Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

Diploma in Creative Arts (Creative Media and Photography) Level 2 - P114

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This is a multi-disciplinary course that incorporates a range of skills and techniques, and is for student who wish to pursue a career in the creative arts industry (creative media and photography).

Course Details

Students enrolled onto this course will engage with a range of practical processes and techniques required for a career in the creative arts industry. While studying this course, you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in the areas of creative media and photography. You will also have access to a range of subject specialist resources and facilities including a photography studio, film production studio, editing facilities and more.

Topics include:

  • Idea development
  • Creative problem solving
  • Lighting
  • Sound production
  • Camera operation — (still and moving image)
  • Photography
  • Filmmaking
Entry Guidelines

This is a study programme for students aged 16-18 years.

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.

Satisfactory interview and assessment.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Students enrolled onto this course will require the following equipment:

    USB portable storage device

    SD Card

    Cloud storage access


    General stationary

Assessment Method

There are no vocational exams on this course. Students complete seven mandatory units and one final major project.

Additional Information

At the interview you need to:

  • Show evidence of current or predicted GCSE results
  • Show that you are motivated and commited with good attendance and punctuality
  • Present a school report from your current or most recent education provider (if available)
  • Present a positive school reference from your current or most recent education provider (if available)

Are you aged 16-18?

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

This course offers progression routes onto BTEC Level 3 Dipoma in Creative Practice (Media) or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design Practice (Photography).

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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