South Thames College

Creative Media Production & Technology UAL Extended Diploma - Level 3


Creative Media Showreel

Do you see yourself as the next Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow? Do you have a passion for all things film? Getting into this highly competitive sector requires commitment and dedication. You’ll get that from your tutors with a wealth of industry experience and together we will develop your technical skills and expertise to be able to kickstart your career in the media.

We encourage our students to dream big – supporting students with film festival applications, developing their own individual style and learning the importance of collaboration. Our Creative Media Production courses will lay the foundations, helping make your dreams a reality.

The course will teach you everything you need to know, whatever level you’re starting at, while putting the creative power in your hands. There are many great work experience and collaboration opportunities across the whole of the creative industries department, college and professional world.

The college has a great TV studio, giving students the chance to edit using a green screen, and the rare opportunity to physically process and cut 16mm film.

The tutors not only bring their unique experiences having worked in the industry themselves but are also incredibly supportive, in other words, they’re fantastic. The balance between being treated like a professional adult and also getting the help and direction that you need is a fantastic learning environment.

A strong portfolio and work experience are both essential to getting ahead in the media industry, so we will support you in developing a body of work and creating a showreel. Students have recently benefitted from work experience with St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, FilmMerton, TEDx, Southwest TV, Safewood Theatre and Film Production, local film companies and charities, whilst some created their own podcast channels and one even launched her own fashion line!

Our courses focus on practical assignments whilst teaching you about the theories that underpin these industry practices. Whether your path is to HE or a job in the creative media sector, you will be equipped with the confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Next Steps

Example jobs and careers: Broadcaster, Film or TV director, Film Editor, Film or TV producer, Journalist, Production Manager, Sound Designer, Visual Effects Editor and many more.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
2 Years
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
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£ 0
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