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Creative Media Practice (Film and Television Production) (Advanced) - Level 3


In our modern world video production is everywhere. From YouTube to iPlayer we now live our lives visually across a range of different platforms.

Here at college you will study film and television from around the world and learn to make a range of quality media products, such as adverts, documentaries, dramas and radio programmes.

You will use the very latest technology and equipment to develop skills in making videos, using HD cameras, lighting techniques, Apple Mac editing systems and Adobe Creative Suite.

This course is aimed at those who wish to explore a career in some of the following job roles:

  • Camera operators
  • Cinematographers
  • Editors
  • Producers
  • Directors
  • Researchers
  • Production assistants
  • Writers
  • Journalists

Our tutors all have extensive experience in the media industry and can give you the very best advice and guidance as you start your journey in the exciting world of creative media production.


Take a look at our creative media production students in the classroom, where they learn the skills associated with the course as well as on location filming and in the studio using state-of-the-art equipment to edit their work.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20232301A1470FREEFREE* to £2882.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

What will I study?

  • Camera operation and live TV production
  • Audio production and editing
  • Documentary making and scriptwriting
  • Creative adverts
  • Creating dramas.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, plus a portfolio with evidence of media work.
  • Or, a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit level, plus a portfolio.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place through controlled assignments set by tutors and externally verified. 

You will take part in projects and practical workshops based on realistic workplace situations.  

What can I progress onto?


How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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