Creative Media Production and Technology | UAL Diploma | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0720-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: At least four GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, maths and a creative subject, plus a portfolio of your creative work. Qualification: UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology Awarding Body: UAL Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

Whether you are interested in becoming a games designer, 3D modeller, web designer or filmmaker, one of our media courses at Brighton MET could be the first step towards an exciting career. You will discover a wide range of media technologies, with opportunities to realise your individual interests through these programmes.

  • Top-of-the-range digital arts facilities
  • Practical project-based learning
  • Industry relevant trips and visits
  • Opportunities to gain valuable work experience with external clients

In Year 1, you will be taught how to conduct a digital photoshoot, record a podcast, create a film and promotional video, learn about graphic design for print and web, 3D modelling and contemporary social media marketing. In Year 2, you will be given the opportunity to explore a specialist area of creative digital media of your own choice.

Start dates

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Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, maths and preferably a creative subject, plus a portfolio of your creative work. Also, you will have to pass a six week review.

Your portfolio of work must show your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. We are also interested in looking at work you have completed in your own time, your hobbies and any work experience you have completed.

Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Introduction to media processes and technical skills
  • Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
  • Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Investigating audio production and technology
  • Investigating visual production and technology
  • Investigating interactive media production and technology
  • Developing a creative media production project

Why the MET?

The MET's vibrant Creative Media department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing digital, art and design scene. 

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

The MET is renowned for its creative industries courses. You will work in state-of-the-art artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio and Mac suites. 

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Work experience

Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.  

Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.

Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.

We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.

What's next?

This course prepares you to go on to university-level courses in Art, design and media.

Future careers include:

  • Graphic designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Web designer
  • Animator
  • 3D designer, maker, jewellery designer or product designer
  • Editor 
  • Journalist
  • Researcher

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Additional Costs

You may be required to purchase some basic art materials, sketchbooks or materials to present and display your work throughout the course, plus a note pad and pens. 

There may be some trips planned in the year which may incur incidental costs.

You may wish to purchase resources appropriate to the presentation of your work especially for the final major project and final show such as presentation materials, structures or props.

Level 3 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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