Media

Do you see yourself as a presenter, director, camera operator, editor, animator, teacher, photographer or journalist? Or working in any industry that requires strong communication skills, confidence, creative thinking and entrepreneurship? If so, this could be the course for you. During your studies you will work in our specialist radio, animation, editing and TV studios, participating in regular skills and technique classes, master-classes, enrichment, competitions and work experience.

Your studies will include:

  • Different types of ‘shots’ for video and photography
  • Editing images using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Script writing
  • Animation techniques
  • Working in a TV studio on a multi-camera shoot
  • Technical equipment for TV production
  • Using software such as Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Research and planning for a single camera production.
  • Independently create a music video
  • Create a show reel of your work
  • Learn how to manage creative processes for a production for moving image, journalism or radio
  • Create a radio drama and learn how to edit audio using Audition software
  • Make a media product; a short film, a magazine, a photography portfolio, a radio show or a short animation.

You will be assessed through practical assignments and live projects for example productions, films, documentaries and presentations. 

The media team have excellent industry links and through these we offer all students the opportunities to work with specialists.

Work with media companies and local radio stations to create:

  • Adverts
  • Music videos
  • Live web streams
  • Promotional videos
  • Content for live shows.
  • University
  • An apprenticeship
  • Full time employment

FdA Creative Media Production. 

Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

You will be required to audition and take part in an interview. You will be given further information on application.

  • Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Technical Theatre
  • Computer Gaming
  • Graphic Design

All full time courses for home students aged 16 - 18 inclusive are free.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development