Art & Design | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Digital Media Arts | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0336-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?


Whether you are interested in becoming a photographer, filmmaker, digital designer or digital content creator, this could be your first step towards becoming a creative digital producer.

With projects across photography, moving image, advertising design and animation, you will discover your strengths and define your future path. Industry-based projects and work experience opportunities are part of each course curriculum, enabling you to further develop the skills to progress to a career in the future-focused digital industries with the energy and confidence to thrive.  


This course can be studied over two years; the UAL Diploma is completed in the first year and the UAL Extended Diploma in the second year.


Check out Exhibition 2021. Created entirely during lockdown, this exhibition is the result of student work for Unit 12: Specialist Study in Creative Media Production.

Start dates

September 2021 Apply
  • alumni Views William Harrison Level 3 Digital Media Arts

    My two years on Digital Arts at Northbrook MET were a constant laugh. The curriculum gave us the confidence to be creative, and every project felt like a new challenge. I loved it! 

  • alumni Views Emily Storey Level 3 Digital Media Arts

    I can't believe I start uni tomorrow, I honestly never thought I would get in. I could never have done it without the tutors pushing me to do my best. They are amazing and I can't thank them enough for all their help. 

  • alumni Views Eamonn Kidd-Ali Level 3 Digital Media Arts

    This has been the best step forward to having a career. Without my tutors, I would not have the confidence I have now and I can't thank them enough. 

  • alumni Views James Streeter Level 3 Digital Media Arts

    The staff really know you and support your creative vision. I owe a great deal to my tutors, they always pushed me to achieve, exceed and never give up on my goal.

Entry requirements

Start at Level 3 if you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths or the Level 2 qualification. 

A portfolio review is required. 

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English or maths.

Entry requirements

Course content

You will develop skills in areas including photography, moving image, advertising design and animation.

The course is taught by a team skilled in communication, advertising design, animation, illustration, photography and filmmaking.

Course topics include:

  • Design and research techniques and skills
  • Idea development
  • Adobe Suite software
  • Audio and visual production and technology
  • Interactive media production and technology
  • Visual storytelling and camera techniques 
  • Studio lighting
  • Collaborative working
  • Developing a creative media production project

Why the MET?

  • Photography and video studios
  • Professional resources and equipment
  • Mac computer suites
  • Lecturers from the Creative Industries
  • Collaboration with other creative courses

Northbrook MET has a fantastic track record of progression to prestigious universities.

You will have the opportunity to work on real live projects commissioned by internal and external clients and be nominated for the competitive and highly regarded annual UAL Origins Exhibition. 

The MET's vibrant Creative Industries department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.    

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.   

You will work in artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio, Mac suites and pattern cutting room.   

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the art & design courses running alongside theatre arts and music courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities. 



What's next?

Upon successful completion and achievement of the Diploma you can progress to the Extended Diploma.

After the Extended Diploma you can progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or at universities throughout the UK.

Our West Durrington Campus is also our University Centre, a creative arts space with students studying at degree level in art & design disciplines as well as theatre arts and music.

Degrees at Northbrook MET include fine art, graphic design, illustration and photography. 


What's next?

Future careers

  • Animator
  • Digital artist
  • Digital content creator
  • Digital designer
  • Photographer 
  • Filmmaker
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Creative entrepreneur
  • Educator
Future careers

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who 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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