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Media and Music Technology: Level 1 Extended Certificate

The Music and Media course benefits from outstanding facilities, including TV studio, music performance studio, screening room, Mac suites and industry-standard editing facilities, with broadcast standard software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects, NUKE and Maya.

Course information

Course Summary

The Level 1 Extended Certificate will help you develop the media and music skills and techniques that are required in both industries.

The course has been designed so that you split your time between Creative Media and Music Tech projects. This will prepare you to progress onto a Level 2 course on either pathway.

Course Code:N5788
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Award:Level 1 Extended Certificate
Awarded by:AIM
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

You will learn software packages such as Adobe Suite and Reason 10, as well as gaining skills and understanding of DSLR cameras, mixers and synths. The course will allow you to create practical projects and gain skills and knowledge in the media/music industry.

Below is a list of units you will study throughout the course:

  • Introduction to Film Making
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Film Production Skills
  • Video Software
  • Using Camera and Accessories
  • DAW Techniques
  • DJ Skills
  • Composing Music
  • History and Styles of Music

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Entry Requirements

New Students

4 GCSE’S at Grade 2. It is not required to have studied media or music before. We also require a good reference from your school alongside your application.

Progressing Students

For progressing student’s a satisfactory reference for attitude, behavior, attendance and punctuality is essential.

You will also be required to submit a 500 word essay on a music genre or film review of your choosing, following your interview.

Your Next Steps

Progression into Level 2 Media or Level 2 Music.

Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021