Creative Media Production and Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma

Media Production at Bracknell and Wokingham College is exciting, practical and industry focused.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Study Mode

    Full-time

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Media

This two-year, Level 3 course at Bracknell will suit anyone with a keen interest in Media and its wide range of disciplines.

The facilities at Bracknell include a bespoke green-screen TV room, a recording studio and Apple Mac suites equipped with the latest Adobe CC suite of software (inc. Photoshop/Premiere Pro/Audition/After Effects). 

On the course you will learn elements of all of the main aspects of film-making which include:

  • DSLR Video Camera Operation
  • Sound Recording (Studio & Location)
  • Digital Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

Your coursework (which won’t involve any examinations) will be assessed via a wide variety of major projects including a music video, documentary, showreel production, and short film. You will be taught by industry practitioners who have experience in both video and sound production. You will also learn all the underpinning aspects of Creative Media Production including:

  • Research
  • Pre-production
  • Preparing for work as a freelancer

Option 1: Creative Media Production and Technology Route

The Creative Media Production and Technology route will focus on you developing industry-standard production processes, as well as technical and creative skills. You will learn how to plan, film and edit a range of productions. This could include TV and radio adverts, music videos, film trailers, documentaries, short films, campaign videos, etc.

You’ll be introduced to a variety of pre-production, production, and post-production skills and utilise our industry-standard filming and recording equipment. When you complete this programme, you’ll be prepared, confident and highly trained in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition and the use of professional equipment.

The programme consists of different units that focus on pre- and post-production techniques designed to prepare you for the creative media professional.

You will learn the following skills:

  • Camera techniques
  • Video editing techniques
  • Sound recording
  • Sound editing techniques
  • Planning and research
  • Scriptwriting
  • Interactive media

Option 2: TV and Film Production Route

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in TV or film production, producing a range of exciting content in all areas of the TV and film industry.

Our highly experienced tutors will give you an overview of the TV and Film industries and build the skills you need to work confidently as part of those industries. This will involve study of professionally produced media products (films, TV shows, adverts, music videos, etc.) and you and your peers’ own audio/visual productions.

You’ll work on a series of individual and group assignments which may cover subjects such as:

  • creative media production management
  • understanding the television and film industries
  • film and video editing techniques
  • multi-camera techniques
  • writing for television and video
  • music video production
  • advertisement production for television
  • interview techniques for creative media production
  • presentation techniques for broadcasting

Don’t worry if you haven’t chosen your preferred route yet. You will be able to discuss each of the different routes, and which one might best suit your career aspirations, as part of your application process.

In the first year of this course, you will study for the Diploma. Once that Diploma is successfully achieved, you will be invited to continue on to complete the full Extended Diploma in the second year of the course.

Please note: Fees will apply if you are 19+ at the beginning of your studies and have previously completed a Level 3 qualification or are 24 and above. All fees are charged on a yearly basis. Please see our Fees Policy for further details or get in touch to discuss your options!

You’ll explore, develop and test your creativity through stimulating and demanding practical exploration.

The course also incorporates relevant and exciting work-experience placements, designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to progress into employment. Previous placements have included BBC Radio Oxford and ITV’s Endeavour.

To complete this course, you will be required to use a variety of skills working both in groups and individually.

The course is 100% coursework (there is no exam), featuring both written and practical assignments. This is internally assessed and externally moderated by UAL.

Most of our students progress to higher-education programmes at either degree or HND level. Many choose to specialise in a particular field once they move on to university, having experienced a range of options as part of their programme.

Following university, examples of possible careers include:

  • film making
  • camera operation
  • advertising executive
  • journalist
  • public relations
  • designer
  • media
  • professional photographer

A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (A*–C), including English and maths. Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in a media-based qualification at Grade Merit or Distinction, plus English and maths GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above.

Where possible, applicants should have some practical media experience beforehand. If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

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Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

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