This Creative Media Practice BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is a full 2-year practical course that is equivalent to three A-Levels. This BTEC has been developed alongside experts in the creative industries to focus on practical and progression-focused learning. This will provide you with opportunities to enter a broad range of Higher Education courses, apprenticeships, or employment roles.

This course is a specialist programme that focuses on the digital media sector rather than broader Art & Design disciplines. The course will allow you to explore many areas, including graphic design, photography, film, animation, and design for digital platforms.

This Extended Diploma consists of four assessed units. In your first year, you will explore the fundamentals of Creative Media Practice by developing your practical skills. Following this, you will respond to design briefs that mirror current industry practice, which will demonstrate and nurture your ability to generate ideas and produce creative, professional outcomes.

In your second year, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the industry, employment roles, and Higher Education routes while also preparing progression materials (such as developing your portfolio) that are relevant to your personal aims. During the last unit of the course, you will advance your practical, critical, and reflective skills in order to plan, prepare, and develop a proposal for a response to an industry-relevant brief. You will carry it out from concept to resolution. 

As a full-time course, this BTEC is specifically designed for students with a genuine passion for digital media and an ambition to pursue a career in the creative industry. If you have an interest in graphic design, film, animation, or photography, then this course will suit your interests as you will get the opportunity to explore various materials and techniques to create work for a range of digital art areas, from concept art for games/animation to graphic design for a range of digital platforms.