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Diploma in Creative Media Skills - Digital Arts (Intermediate) - Level 2


Please note, this is the Digital Design pathway. An alternative pathway is available for film and television. Click here for the Film and Television pathway.

This is an exciting course designed for those who are interested in using digital technology in the production of creative designs.

You will develop sought-after design and production skills required for the rapidly evolving and dynamic digital media industry, covering key areas of multimedia applications including web design, animation, illustration and visual communication.

You will train using some of the best facilities in the country, in our specialist media and performing arts hub, Create, using industry-standard equipment from Mac suites and Adobe software, to HD cameras and sound systems.


Take a look at some of the work created by current West Notts students.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least grade 3/D supported by a minimum Level 1 literacy qualification or appropriate equivalent, or
  • An appropriate Level 1 qualification with a merit grade.
  • A portfolio of evidence demonstrating your creative ability.

All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork.

You may need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)2298A1369FREE£500.00** EApply
Sep 20221 yr(s)2298A1369FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.


How will I be assessed?

  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Practical-based coursework
  • Externally assessed assignments.

What will I study?

Film and TV modules include:

  • Video production/editing
  •  Audio sound production
  •  Advertising production

Digital design modules include:

  • Digital graphics illustration
  • Digital graphics animation

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 do I apply?

Apply online


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