Course: Access to HE Diploma (Creative Industries)

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


One Year



Our Access to Creative Industries course is an exciting course which will prepare you for a wide range of university courses. It will build on your existing experience and abilities and prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of advanced education or training.

Units you may study include:

  • Photography
  • 3D modelling
  • Graphic design
  • Writing for film and television
  • Moving image: digital video skills

In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions will be with you throughout the course.

You can progress to study film, photography and script-writing degree courses or other related degrees such as joint honours or into wider digital media degree subjects.


You will need a sufficient standard of maths and English language to cope with the demands of the course. We strongly advise you to have a GCSE in English language and/or maths at grade C or above as the majority of university providers will require this. All students will undertake diagnostic assessment to assess these skills during the course interview or induction process and you will be required to demonstrate that you can work at Level 2 in these subject areas. You may be able to study for one GCSE in either English language or maths alongside this Access course. This will be discussed during the interview process.


Assessment methods are varied on the course and mirror assessment methods that are likely to be experienced on most university degree programmes. Assessments take the form of essays, presentations, portfolios, final major project and short films. Additionally, assessment for the study skills unit is a portfolio of evidence which is compiled throughout the year. Assessments are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction, with the exception of the study skills units which are ungraded.


You can progress to study photography, visual effects and film degree courses or other related degrees such as joint honours programmes or into wider media degree subjects. We currently offer Professional Photographic Practice, Visual Effects and Post Production (Film) and Visual Arts through the University of Suffolk at the East Coast College