Overview top

Have you ever wanted to be a Film Director, Games Designer, Journalist or Radio Presenter, if yes then this course might be the perfect starting point to begin your career?

This course is an excellent introduction into the creative media industries. The assignment and projects that you will undertake will give you a chance to experience what it is like to make video games, short films, and radio and TV shows and more. The purpose of our Diploma in Media Skills is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to begin their career in the media industry while working with industry standard equipment and software that is used within in the industry today. 

The Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media skills is a one-year course and is the equivalent of three GCSEs  if successfully completed. This course is designed to be studied alongside Maths and English qualifications and is perfect for those still working towards their GCSEs in Maths and English.

Entry Requirements top

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or a qualification at level 1.

You may be considered for this course without the above entry requirements; however, this will be subject to an interview with the course leader. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Assessment top

The course is broken down into Four Assessment Units and each unit is assessed through assignments set and marked by your course tutors. The four assessment units are:
• A1 Skills Development
• A2 Creative Media Project
• B1 Personal Development
• C1 Responding to a Creative Brief
Assignments are structured so learners can develop their skills producing different media products before giving them the opportunity to work on their own individual project to showcase their creativity and skills they have developed across the year. 

Professional Opportunities top

Students who pass this programme may progress onto one of our many Level 3 programmes in Media Practice or Games Design.  Alternatively Passing this course will open many opportunities for apprenticeships within sectors relating to media.

Further Information top

Should you require any further information on this course please contact the course leader, Grant Robson at grant.robson@tynecoast.ac.uk