If your aim is to follow a career in the TV, Film or Magazine Publishing industry, then the Diploma will equip you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge.
The course will help you develop both practical and academic skills essential in the media industry. The course provides an opportunity to work with a range of media products, production processes and technologies including photography, animation, filming, editing, graphic design and media studies.
As digital communication increases and impacts on every aspect of our life, the career opportunities in media are varied and interesting.
As a media student you will gain practical experience in our impressive modern facilities including: professionally equipped TV studios, video/editing and Apple Mac suites.
Our highly experienced staff will support, guide and prepare you for a wide range of employment and further education opportunities within the media and related industries.
Facilities include digital TV and radio studios with digital recording equipment, HD video cameras, Apple Mac editing suites and DTP including media industry standard software, including InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Adobe CS6
Units may include:
This course is suitable for those with an interest in following a career in Media sectors such as Publishing, TV, Film, Radio or Music Industries.
You will be continuously assessed throughout the course on practical and written assignments. There will be some externally assessed units.
Students buy their own materials such as USB memory sticks and blank DVDs. The student pays for educational visits to London, TV studios etc. Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
5 GCSE passes including 1 GCSE at grade 4 and above.
The Extended Diploma is equal to 3 A Levels and will enable you to apply for a degree at a university or other course in a related area. Some students go on to work independently in the industry.
Job roles in this area include Video Editor, Sound Technician and Media Researcher, average starting salaries range from £12,000 - £18,000.