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Creative Media (Film and Broadcasting): Level 3 Extended Diploma

The course is based in a purpose-designed professional standard environment. Students carry out practical sessions and assignments usinga TV studio, screening room, Mac suites and industry-standard editing suites. IT facilities include broadcast-standard software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects, NUKE and Maya.

Course information

Course Summary

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media (Film & TV) course has been designed to reflect industry, and as such you will develop your creative, technical and organisational skills across a number of media sectors. Using industry standard software and equipment, working individually and in teams, you will complete a diverse range of projects that will stand you in good stead for either full-time employment or a route into Higher Education.

Course Code:N5588
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Awarded by:UAL
Course Length

Two years

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

Practical projects include music videos, short films, documentaries, showreels and advertisements, supported by more theory-based assignments that cover subjects such as scriptwriting, film studies and industry related topics. These projects are undertaken via a mixture of group work and individual tasks. All creative industries rely heavily on successful communication and the importance of solid literacy and numeracy skills are reinforced throughout the course.

All of the teaching staff at NESCOT have excellent industry experience on a variety of productions. This experience ensures that the teaching that you receive is vocational, current and relevant. This teaching is supported by a number of guest lecturers from media organisations and from technical crew such as producers, camera operators and directors.

The success of our students speaks for itself. In the past seven years our students won three golds, three silvers and a bronze in the UK World Skills Moving Image competition. We will encourage you to enter competitions and seek work experience beyond your college course. In previous years our students have worked on various feature films, TV shows, music videos and corporate films. Many of our students progress to Higher Education, either at Nescot on our HND Creative Media course, or they secure places at some of the top universities in the country, progressing to study a diverse range of exciting subjects.


Assessment is by coursework. Grades awarded are at a pass, merit or distinction level.

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.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,520

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Additional Costs:

Students will need a starter pack for £35 and a range of visits will be arranged and will cost in total for the year approximately £82.

Entry Requirements

New Students

4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English.

Progressing students

Level 2 Diploma (Merit) with a satisfactory reference for attitude, behavior, attendance and punctuality.

Following your interview you will also be required to submit:

  • A 60-90 second news report that tells a positive story about your life or your local community. This can be done via video or audio recording.
  • This should be accompanied with a 750-word personal statement on why you wish to study Level 3 Creative Media.
Your Next Steps

Potential career routes in the Media industry:

  • Advertising and marketing communications
  • Animation
  • Broadcast
  • Cinematographer
  • Compositor
  • Designer
  • Events
  • Film editor
  • Film or TV producer
  • Film runner
  • Games designer
  • Journalism / Publishing
  • Lighting engineer
  • Media producer
  • Product designer
  • Radio
  • Sound engineer
  • Video production
  • Visual effects
  • Website designer
  • 3D artist
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 02/11/2021