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Creative Media – Level 3

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About the course

On this two-year course you will develop technical skills in graphic design, photography, filming and video editing and work with real-world clients to creative briefs and produce a portfolio to showcase your skills to universities and potential employers. Taught by experienced, skilled tutors and guest lecturers, you will gain a valuable, working insight into the creative industries. Examples of projects covered are making music videos, TV advert/ident production, social action projects – where you work with a local business/charity to their brief, producing short films, soundtrack production, creating infographics and guides, and live event support. You will use our extensive collection of video and still cameras and audio equipment, foley studio and greenscreen room, and complete an industry placement of 315-plus hours a year.

Topics and units

Year 1
– Music video project
– TV ident project
– Social action project
– Final major project
Year 2
– Personal progression

-Advanced skills development projects (Audio/VR etc)

– Creative industry project

Work placement opportunities:
Ofcom, BBC radio, sports team marketing, digital marketing.

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Ideal preparation for higher education, apprenticeships such as digital marketing, and jobs as video editor, photographer, or social media manager
Aspirational careers: Film Director, Creative Director, Radio Producer/Presenter

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or maths, and some experience in creative media

Additional information

Resources – You will have access to our extensive range of camera, lighting, audio, editing and IT equipment. However, we recommend that you have your own set of headphones (with a mini-jack connection) and an SD card 16gb+. You will have the opportunity to go on trips to visit TV and radio studios, galleries and cinemas as well as photography trips in Birmingham and Liverpool. Guest speakers from the BBC, ITV and universities will enrich your learning at the college and help you decide on your future career aims.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full time


2 years


Haybridge Road


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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers (Shrewsbury)
24 June 2024
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25 June 2024
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T-Level Employer Information Event & Shropshire Chamber Business Expo
02 July 2024
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