Media Production

Access to HE , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“I think it’s the fact of being able to progress your creativity and be able to work on very new ideas – so whether if you’re going to do like a music video, a documentary, a short film, those sort of like projects where you just get something new, something you haven’t even done before, um it helps to expand your mind into something completely different and work into something that’s not the same thing as you’ve done before.”

Scott, Creative Media

“You get so much experience, like you’re not just doing one side of journalism you’re doing all different things – so one day you’ll be doing some magazines and then the next you’ll be filming in the TV studio so it’s just great to get to experience all kinds of journalism so then you get to decide which part you want to go into.”

Alannah, Creative Media

“The equipment is equipment that I’ve never actually used before coming to college and you know I had to learn about it, but when I did actually learn about it and get to grips with it a bit it really helped me be able to create new sounds on my instruments and stuff like that, and be able to kind of work with them a bit instead of just using old 2001 amps from my old school, so it was pretty nice to be able to use actually new modern equipment.”

Tom, Music Performance

Course Information


Access to He in Media Production is a one-year, fast-tracked course for adult learners who would like to develop specialist skills in TV & Film or Journalism, as well as academic skills, to progress to Higher Education.


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INTERVIEWEE – SARAH ROBINSON – Creative Media Programme Manager (SPEAKING), SCOTT – TV & Film – School of Creative Arts, Alannah – Journalism – School of Creative Arts

Scenery – Students sat in a TV studio gallery operating the video and audio mixing equipment

Scenery – A tutor is lowering the lighting to be able to set it up correctly for use.

Scenery – A student is operating a TV camera in the studio.

Sarah Robinson – “I’m the programme manager for Level 3 creative media practice. So these are BTEC qualifications which means there are no exams, it’s purely based on the work you do in class, at home, practical based in short.”

Scenery – A group of students sat in the TV studio being filmed

Scenery – Two students in the TV studio operating cameras

Sarah Robinson – “We have 2 different specialisms, you can do television and film where you get to use this fantastic state of the art TV studio which we have as well as a wealth of other equipment we have things like DSLR cameras, tripods, booms we have all the equipment you need in order to be able to do fantastic filmin. You don’t need to buy any of your own equipment. We have all the equipment here to lend you.”

Scenery – Students in the TV gallery are operating the audio and video mixing equipment.

Scenery – A student using a computer to design a magazine

Sarah Robinson – “The Students come onto our course, they come straight from GCSE so it’s a very important part of their development the 2 years they spend with us. What we’re trying to do is not only develop those technical skills so that they are ready to move into industry or onto university when they finish with us or even and apprenticeship or traineeship but what were also trying to do is develop them as a people as well, so the way that we work particularly on television and film but also on journalism to an extent as well you work in crews. So you’re developing those team building skills, leadership skills as well, communication skills, all those kinds of skills which are really important once you get into industry.”

Scenery – A tutor is sat next to a student at a computer offering them guidance.

Scott – “I think it’s the fact of being able to progress your creativity and be able to work on very new ideas, so whether you are going to do a music video, documentary, or a short film. Them sort of projects where you just get something new, something you haven’t done before. It helps to expand your mind into something completely different and working to something that’s not the same things you have done before.”

Scenery – A wide shot of the empty TV studio

Scenery – A shot of the equipment in the TV gallery

Sarah Robinson – “We’re looking for learners who are passionate about coming into the media sector. You do have to have a passion for TV & Film or for Journalism if you want to come onto our courses and do really well. We have specialists within the posts, I am a former journalist myself and we have people who have made films themselves and edited, documentary makers, people like that to teach you, so they are people who understand the industry and what’s required.

Scenery – A tutor operating a camera in the theatre filming a music performance.

Alannah – “You get so much experience, you’re not just doing one side of journalism, you’re doing all different things. So one day you’ll be doing some magazines, the next you’ll be filming in the TV studio so it’s just great to get some experience in all kinds of journalism so then you get to decide what you go into.”

Sarah Robinson – “So if you think you are the kind of student who will thrive at Leeds City College then we really look forward to hearing from you. You can apply online via the website and if you have any further queries about the course then you can email me at and I’ll be more than happy to help you with any queries you may have.”

Scenery – A student operating a camera with a teleprompter. End Slide – Leeds City College (School of Creative Arts) END

Who is this course for?

The course is for students over 19 years old who are passionate about the media industry and want to develop their skills in Media Production, such as TV, Film and Journalism.

The course is ideal for those who have been working in the industry at any level and want to go to university to study their subject in more depth or adult learners who have left education and have no qualifications. It is also suitable for those who are thinking of changing careers.

Benefits and skills

You will benefit by working with media industry-standard equipment in our Quarry Hill campus, including a TV studio and TV gallery. You will learn and develop skills and techniques in your specialist subject from an experienced and passionate team of teachers and experts who work in the industry. You will learn how to form crews to plan, film and edit your own film productions and will gain industry insight and develop a professional approach to media production and the industry.

You will also learn key academic skills that will enhance your understanding of critical thinking and writing in preparation for university. The course is one year in duration, which is a fast-track approach to progression into Higher Education.

Entry requirements

You need appropriate experience and GCSE at grade 4 in English/ Maths or level 2 qualifications to access this programme of study.

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Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include creative degrees such as media studies, media production, digital media, film, television, journalism, marketing, and radio production.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 79504-01
Fees (Adult): £3,384

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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