Interactive Media and Digital Arts Level 3: Extended Diploma

Are you seeking to create compelling content for media platforms? This course will give you the insight in order to succeed within this competitive industry.

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  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

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This Interactive Media and Digital Arts Level 3 course will teach you skills to produce creative content for a vast range of media platforms and their audiences. Utilising a range of digital and analogue tools, the opportunities to progress to degree level (HND) or straight into employment within the creative industries is terrifically tangible.

Your class will undertake practical workshops, with the chance for individual instruction and specialised assistance.

On the theoretical side, you’ll take part in seminars that will supply you with the context, research methods and productive abilities to complete a variety of industry standard assignment briefs.

Work Experience (WEX) is a huge part of what makes Activate Learning’s courses stand out, allowing students to complete at least 30 hours of WEX associated with their vocational course.

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

No matter which qualification you successfully complete, you will receive a University of Arts London (UAL) Level 3 (Extended) Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.

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

Our teaching team at Activate Learning have ‘mastered’ their respective fields of expertise. They can help you attain following skills, with scope for more dexterity based on your interests:

  • application and strategy of multimedia processes
  • computer Games Design
  • digital and concept art with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • film production with Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effects
  • completing your ‘Final Major Projects’ by the end of each academic year
  • model making and sculpture with practical techniques
  • traditional (2D) and computer (3D) animation with Adobe Animate
  • working on Project Based Learning (PBL) and for Clientele (WEX)

Teaching methods include:

  • formal Instruction
  • group discussion and debate
  • practical demonstration
  • pitching & planning
  • measuring experience
  • Individual tuition
  • formative/summative feedback on assignments.

There are no exams on this Level 3 course, as we will be assessing 100% of the coursework you submit. Homework is not formally set, however you may want to get ahead for future lessons by completing classwork set out by your teachers/tutors as necessary. This would be useful as you are required to ‘time manage’, ‘organise’ and ‘work within a team’ as further skills to prepare you for the creative industries.

Students should have a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (A*-C equivalent), including subjects English and maths.

It is also acceptable for a learner who has studied for a Level 2 Diploma in a media-based qualification (Merit/Distinction level) to join this Level 3 programme. You will be encouraged to share examples of any recent media related work and discuss your interest in the subject.

If you are interested yet have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss possibilities. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Structurally, this course will allow you to synthesise practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge within a broad range of creative media disciplines. You will be encouraged to recognise the unique characteristics of certain specialisms as well as the dynamic and potentially innovative relationships between them and your own individual development.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

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.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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