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Media Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Applied Courses

You will explore your own creativity and apply your ideas in different ways. There are a mix of projects including individual, small group and whole class productions. You can choose to study Level 3 Media as either an Extended Certificate, Diploma, or Extended Diploma course, equivalent to one, two or three A levels respectively.

You can choose to study this course as…

  • an Extended Certificate (60 credits) equivalent to one A Level,
  • a Diploma (120 credits) equivalent to two A Levels,
  • an Extended Diploma course (180 credits) equivalent to three A levels.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

Year 1

A typical year one student on the Extended Diploma will cover a variety of generic and contextual units including film poster design, producing a music promo, preparing for a career in the media industry, filming the opening to a feature film and making an animated title sequence. You will have the chance to go on trips to the VFX Festival in London, and New York.

Year 2

You have a choice as to what you study, based on which area of the media interests you most: Film/TV, Graphics, Animation, Video Games and 3D Design. You get support and guidance on your choice of university, apprenticeship or how to progress directly into the industry.


  • Extended Certificate
    • 50% coursework
    • 50% exam
  • Diploma
    • 100% coursework
  • Extended Diploma
    • 100% coursework

Entry Requirements

  • At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Media Studies if taken.

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