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Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    August 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • August 2021, 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 on Twitter or @CCNcreative on Instagram for updates and examples of current student work.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Minimum four GCSEs at grades A* - C, including 9-4 in GCSE English. Level 2 Diploma in relevant subject at minimum Merit, plus 9-4 in GCSE English. Successful completion of task and interview.


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 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 second year (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.


Successfully completion the Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma at a Merit will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology Extended Diploma in the second year.

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 please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.