Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the media industry. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

This course offers you the opportunity to acquire media skills demanded by employers. It is a challenging project-based programme of study designed to develop your practical skills and analytical ability. These are required for a successful career in the media or progression to a degree in BA (Hons) Media Production.

Who is this programme for?

This course is ideal for school leavers wishing to pursue a career in Media or for students successfully achieving a Level 2 Diploma in Media.

What will I study?

Although the Diploma is a practical course with a focus on work related assignments, good research and writing skills are essential, as there is a significant component of industry analysis and planning work. This course is designed to develop your skills and understanding of pre-production, production and post-production within moving image and radio production.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

The Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production course is taught by professional practitioners in well-equipped classrooms and studios, using the latest technology with a mix of lecturers, seminars and practical workshops.

What modules are covered?

  • Introduction to Film
  • Introduction to Radio
  • TV Advertising
  • Radio Drama
  • TV Documentary
  • Music Video

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework.

View a range of creative work

Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/portfolios to see examples of students' work across all of our creative subjects. 

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What Next?

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, you could progress onto one of our BA (Hons) degrees in Media Production or to a similar degree at another institution.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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I started on the Level 1 Creative Media course and loved it, so I carried on for the past two years as well. I’m now on Level 3 Media and still loving it. 

I like the filming and editing part of the course. Placing shots where I want them, putting the transition in and thinking ‘I made this with shots that I filmed’. We’re currently producing a promotional video for the college as part of an assignment. We’ve also made film trailers, TV adverts, a music video, added sound to a soundless video and made a five minute radio show.

The facilities for the course are excellent. I love the TV studio - I’ve used the cameras and worked in the control room. The Radio studio is also good.

College is definitely better than school. It’s a lot more free and you’re treated more like an adult. During my breaks in the week I can just pop into Farnborough town, grab some lunch, hang out with friends and then come back to college to continue with the rest of my day.


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