Course: Creative Media (Film, TV, Animation and VFX) Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



Are you passionate about the exciting and challenging world of Creative Media? Are you thinking about a career in film, animation, advertising, graphics or journalism? Our courses will give you the perfect start to your career.

You will produce film dramas, animations, advertisements, radio shows, music videos, visual FX, documentaries, studio based TV programmes and more. You will also gain an understanding of production planning alongside media theories and create links with your own production work.

We will show you how to present your work to professional standards, working on a range of live and industry set projects. All of our software is industry focused including Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premier Pro and Photoshop.

You will learn new techniques, ideas and processes through a range of practical lessons and tutorials with specialist and dedicated tutors. You will record and edit every day to create a portfolio of digital work for progression to university and employment.

Why study with us:

  • We have modern, up-to-date facilities including a high-definition studio
  • You will take part in visits to subject specific sites, home and abroad and have the opportunity to take part in work experience placements
  • We have great links with the BBC, British Film Institute, Sony and more

Sound like the course for you? Why not check out some examples of students’ work on their Digital Film Showcase 2023 website.


You will need to have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths and English, or completion of Creative Media Level 2 at merit grade, and a selection of your practical or written work which could be photography, graphics, a script, film and/or animations to bring to your interview.



You will be assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment gaining a pass, merit or distinction.


Creative Media is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree such as Visual Effects and Post Production or Professional Photographic Practice through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as a script writer, animator, director, camera operator, film maker, journalist or graphic designer.



"Welcoming young people into our team to experience real life in a career they are considering is fundamental to our company ethos as a local employer. We learn as much from students as they do from us. Jaydn Johnson (Level 3 Creative Media) joined us on one day a week’s work experience in 2020 and soon became an integral TMS team member. Keen to learn to build on his college studies that he ran alongside his own film and photography enterprise, he brought new skills and perspective to our work, and soon became a valued partner, filming and photographing projects for our clients. Work experience led to him picking up clients and commissions. He continues to work with TMS as a paid member of the team. It has been a pleasure to watch him develop and flourish pursuing his passion professionally, and the TMS team are all proud of playing a small part in his progression."

Rachel Moore

TMS Media

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