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Creative Media Extended Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma in their first year of study, progressing onto the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology Extended Diploma in their second year. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points, which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A*.
This popular course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.

Using our excellent facilities and equipment you will explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure which is both stimulating and demanding, and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

Projects will include music video production, advertisement, interactive media, television studio production, podcast production, contextual studies, documentary film making and short film production.

During the course you will take part in a range of excellent enrichment activities. Talks from industry practitioners and experts, trip to industry conferences, the cinema, New York, Paris and London.

As a new member of our team you will need the following skills:

  • Enthusiasm for the area of work
  • Commitment to the work and flexibility to film outside college hours
  • Ability to take direction, accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • Focused self-disciplined and motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Organised
  • Able to reflect and evaluate own practice
  • Ability to manage time effectively, as you will always be working to tight deadlines

Follow @CCNCreativeArts and @CCN_MediaProd on Twitter or @CCNcreative on Instagram for updates and examples of current student work.

Entry Requirements

Students will need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 which must include English Language. Or a relevant Level 2 Diploma at minimum Merit, plus 4 and above in GCSE English Language. There is also a requirement for successful completion of pre-interview task, which will be discussed at an informal interview. You will need to also provide a positive reference.


Every one of our students who has wanted to go on to higher education has done so, and we have a good track record of students moving directly into work within the creative media sector.


The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology Extended Diploma is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The first year (Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (36), MERIT (60), DISTINCTION (84). The Extended Diploma is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by External Verifiers from the University of the Arts London to ensure that academic standards are adhered maintained.

Career Progression

City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as NUA, London College of Communication and Central St Martins to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. We also work collaboratively with local, national and international artists and creative agencies to provide fantastic experience of work for our students and also to ensure that our courses prepare students well for their future careers in the industry. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.
For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the creative industries the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem-solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by universities and employers.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over fees may be payable.

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