Creative Media Production - Level 3 (Full-Time)

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Art and Design

Attendance Full-Time


This Media Production course covers all the stages of video production: planning and organising a shoot, developing script ideas, using digital video cameras, sound and editing equipment, understanding the professional, ethical, legal and management aspects of the industry, adding graphics and effects, and applying these skills in productions on and off-site.

These include projects for outside clients and other courses in the Performance Academy. We have a fully-equipped TV Studio and Production Gallery, and a 19 workstation MAC editing suite.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This Media Production course is ideal if you’re planning to progress to Higher Education with a view to pursuing a career in Media and Video Production.

Previous students have progressed to Foundation Degree and BA Hons. course’s in TV Production, Film and Cultural Studies, Journalism, Events Management and a range of other courses.

This course is particularly suitable for school leavers who have completed their statutory education.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain an Extended Diploma in Creative and Media Production (Media).

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Applications received for Art and Design and Digital Arts courses will require an interview and portfolio check.

Course Content

All students study:

  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Pre-production techniques
  • Critical Approaches to Media Products
  • Understanding the Media Industries
  • Production Management Project
  • Professional Brief

Optional Units Include:

  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Understanding Video Technology
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Multi-camera Techniques
  • Factual Programme Production for Television
  • Working Freelance in the Media Industries
  • Audio Production Processes and Techniques
  • Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
  • Music Video Production
  • Designing Idents for TV
  • Interview Techniques for Media Production

Your course also includes functional skills. Functional skills are practical skills in English, information and communication technology (ICT) and mathematics that allow you to work confidently, effectively and independently in life, your community and work. Possessing these skills will help you to progress in education, training and employment and make a positive contribution in the community in which you live and work.

As well as functional skills being embedded into all aspects of your course you will receive a dedicated functional skills lesson to enable you to develop your skills in one or two of the three functional skills.

Learning Methods

The main methods used are a combination of lectures, interactive classroom teaching, practical sessions and private study.

You will be expected to work to deadlines, practice the techniques of video and media production and understand the impact that legal, ethical and other regulatory guidelines have on work in the video and media industries.

We ask students to work both as individuals and in teams, and there is always work to be done at home as part of most Units.

Assessment Methods

You will put together a portfolio of work, evidencing the units of the qualification, which is internally assessed and externally moderated as the course progresses.

Progression Opportunities

Successful students may progress to a Foundation Degree in a related subject area, or to a BA (Hons) Degree.

Career Opportunities

As an alternative to progressing to a higher education, you could seek employment at a junior or assistant level in video and media related occupations.

Students from similar courses have subsequently gained employment as a Researcher, Multi-Media Trainee, Camera Assistant, Studio Runner and Freelance Video Production Assistant.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed your compulsory school education and should have achieved at least one of the following

  • 5 GCSEs
  • A BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
  • An Intermediate GNVQ in Art and Design
  • An alternative equivalent qualification at the appropriate level

If English is not your first language you will need an English Language test score of 5.5 or above. In addition to this, you will also need to bring with you to interview a portfolio of relevant project work.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.

International learners

Newcastle College offers competitive tuition fees to learners who are resident of countries outside of the EU. For friendly advice please call our International team on +44 (0) 191 226 6323 for more information.

International Students: Additional start dates may be available for International Students, please contact
+44 191 226 6323 or email