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 Level 3 Extended Diploma 

creative and digital media.

It’s a digital world out there, especially in the creative media space. This course gives you realistic experience and training that will help you thrive in any career which uses photography, filmmaking, graphic design, project management or marketing.

Your first year covers a broad introduction to creative and digital media, letting you experiment with various formats, channels and tools to find the ones that best suit your skills and interests. Then focus your attention in that direction in the second year with one of three industry pathways:


  • Moving Image

  • Digital Media

  • Visual Arts


When it comes to succeeding in your chosen specialism, we give you the competitive edge. You will be tackling live projects, often with real clients, designed to build your confidence and comfort in real career situations.


All of our classrooms are placed within central working hubs, which put you right where the creative industries are, immersing you in the atmosphere and letting you rub shoulders with the people putting Bristol on the map for innovation and disruption.


You’ll have access to exceptional facilities, industry standard hardware, software such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Audition, and inspiring course leaders who tailor your education to suit you.


Studying with boomsatsuma College isn’t like being at school; we do education differently.

Qualification  Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Duration  2 years 

Year of entry  2022

Creative Space  Leadworks Bristol



Photography and Filmmaking

Manual camera skills, aperture and shutterspeed, ISO, manual focus, lens choice and use, interview techniques, multi-camera, advertising and product filming.


Flash, studio and location, 3 and 4 point, high and low key, colour temperature.


Recording and editing sound, podcasting, audio correction and manipulation.


Print media and leaflet layouts, web design, motion graphics, titles and credits, understanding visual language and developing brand identities.


Image editing, colour correction and grading, layers, image manipulation and touch-ups,
audio-visual promotions.


Industry insights, handling client briefs, project management, professional standards, digital portfolio development, multi-crew roles.