Media and Photography

Creative Interactive Media Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2020 and will be completed in two years.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including GCSE English and maths
  • A genuine enthusiasm for creative design and production


You will achieve

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Course overview

The course is suitable for you if you have a particular interest or are considering a career in the Creative Media Industries including: Journalism, Photography/Photo-journalism, Copy/Media Writing, Graphic and Web Design, Production Management and Marketing.

Course content

You will gain hands-on experience in a variety of activities, such as graphic design, photography, magazine and comic book design, as well as planning and producing a website and animations (2D). You will use industry standard hardware and software in order to design a series of creative products that will be displayed in a final portfolio.

You will also have the opportunity to study:

  • Advertising
  • Digital marketing strategic planning
  • Branding
  • Audience investigation
  • Social media campaigns


You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.


You will need writing materials, paper, A4 ring binder and a USB memory stick.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Employment: This course can form the foundations for future study and work in a variety of industries including graphic design, website production, advertising and marketing, journalism, games design, plus many more.

Education: This Extended Diploma allows you to pick from a wide range of Higher Education courses. Subjects such as Graphic Design, Advertising, Web Design, Photography, Journalism, Games Design and Film Studies are amongst some of the courses that previous students have progressed onto at university.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Creative Interactive Media Level 3 Full-time

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