York College

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Advertising accounts managers and creative directors

Up to £27,000

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Arts officers, producers and directors

Up to £29,000

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Marketing associate professionals

Up to £41,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

Duration

Two years.

What will I study?

Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the media from both a practical and theoretical standpoint. The course is designed to provide students with a broad set of production skills across a range of different types of media.

During the first year, students work on a large variety of projects. Each is designed to give students a different set of skills and allow them to experience lots of different types of media. Projects allow students to create music videos and video game animations. They learn to photograph and design and make pages for print and web publication. They also develop their own radio play.

In the final part of the year, students take the skills and experience they have gained, along with their own interests, and create themselves a final major project. This can be anything the students want to make and may incorporate one or more different types of media production.

During the second year, students pick a type of media to specialise in and approach each project with that in mind. Projects are bigger and more challenging and build towards an extended final project. The final year of the course aims to expose students to real world scenarios and experiences.

During the course we use external speakers, trips and links with institutions within York and further afield to enhance the programme. We visit the BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival every year, have links with, amongst others,  Aesthetica Magazine, York Art Gallery, York Museums Trust, UAL [London College of Communication] and York Mediale.

The development of creativity, knowledge and technical skills within the creative industries are fundamental to the work we do on the course. This programme provides students with creative freedom to explore their desired specialisms; to be film makers, animators, designers, broadcasters and so on.

What could it lead to?

The second year in particular is focussed around student progression. We encourage all students to look at university options and support their applications to courses based on their specialisms. Students in recent years have progressed to courses that include the following: Animation [2D and 3D], TV & Radio, Film Production, Photography, Video Games Design and Development, Journalism and Broadcasting, Advertising and Interactive Media. We have experience of progressing students to institutions with good reputations and strong industry links and pride ourselves on preparing students for their next step in their personal and professional development.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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