Level 3

  • FT/PT





    2 years




The creative industries are an important growth area in the UK, bringing significant cultural and economic benefits. The Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Media offers a wide range of units to reflect the range of opportunities available within the media and journalism sector.

It is an ideal foundation for students, providing them with understanding of journalism through engagement with media products, production processes and technologies. This leads to the application of practical and creative skills that transfer easily into the workplace.

course information

Date: 09/09/2019 - 26/06/2020

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Total Fees: £0.00

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Analysing Media Products and Audiences
  • Scriptwriting for Media Products
  • Planning and Pitching an Audio-Visual Media Product
  • Producing an Audio-Visual Media Product
  • Preparing for a Career in the Media Industry
  • Graphic Design for Media Products
  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Audio-Visual Advertising Media
  • UK Film Studies
  • Production and Postproduction for Film
  • Production and Postproduction for TV
  • Photography for Media Products
  • Sound for Media Products
  • Production Roles in Media Organisations
  • Planning for Media Exhibitions or Events
  • UK Media Publishing
  • Planning and Pitching a Print-Based Media Product
  • Producing a Print-Based Media
  • Print-Based Advertising Media

September - June


Internal progression from a Level 2 Creative Media qualification or you must have achieved four GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above which should include English.

All work will be assessed through coursework and portfolio production – there will be no written examination.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto a range of courses offered at Middlesbrough College, such as the BSc Audiovisual Technology, BA (Hons) Education, and the Fd/BSc (Hons) Games Design (top-up).

This course provides students with the necessary experience and qualifications for progression into higher education to study degrees and foundation degrees.

Alternatively, this course is preparation for entry level employment in various aspects of journalism.

Careers include:

  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Web content manager
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Advertising account executive
  • Event manager
  • Information officer
  • Journalist
  • Market researcher

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Level 3 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this is your first full Level 3 qualification the course is free.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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