BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and Digital Design

This two year, full-time course in Interactive Media and Digital Design covers a wide range of media and creative disciplines and includes video production, web authoring, art and design, photography, illustration, games design, information architecture, and animation. The course will also give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists and designers and to learn about associated professional practice.

Course Content

The course will give you a wide knowledge and understanding of interactive media and digital production which introduces learners to a range of conceptual and production processes, materials and technology, animation, interaction and game development, web authoring software and editing applications and techniques. The course is unit based: each unit has a credit value and assessments are made throughout the course. Additional learning and pastoral support is provided through the tutorial system.

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements are four GCSEs at grade C or above, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design. A portfolio of art and design work is needed for your interview, which should demonstrate an awareness and enthusiasm for art and design. Prior learning or experience can be accredited. A successful interview and satisfactory reference are required.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate at C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Portfolio of work, satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent English Language Certificate.

Duration and Delivery

Two years, full time.


The 180 Credit BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and Digital Design is an ideal route for students looking for places at universities and colleges, and careers in interactive and online media, animation, graphic design and the games industry. Alternatively, you could expect to be employed in the creative industries at junior level. You will have access to a range of career and further/higher education opportunities. Students progress on to specialist courses at Degree, Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree level. You will be advised and supported in your UCAS application with help on appropriate routes and portfolio preparation.

Additional Information

While some materials and equipment are provided, you will be expected to pay for most of your own equipment and materials, much of which is available from the College shop. There will also be a number of trips and visits throughout the course which will incur some costs.

This course will be delivered at the Creative Industries Centre from September 2015.

Program taught in:
  • English

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