Cambridge Technical Diploma

Digital Media


Work Experience

This course requires you to have access to 'meaningful employer involvment'. This will be offered through compulsory attendance at our annual Media and Film EXPO week where you will attend talks by industry professonals and participate in masterclasses.  There will also be the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience with an employer directly invovled in the media sector.

Course Content

This exciting and contemporary practical Media course offers the specialist pathway in Moving Image and Audio Production. By selecting this course you will be committing yourself to a two-year course that will lead to a diploma equivalent to two A levels.

You will learn exciting new practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the Creative Media sector, the Cambridge Technical Diploma in Digital Media focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.

Year 1:
Units studied will include:

  • Media products and audiences
  • Pre-production and planning
  • Create a media product
  • Advertising media
  • Cinematography
  • TV and short film production

Year 2:
Units studied will include:

  • Social media and globalisation
  • The creation and use of sound in media
  • Create audio-visual promos
  • Visual and special effects
  • Radio production

Where Could It Take Me?

You will finish the course with a professional audio-visual show-reel designed to impress any potential employer in the Creative Industries and/or gain you access onto a practical based Media Production course at higher education. Career possibilities include TV/Film production, advertising, PR, marketing, radio and sound design.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Mathematics and English.

Methods of Teaching

The units are completed with a combination of study approaches including classroom teaching, investigations and practical work done independently and in production groups.You will have extensive practical training in camera, audio and editing techniques and you will work on industry-style briefs with the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Methods & Patterns of Assessment

Through a combination of external examinations (3 units) and coursework (8 units). You will have the opportunity to re-sit the examinations if required. Coursework portfolios will include research, analysis, pre-production and production work. The final outcome will be in the form of a double Pass, Merit or Distinction grade following the success in all the required units and will carry UCAS points.

Financial Implications

All students will be required to purchase their own SD card for the purpose of storing practical work at the cost of £7.50. All other specialist equipment and resources will be provided by the college.