Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date 10/09/2018
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £4,291 p/ year
24+ £4,291 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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Giving you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the creative media sector, this course is the passport to an exciting career. On the course you'll explore interactive art and design, and get the chance to use a range of digital production techniques including filmmaking, motion graphics software, 2D and 3D animation software and techniques as well as digital photography, digital editing software and graphic design. You will learn about the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. In addition, you'll participate in regular visits to animation and production studios and have the opportunity to exhibit your own work at our exciting end-of-year show. All students are encouraged to develop a strong portfolio to enable them to progress to a higher level course

Aims of the course

To provide a stimulating, supportive environment for students to explore, develop and test their creativity, enabling them to progress in education or work within the art and design industry.

Unit Breakdown

  • Introduction to Visual Language
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Introduction to Critical and Contextual awareness
  • Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills
  • An Integrated approach to 2D problem Solving
  • An Integrated approach to 3D Problem Solving
  • An Integrated Approach to Time-Based Problem Solving
  • Developing a Project
  • Opportunities for Progression

Assessment Method

Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback. Only the final unit will be graded to allow you the best opportunity to achieve. The final unit requires you to research, organise, plan, produce and present a personal project, and the overall grade for the qualification is determined by your achievement in this unit

Evidence submitted for the final unit is assessed and graded internally and subject to External Moderation. You can achieve a pass, merit or distinction with one opportunity to retrieve a referral

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve a BTEC Level 2 or UAL Level 2 can progress to a Level 3 in Animation, Graphic Design, Film Making and Motion Graphics and related academic qualifications. Having successfully taken the course, you will be perfectly suited to junior roles within the creative, digital media, arts and design industries. For example, you could apply for a starting position working in moving image production.

Career Options

  • Production assistant
  • Graphic designer
  • Editor
  • Animator
  • Filmmaker
  • VFX editor
  • Concept artist
  • Storyboard artist

What can I earn in the media industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a trained media professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights.

For example:

  • Graphic designers start on around £21,000 a year and can earn £28,000 with 3-5 years' experience
  • Filmmakers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £41,000 with 3-5 years' experience
  • Audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators start on around £16,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in the media industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major broadcasters and TV and film production companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, giving you a first-hand perspective on what it's like to work in this engaging industry.

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Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
  • Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
  • Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above


Students will have access to dedicated Mac studios and a range of facilities including a motion capture suit, 3D printing and industry standard camera and lighting equipment. We also welcome students to work across disciplines with our Art Design and Fashion students to create exciting projects

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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