Photography, Creative Media & Film | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma | 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 our End of Year Show our online exhibition which showcases our students Final Major Project work. The final unit provides students with the opportunity to refine and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and understanding appropriate to their choice of future career path and entry to higher education or related employment. ​​

Check out our students work in the showreels below:

Start dates

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  • 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.

  • alumni Views William Harrison Level 3 Digital Media Arts

    My two years on Digital Arts at Northbrook College 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 Ross Rickwood Creative Media Production & Technology | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Digital Media Arts | Level 3

    Amazingly structured, engaging and amazingly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • alumni Views Alice Dunbar Creative Media Production & Technology | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Digital Media Arts | Level 3

    Both tutors have a great set of skills which means they can deliver each unit to a great standard and are always
    very helpful.

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

Specialisms Covered:

  • Analogue Photography
  • Animation
  • Communication Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Film
  • Industry Careers
  • Portfolio Building
  • Specialist Study

Diploma Units:

Unit 01: Media Processes and Technical Skills

Unit 02: Design and Research Skills

Unit 03: Professional Practice

Unit 04: Critical and Contextual Awareness

Unit 5: Audio Production

Unit 6: Visual Production

Unit 7: Interactive Production

Unit 8: Developing a Creative Media Production & Technology Project


Extended Diploma Units:

Unit 09: Characteristics and Contexts in Media & Communication

Unit 10: Engaging with an Audience in Creative Media Production

Unit 11: Preparing for Progression in Creative Media Production

Unit 12: Specialist Study in Creative Media Production

Unit 13: Extended Project in Creative Media Production

Why the MET?

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

GB 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 to 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 the MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated art 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 places, 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 College 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 fees

Course costs

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. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

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.

Course fees

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

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. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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Register for our next open events taking place in March 2022. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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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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