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Level 3 Extended Diploma Media Production

This course is ideal for students wishing to focus their studies on media. This pathway, in particular, is designed to appeal to students who wish to enter employment in the industry and, as the course offers study across a wide range of media, including, print, photography, film, radio and journalism.

Students will also have potential to apply for a broad range of study at HE. It is an exciting course of study that combines development of practical skills, which are embedded through theoretical analysis and culminating in the completing of an individual portfolio.

Possible Degree Options

  • Media Production
  • Film & Television Studies
  • Multimedia
  • Media & Communications
  • Media Culture & Society
  • Journalism
  • Advertising & Marketing

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Course Content

Course Content


The course can be taken broken down into two ways. A two year qualification which will gain the students the equivalent of 3 A-Levels, or a 1 Year course that will equate to 1 A- Level. The students will need to pass the first year in order to progress onto Year 2. The course does not have any exams and is constructed through theoretical coursework, planning and practical production. The course covers a range of Media and Film content as listed below:


Year 1

  • Film Noir
  • Sound Design and Production
  • Horror Film Openings
  • Auteur Study and Production


Year 2

  • Documentary
  • Short Film
  • Career Progression

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4. including Maths and English.


Studying Media Studies will enhance your practical skills and develop your ability to analyse texts, preparing you for a range of career options, including:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Editorial Online / Print Work
  • Event Organising
  • Journalism
  • Market Research
  • Writing
  • Film / TV / Radio Production
  • Animation
  • Gaming