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Creative Media Production & Technology

This Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is perfect if you want to study a media qualification. It will enable you to gain a broad understanding of the discipline and prepare you for the reality of the sector and the progression paths and careers available.

It’s been developed with leading businesses, schools and colleges to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and work experience that you will need for your next step, and that employers look for in future employees.

Units covered within this course include:
– Introduction to creative media methods and skills
– Introduction to production techniques in creative media
– Understanding an audience in creative media production
– Contextual research for creative media production
– Exploring audio production and technology
– Exploring visual production and technology
– Exploring interactive media production and technology
– Personal project and presentation in creative media production

Units are combined into larger projects to simulate industry briefs. Projects will include a taste of graphic design, filmmaking, photography, beginners game development, and sound design. The final major project will give you the opportunity to develop your own project using the necessary understanding, skills and knowledge obtained throughout the programme, with some guidance from lecturers.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB475 (2024)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 36 Weeks
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Assessment will be through a variety of methods which could include practical activities, written activities or externally assessed content.

Entry Requirements

All entrants must hold four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next level course

If you have not completed a creative subject at school, you will need to provide a portfolio of creative work at interview.

If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course.

At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme, made improvements on GCSE Maths, and achieved GCSE English to at least a grade 4 before progressing to the Level 3 equivalent course.


This course is aimed at anyone interested in going on to study the Level 3 Creative Media course.

Facilities and resources

You will have access to a range of equipment and facilities required for your studies in Creative Media. These include, but are not limited to the following:

– Photography studio kitted out with studio lighting, tripods and backgrounds.

– Mac/PC labs with relevant software installed including the full Adobe Creative Cloud and Blender.

– DSLR/Mirrorless cameras useful for both photography and film, paired with a range of both prime and zooming lenses.

– Sound recording equipment.

– Podcast studio.

New equipment is purchased each year to keep up with industry standards.


Q: Do I need to buy an Apple Mac computer?

A: No, we have iMac labs where you can work on your projects and most students store their work on the cloud to access at home. However, it is recommended that you invest in a Mac or PC for home use that can run the Adobe CC software.

Q: Do I need to buy an expensive camera?

A: No, we have DLSR and Mirrorless cameras, with a range of prime and zooming lenses, that can be taken out on loan for your media projects.

Q: Do I need to bring anything with me when I start the course?

A: Yes, we advise all of our students to bring their own USB stick (no smaller than 64GB) to store their work, and their own SD cards to use in the DSLR / Mirrorless cameras.

Q: Does this course have exams?

A: There are no exams in this qualification, however, you will be assessed through formative coursework submissions at the end of each project, and a summative project at the end of the year.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Starting Date : 02/09/2024
Course Code : FTB475 (2024) North Devon Campus Apply

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