Level 3 Extended Diploma 

sports media production.

This immersive course puts you on the touchline of a media career with sport at its heart, but gives you a whole kit bag crammed full of transferable skills you can take with you into varied career paths in creative, social and digital media.

You’ll build a broad portfolio in your first year, which will give you a robust understanding of the tools of the trade, before focusing them in your second year with a parallel work placement. This offers you the perfect opportunity to practice in a live, commercial sports environment. You’ll be taking match day photographs, making behind-the-scenes videos, live-streams and working on match day programmes. 


We have associations with Bristol Sport through the Robins Foundation and long-term placements with Bristol Met Basketball Academy, Weston-super-Mare AFC and Inner City Football Academy.


All of our classrooms are placed within immersive environments, relevant to your studies. Your classroom for the Sports Media Production course is in Ashton Gate Stadium, with a view of the pitch. By the time you leave this course you feel confident to step into any media role, especially in the sports industry.

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

Duration  2 years 

Year of entry  2022

Creative Space  Ashton Gate Stadium



Photography and Filming

DSLR camera operation, sports photography, documentary filmmaking, video and photo editing, VFX, GIF creation, storyboarding, lighting.


Microphone operation, sound mixing, podcast creation, foley sounds.


Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom.


Match day programme production, print layouts and formatting, GIF production, motion graphics, designing for web.


Press conferences, interviewing techniques, social media marketing, project management, events management, building a portfolio for progression.

doing education differently.

boomsatsuma College is the leading post-16 creative course provider in the West of England, with the tools and expertise to get you industry ready and turning heads in your specialism. We work with creative industries to find, and fill, employment gaps. We’re in some of the most inspiring and buzzy locations around Bristol, putting you right at the heart of the South West’s creative hub. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the people putting this city on the creative map and seeing first-hand how to succeed.


Being located at Ashton Gate Stadium gives students the opportunity to study at the heart of the action and gain relevant skills to propel them into a career in sports media. Whilst learning, they also contribute meaningful content ranging from match day programmes to social media for players. The Robins Foundation is proud to have such an aligned partnership with another Bristol-based education provider in boomsatsuma.

Chris Stenner / Head of Education, The Robins Foundation


ashton gate stadium.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ /

Welcome to the home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears rugby.


Your classroom is not only in a professional, 27,000 capacity sports stadium, it actually looks out over the pitch and is a space actively used by the Bristol Sports media team and visiting journalists, including the BBC, Sky Sports and BT Sport. 


This gives you the best view of the sports media industry in town. You’ll not only be mixing with sports people and media professional