Taught in our specialist media suite, this course will enable you to gain a broad knowledge of the digital media industry, including TV and film, animation, video game development and publishing design.

Packed with practical applications, you’ll develop the skill and experience you need to embark on a career in the exciting world of creative media.

As part of your course, you’ll also get the chance to work with real clients and receive expert advice from Totton College alumni and professionals working in the industry.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs, at grade 3 or 2 (grade D or E), or a Merit or Distinction at BTEC Level 1, plus an interest in media and film, and making your own material.

What will I learn?

This course will develop students who want to work in the publishing, game development, media, television and film industries. You will:

Enhance your understanding of media practices

Develop your skills with specialist software packages including InDesign, Photoshop and Premier Pro and many more

Learn about visual production through photography and film editing

Create your own portfolio of media work

Work Experience

You’ll have the chance to do at least 60 hours of relevant work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our careers team is available to help you secure work placements.


There are three core units:

Digital media sectors and audiences

Media industry in context

Planning and pitching a digital media product

There are also a range of specialist practical units, which may include:

Digital Moving Image Production

Digital Games Production

Digital Editing for Moving Image

Digital Photography for a Media Product

Animation for Digital Media

Digital Art for a Media Product

Graphic Design for Digital Media


You’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical tasks and multiple choice examinations.

Enrichment Opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year.

Career and Progression

You can progress onto our Level 3 Creative Media course, or specialise by studying Video Games Development Level 3. You can also gain work experience in a creative studio or progress to an apprenticeship.

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College

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