Take your interest in creative media to the next level and discover more about how it shapes our everyday lives. This dynamic, innovative course will develop and nurture your design and media skills across a wide range of multimedia formats.
The Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice at UCA Rochester is equivalent to studying for three A-Levels and you can start this two-year course either after completing your GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma.
You’ll experience and interact with a broad spectrum of digital media – learn how to experiment with different materials and techniques, including digital character design, storyboarding and narrative. You'll also develop an understanding of stop-frame, GIF and Flash animation, increase your technical skills in photography and learn image editing techniques using leading software.
Please apply using our online application form on the UCA website.
You’ll experiment with a variety of media processes, including preparatory and post-production film techniques, and in digital character design, storyboarding and narrative. You’ll also develop an understanding of stop frame, Gif and Flash animation, increase your technical skills in photography and learn image editing techniques using leading creative software.
In the second year, we’ll give you the freedom to specialise and deepen your skills by focusing on one of the following: lens-based media, graphic and interface design or illustration, animation, computer-generated arts, or games design. Both years are supported by our cultural theory programme, introducing you to both historic and current contextual topics.
Information regarding this course can be found on the UCA website.
Along with your portfolio, the standard minimum entry requirements* for this course are:
Five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4 preferably including: art, design, media, or related creative subject, including English language/literature and a minimum of grade 3/D in mathematics
OR one of the following:
- Higher Diploma (Level 2) in a related subject area.
- Access Diploma (in an appropriate subject).
- BTEC National Award.
Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.
*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades - in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.