Digital Media Level 3 Extended Certificate

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As the media sector in the UK continues to grow, begin your career in this exciting industry by studying our level 3 certificate in Digital Media. Put your current creative and technical impulses to use and develop a platform of new skills across a range of media arts practices within our extensive production facilities and with our highly experienced, industry focused teaching team.

What will I study in Digital Media Extended Certificate?

You will study a range of creative digital arts mediums from within moving image practices, such as music video, digital photography and interactive media forms such as web design. Alongside practical coursework focused project work, you will also be taught indepth media theories that relate to all your areas of study including industry and audience. This is a highly practical course with elements of media theory and examination based units. This course will allow you to develop and explore your creative ideas alongside your practical media hardware and software skills. 

Entry Requirements

Study from within a relevant media related subject or art and design is preferable although not specifically required.

How will I learn?

You will be taught via in-class practical activities, hardware and software demonstrations and lectures. You will work both in small groups and individually to complete your projects. Your lecturer and full time technican will guide you as you discover your potential as a future media practioner. 

How will I be assessed?

This is a two year course and is the equivalent of 1 A-Levels. You will complete 8 Units overall. 6 of these units are coursework based, 2 are examined. You will sit 1 exam in each academic year. The practical units are subject to change but typically include units in the following areas:

  • Photography
  • Promotional video
  • Music Video
  • Website design

The examined units focus on the following areas:

  • Media products and audiences
  • Pre-production and planning

 

Any trips?

Previously, the media department has taken trips to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios and British Board of Film Classification. 

Are there any costs involved?

Each student is required to have their own SD card for filming and photography. This must be a 'class 10' SD card. We recommend 32gb in size. 

 

 

FAQs

How many A-Levels is the Level 3 Certificate (Digital) worth?
The Level 3 Certificate (digital) is the equivalent of 1 A-Levels


Do I need to have studied Media before?
No, you do not need to have studied Media before


Do I need to be able to draw well to succeed on the graphic novel unit?
No, you do not need to be an experienced illustrator to succeed on the graphic novel unit. 


Awarding Body

OCR Cambridge Technical

Available As

Extended Certificate
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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