Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Art, Design and Media

Start Date

September 2018




16-18 Year Olds

Course Level


Home / Course / Creative Media Production (TV & Film) National Extended Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

Ever thought about working in television and film? Do you dream of one day being paid to make films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials or music videos? Do you hope one day to report the latest news and sport? If so this is the course for you.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’ll need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. You must be a creative thinker who has a keen interest in both the practical and analytical aspects of the television and film.

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will study video editing, camera work, interview techniques, sound editing, and screenwriting, as well as how to apply these skills to a wide range of media formats. You will develop a strong understanding of the media industries and how they operate as well as the requirements for gaining a job within specific areas of the media. You will develop skills in:

  • How to capture your ideas and turn them into reality;
  • Presenting your work to an audience;
  • How to interact with people who help develop your work;
  • Working to a commissioned brief for a real business;
  • Reflecting on your work and assessing its successes and areas for improvement;
  • Investigation of historical and contemporary contexts in media.


You will also work on a range of live client briefs, helping you to develop a strong portfolio and industry relevant experience.

How you will learn

You will be taught through workshop-based sessions that encourage hands on experience of industry standard software and techniques. You will use the latest software and hardware to develop a range of short films and live briefs. Recently, media students were involved in capturing content at London Fashion Week:

Where could this course take you?

Successful completion of the Level 3 Creative Media Production (TV & Film)course, along with an appropriate grade and portfolio, will provide access to a wide range of specialist University courses.

What costs will you incur?

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.