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Creative Media (TV, Web & Film Production) Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview


The Level 3 Qualification is designed for learners who want a career within the creative sector. In the first year students work towards their Diploma Qualification with the option to top up to the full Extended Diploma in the 2nd year if they want to achieve the full qualification.

Throughout the first year you will work on a wide range of media disciplines including design, film and web principles. Students will also study the media sector and complete a large project focusing on specific discipline at the end of the year.

Most students progress onto the 2ndyear where they choose a pathway depending on what area they want to progress in.

What topics are covered?

You will have an opportunity to explore contextual influences, the role of online streaming platforms, film and television drama and production, relationships with audience, podcasting, multi camera production skills, screenwriting, technicianship, editing and animation. Study for the qualification will normally be over a period of two years, with units enabling you to demonstrate your passion, learning, influences and understanding in core skills.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 21 years.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirements for this course is four GCSEs at C/4 or above including English, or a UAL/BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit level (with at least a Merit in all core units), or equivalent.


Only applicants who can demonstrate talent and commitment to their subject and who prove they are capable of collaborating and communicating effectively will be offered places.


Candidates will be asked to respond to a set brief and bring this work with them to the interview. You must successfully complete year 1 with at least a merit in order to be offered a place on the second year of the Extended Diploma programme.

What qualifications will I gain?

UAL Level 3 Diploma (year 1) / Extended Diploma (year 2) in Creative Media Production and Technology.

Who is the awarding body?

University of the Arts London.

How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment throughout the course.
  • Portfolio, observation and evidence based assessment- no examinations.
  • The final unit in year one will be assessed, externally moderated and graded to inform and further support progression into year two. You will be able to achieve Fail/Referral/Pass/Merit/Distinction.
  • Assessment criteria in year two will be designed to generate ‘evidence’ that will support the development of a strong portfolio critical to accessing media related programmes in higher education and facilitating opportunities for employment.
  • The final grade for the Extended Diploma again will be determined by the outcomes of the final unit, where students will be able to achieve Fail/Referral/Pass/Merit/Distinction. Internal assessment decisions will be verified via external moderation and a final grade will be confirmed.

What can I do after this course?

  • Media production, tv or film production, film studies, screenwriting, cinematography or careers in a variety of industries that involve elements of TV and radio production, publishing and interactive media.
  • The Extended Diploma programme has also been developed to support recent changes to the UCAS application system. Unit 11: Preparation for Progression provides you with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge you need to successfully complete your application and prepare for interviews or alternatively this unit can be used to support a work-based approach for students wishing to progress directly into employment.


Bath College also offer a 2-year FdA in Creative Enterprise with an optional top up degree with the University of Gloucestershire

Are there any additional costs?

A company membership fee of £90 will be required as a contribution towards the cost of production resources.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

We have links and partnerships with local, subject specific, industry employers such as The Pitch Film Competition, Future Publishing and The Bath Chronicle. You will get the opportunity to access the support of our college marketing team for industry related advice and live project possibilities. You will be encouraged to take an active to role in live project briefs working alongside external companies which will form the basis of your work experience and development of employability skills. Learners will have the opportunity to apply for work placements within publishing and media companies. In previous years this has included companies such as Future Publishing where students worked on the creation of online video content, marketing and the production of written copy and/or visual design.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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