Is this the course for you?
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Digital Journalism) is an advanced course designed to develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the creative media industry, while teaching you essential technical skills that will enable you to progress to employment or further training, in the journalism and reporting sector. This qualification is the equivalent of 3 A levels, making it perfect for those of you who wish to progress directly to Higher Education.
Through practical learning and real-world immersive study, you will develop both the creative media skills, and theoretical knowledge, that you need for a successful and rewarding career in this industry. You will gain experience of audio and visual technology; pre-production, production, and post-production processes; interactive media; creative media methods; and the application of media practice to express ideas to a range of audiences. You will also engage with areas specific to the field of journalism; such as broadcasting for TV and radio; web-based reporting; vlogging and blogging; social media reporting; interviewing; and setting-up and maintaining news and features broadcasts on web, radio, and print.
More than just developing your technical skills, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of the theories and principles of creative media production and digital journalism, and increase your understanding of the media industry as a whole. You will learn about professional standards, characteristics and contexts, engaging with an audience, research methodologies, the expectations of the industry, and gain a conceptual understanding of the uses of creative media.
So, if you already know that your future lies in digital journalism and the creative media, and want to progress to further study and Higher Education, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Digital Journalism) can help you turn your career dreams in to a real good-news story.
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniques, and knowledge in areas that can include:
- 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 in creative media production
- Investigating audio production and technology
- Investigating visual production and technology
- Investigating interactive production and technology
- Developing a creative media production project
- Characteristics and contexts in creative media production
- 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 do you need to apply?
- 4 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English Language
- Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification
Additional information: You will have a review of your portfolio and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to employment in a number of journalism-based creative media roles, or can provide a direct route to further training and Higher Education. Careers open to you could include journalist, vlogger, blogger, broadcast reporter, studio producer, editor for print or digital, camera person, copywriter, film editor, radio technician, radio producer, animator, or digital publishing roles.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Digital Journalism), you may wish to consider progressing to Higher Education, with one of the following courses available at London South Bank University (additional qualifications may be required):
- Media Production BA (Hons)
- Journalism BA (Hons)
- Creative Advertising with Marketing BA (Hons)