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Media Studies

If you are aiming for a career as a Multimedia Specialist, Television/Film/Video Producer, Director, Videographer, Audio Specialist or Editorial Assistant, then our Level 3 (A Level equivalent) courses coupled with fantastic resources including our own fully functioning live TV Studio with a vision mixer and Craven College Radio Station will give you a head start.

Craven College Media Studios have broadcast quality HD cameras, tracking, mobile lighting kits, auto-cue and mobile vision mixing facilities, giving you the experience of professional moving image production. There is a well-equipped industry-standard Mac Video Editing Suite with CS6, fully operational Radio Station, audio editing and production software to ensure you have the industry experience to take with you to employment or Degree level study and the crowning glory – a live TV Studio with a vision mixer. These facilities are the perfect starting point to help you build your skill-set and lay the foundations to pursue a career as a Print, Digital or Broadcast Journalist, Editor, Publisher, News Correspondent, Film Director, Producer or Storyteller in the media industries.

Our professional tutors have specialisms in television and radio broadcasting, social media, print media for newspapers and magazines, factual production and broadcast journalism which will help you grow your planning and communication skills enabling you to develop ideas effectively and creatively for different purposes and audiences on a range of media platforms.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or equivalent including English GCSE grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or equivalent including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-3
  • Level 1 – 3 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Contextual Research in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Communication Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-based Creative Problems
  • Art, Design & Media Project
  • Introduction to Creative Media Methods & Skills
  • Introduction to Production Techniques in Creative Media
  • Understanding an Audience in Creative Media Production
  • Contextual Research for Creative Media Production
  • Exploring Audio Production & Technology
  • Exploring Visual Production & Technology
  • Exploring Interactive Media Production & Technology
  • Personal Project & Presentation in Creative Media Production
  • Introduction to Media Processes & Technical Skills
  • Introduction to Professional Practice in Creative Media Production
  • Critical & Contextual Awareness
  • Investigating Audio Production & Technology
  • Investigating Visual Production & Technology
  • Investigating Interactive Media Production Technology
  • Developing a Creative Media Production Project
  • Characteristics & Contexts in Media & Communication
  • Engaging With an Audience in Creative Media Production
  • Preparing for Progression in Creative Media Production
  • Specialist Study in Creative Media Production
  • Extended Project in Creative Media Production

What's Next?

Further Study

  • On completion of a Level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress onto a degree-level qualification (Creative Media Technology BSc (Hons), Journalism BA (Hons), Radio & Television BA (Hons)) or a higher-level apprenticeship


  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Television/Film/Video Producer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Videographer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Radio Presenter
  • Audio Specialist
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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