Creative Media Practice Level 3 Foundation Diploma & Extended Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

This course is designed for those interested in a career in the Digital Creative Industry. The course has been designed around holistic, explorative and integrated creative teaching approaches that are contributory to deep learning and professional skills development. The course is structured to provide a fundamental grounding in core media theory and skills, as the student progresses they are taught to build on this grounding and to fully utilise the many exciting technological developments at the disposal of the contemporary media practitioner.
On the Digital Content Creation course you will get the opportunity to challenge yourself and become a future digital creative. Students have the opportunity to progress into one of two different pathways within the Creative Media Practice, outlined in our ‘Skills & Benefits’ section.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Creative Digital Media

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English.

During the Creative Media Practice Level 3, students have the opportunity to progress into one of two different pathways:

i. BTEC Media Practice (Digital Video Production and Filmmaking)
This course is 100% internally assessed (no external assessments) and provide the opportunity to develop a wide range of industry aligned digital production skills such as production management, lens (camerawork), video editing and Media marketing/ campaigning. In particular, it would interest those who enjoy teamworking in groups and contributors on external locations to record original video content. This course and it provides an excellent alternative to A-Levels in Media and Film studies at an equal academic standard.

ii. BTEC Media Practice (Digital Content Creation)
These courses are 100% internally assessed (no external assessments) and provide the opportunity to develop a wide range of industry aligned digital design skills such as 3D and VR environments along with animation and lens based skills. The first 6 months of the course is run on a generic ‘foundation’ pathway where students are expected to be engaged and interested in a range of media production areas, students will then have the option to specialise in the favoured area (e.g. Visual Effects, Games Design or Animation) and receive more focussed skills development before completing their own final major project in their specialist subject area.

Learners are expected to embrace a full range of digital diciplines in their first year, before the opportunity to specialise their skill development in the second year of the course.

Modules Include:

Concept Art
Media Theory

This course prepares students for both Higher Education and Employment, through a challenging programme of lectures, workshops and design briefs.

The course is internally assessed and project based with a strong multidisciplinary focus to encourage integration of all the relevant digital skills that learners want to develop.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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