Interactive Media and Digital Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma

Make more of your creativity and learn new skills using industry-standard equipment in our interactive and media-based studios.

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  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Guildford College

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This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to produce creative content with a variety of digital tools.

You’ll undertake practical workshops, with the opportunity for individual instruction, and you’ll attend engaging lectures that will give you an insight into the professional life of creatives.

You’ll also have the chance to work from industry briefs, which will teach you what it’s really like to produce content for real clients.

Students learn to use a range of creative software packages such as Adobe XD, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Audition, all on industry-standard, PC and Apple computers.

When you finish this course, you will receive a University of Arts London Creative Media Production Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Our expert tutors can help you progress your skills in:

  • digital film production
  • 2D concept art and digital art: Photoshop and Illustrator
  • app and website design basics
  • working to professional briefs
  • motion graphics
  • audio recording and editing
  • podcast creation
  • vlogging
  • social media content creation

In the first year of this course, you will study for the Diploma. Once that Diploma is successfully achieved, you will be invited to continue on to complete the full Extended Diploma in the second year of the course.

Please note: Fees will apply if you are 19+ at the beginning of your studies and have previously completed a Level 3 qualification or are 24 and above. All fees are charged on a yearly basis. Please see our Fees Policy for further details or get in touch to discuss your options!

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • group discussion
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience
  • individual tuition

Homework is not formally set but you are expected to commit time to preparing for future lessons, or completing classwork as necessary.

This course is 100% coursework which means there are no exams. However, you will need to be well organised throughout the year.

You also need to enjoy working as part of a team and be open to giving and receiving constructive criticism.

Minimum of four GCSEs at Grades 4 or above (A*–C), including English and usually maths. Or, a Level 2 Diploma in a media-based qualification, grade Merit or Distinction, plus GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and usually maths.

You will be required to share examples of any recent media-related work and to be prepared to discuss your interest in the subject.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Explore your career progression options

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You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Guildford College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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