- Level 3
- Entry requirements:
- Please note all students wishing to take this course need to be 19 years or older at the time of enrolment
You need to have English at GCSE grades A-C or/and other level 2 qualifications. You should be aiming to progress onto study at University or a higher education college for a degree or HNC/ HND after this course.
- Course content:
The ACCESS to Media course combines theoretical and practical approaches to the study of modern media technologies. It will also prepare you for Higher Education with study skills and IT. You will learn how to write features and news articles, make digital films. In addition, we study and evaluate how media messages are constructed and the different ways that they shape both the world and how we make sense of it. Plus use 16mm as well as using film theory to underpin practical knowledge.
- Course Structure:
This is a credit-based course, and to pass you need to gain a minimum of 60 credits. These are accumulated as the year progresses, most through coursework, although examinations are also set in some subject areas. Academic and tutorial support is given throughout the course, and you will receive help and advice with your university applications through the UCAS system.
- Course resources:
All students have access to our fully equipped state of the art learning centre. This includes free internet access.
Continuous (essays, assignments and presentations).
- Next step:
- A degree or other higher education qualification in media or a media related field.
- How to apply:
Complete an application form for interview. You can do this on-line by clicking on the link in the right hand column. Or you can download a PDF of the 2012-2013 Application for Interview Form (Form A) [PDF 312k]. For further details see the How to Apply section.
A Level applicants do not need to apply for specific subjects: your application form is for the A Level programme. We will discuss your subject choices at your interview.
- Fees Info
- If you are 16-18 years old, this course is free. You may have to pay some materials costs.
- If you are aged 19 or older, you may have to pay the "inclusive fee" (which includes the tuition fee, examination fee and exam board registration fee) as shown, plus the College Registration Charge of £30 and any materials costs. To find out if you qualify for reduced fees, read more here.
- If you are aged 24 or older, you may be able to get an Advanced Learning Loan for this course. To find out more click here.
- Materials costs:
You may need to buy some Media equipment and provide your own stationery (approximate cost for year - £80). The college may be able to help with these and other study costs for those on low incomes.