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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Adult Loan Amount: 4670.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16 years and over who want to study digital media focusing on digital multimedia, photography, graphic and web-based design concepts, and production development. The pathway has been specifically designed for students wishing to study a single creative subject plus work experience, tutorial and personal and professional development.
It will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree-level study and employment in the media sector.
You will have an opportunity to explore and develop your creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and which provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.


Entry requirements

Typically, you will have at least five GCSEs graded 9 - 4 / A*- C, including English Language and Maths.

Alternatively you may have equivalent intermediate qualifications at Merit grade or above, along with GCSE grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.


Course Content

While studying the Creative Digital Multi Media pathway you will take between eight and 13 units, culminating in a final major project.

These units will develop your understanding of how different media institutions operate to create products that appeal to specific target audiences. The units also develop your transferable skills such as critical and contextual awareness, planning, design and research skills, and leadership skills. Throughout the course, you will understand how digital multimedia products are used and learn how to design, create and test a product.

Other skills that will be developed include working in a team, communication, adaptability and evaluation. You will also have opportunities to find out from employers how the skills and knowledge you acquire are used in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the duration of the course you will complete various units of study as you work towards your final major project. Your tutor will assess you via various internal assessment methods, and your work will also be externally moderated.

Qualifications are graded using a Pass, Merit, Distinction (and referral) structure.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

This qualification is suitable for students who:

  • are preparing for employment in the creative media sector
  • want to progress into media-related apprenticeships
  • want to gain a Level 3 qualification to progress to higher education 

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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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James Radford

James Radford

Designs on a career in the creative industry

Former Media Studies learner James Radford is revelling in his first job with a creative agency. He has secured a role as a Production Assistant with Derby based Matchstick Design.
His main responsibility is to help ensure smooth work flow in the studio – taking briefs, dealing with suppliers and seeing jobs through to delivery. He’s also preparing images for use in wide ranging projects and assisting with research.
With further experience, he aims to take on a more senior role on the creative side of the business.

It’s my first job and I’m sure my time at Derby College helped me to get it. My studies gave me skills, confidence and knowledge of film, which helped a lot. I would definitely recommend the Media Studies course to other people interested in a career in the creative industry. It was the right choice for me: the standard of teaching was good and we covered the subjects I’m most interested in.


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