exploring moving image work in all its forms, taking ownership of your own creative ideas and working in a dynamic team environment.

The course has no exam and you are assessed continuously over the two years of the course. Each project will test your ability to work in teams, communicate effectively and prepare for productions. You are assessed through your finished video work and your production folder which should contain all your research, planning and production evidence. Observations from your lecturers will also form a part of your assessment.

There is no formal work experience offered but we strongly encourage students to find work experience opportunities themselves.

What topics will I study?

You will have the opportunity to develop practical and creative skills through a variety of production assignments such as TV drama, documentary, TV studio multi camera production, music video and animation.

You will:

  • Develop your research, practical and creative skills in pre-production, production and post-production
  • Use industry standard equipment including our TV Studio, edit suites and a radio station
  • Produce projects in film, advertising, TV drama (including scriptwriting), documentary, music video and experimental film
  • Train in the use of HD DV cameras and other specialist media equipment
  • Learn from professional guest speakers and take part in trips to film festivals, screenings, conferences and exhibitions
  • Have your final major project screened in a public cinema environment

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

Next steps: 

Students typically move on to further study in film and TV such as Exeter College’s Film and TV Production Foundation Degree.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language. Plus, you will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. If you don’t have grade 4 in GCSE Maths, you will need to study it alongside this course.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: A keen interest in creative media.


You will have access to a learning resource centre with a full range of new media equipment purchased specifically for practical media production. You will also have access to a state of the art HD live TV studio.

Additional Costs

We do advise that you purchase a portable computer hard drive of at least 500Mbs that is compatible with Apple Mac computers to store your work on and collate projects to show prospective employers and universities.

Please click here to see a video about what students say about this course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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