Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Media

  • Course Code AAA0628
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This course is ideal if you're planning a career in the media industries. We'll give you a solid grounding in a range of production techniques for visual and audio media using up to date techniques and systems.

Plus, you'll find out how to develop ideas, work as part of a team, conduct effective research, plan projects and meet deadlines. You'll also develop your communication and presentation skills, find out how the media industries work, and work on maximising your chances of securing a job or progressing to further education/training.

The emphasis of the course is on production. This will include production of music videos, narrative led pieces, factual programme and advertising production. Students will also get the opportunity to produce a five-minute film on a topic of their choice.


You'll gain skills in:

  • Pre-production
  • Camera work
  • Production sound
  • Scriptwriting
  • Video and audio editing
  • Film studies
  • Advertising production


The course includes some contact with some of our key industry partners and contacts, and you'll be encouraged to take up work experience and networking opportunities as and when they're available.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment using class based assignments and portfolio of evidence

How will I be taught?

The course is very practical, and is delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience.

Qualifications needed

This course is Level 2 - you should have appropriate vocational qualifications at Level 1 or some GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including English and maths.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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