Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
This course provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop, and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding. The course supports a well-rounded experience, not only enabling you to gain critical and contextual awareness, but also providing you with the understanding of research interpretation, self-direction in problem-solving, independence in planning and production, diverse practical skills, the ability to be critically evaluative and reflective, and offers you the competence and proficiency in the presentation of your work.
A number of students on this course produce very professional and sophisticated final work. Assessment is based 100% on course work; awarded at a pass, merit, or distinction level.
The extended diploma qualification is equivalent to three A levels and acquires 72, 120, or 168 UCAS points respectively. Each unit contains a balance of both academic and creative, practical components.
Lessons are a mixture of lectures, workshops, and practical tasks whilst also allowing time for the completion of individual assignments.
Access to computing equipment and software is available both in and out of course hours.
Lens-based equipment is available for hire for use on and off-site
Start at Level 3 if you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths or the Level 2 qualification. A portfolio review is required.
Upon successful completion and achievement of the Diploma you can progress to the Extended Diploma. After the Extended Diploma you can progress to a university-level course, either at the college or at universities throughout the UK. Our West Durrington Campus is also our University Centre, a creative arts space with students studying at degree level in art & design disciplines as well as theatre arts and music.
Assessment is based 100% on course work; awarded at a pass, merit, or distinction level.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.