Course Details

  • The course is for anyone with an interest in creative and digital media who would like to pursue employment or Higher Education. Designed to help you explore different pathways through experimental and integrated learning, using both traditional and digital media production techniques.
    Learning through projects, assignments, presentations and group critiques will enable you to develop strong communication skills and support the transition from general to specialist creative and digital education.

    The course is delivered through a sequence of learning activities comprised of practical and theoretically based workshops, combined with individual tutorials, to help you create a dynamic portfolio of work that can be used to access HE courses or the creative industries.
    The qualification builds on learners’ prior experience, linking skills already acquired with ideas and challenges which will extend the learners’ critical independence and enable them to demonstrate a full understanding of the relevant standards required to achieve progression to higher education.

    You will;
    - Develop your technical and creative skills
    - Provide a platform to explore different material and methods in art and design
    - The opportunity to plan and produce an individual project based on your subject specialism
    - Develop your research and contextual skills in art and design

  • You will need five GCSEs at A*-C / 4-9, including Maths and English, and one A Level or a BTEC Level 3 in an arts-related subject (or equivalent qualification) in order to apply for this course.

    If you are a mature applicant with relevant work experience, you might be able to join us too, following a brief assessment and interview.
    Most importantly, you will need a portfolio/examples of your own creative work. You will be committed and motivated and have a passion for creative and digital media.

  • As you complete a series of projects through the early part of the course, you will receive regular assessment feedback to help you improve your work and determine your own specialist pathway. Your final grade will be assessed through an internally and externally-assessed unit in your chosen specialist area.

  • Learners can progress to the FdAs in Graphics/Film/Photography /3D modelling and gaming at UCEN or other HEI institutions.

    Careers page
  • You will be fee-assessed as it will depend on your circumstances.
    You will find that there are lots of different types of support available to help you finance your education, including tuition fee loans, special grants and bursaries, and a number of extra funding opportunities, depending on your circumstances. You can find out everything you need to know on our dedicated Fees, Finance and Funding page.

    Fees, finance and funding page