Media Film & Television

Are you creative? Sociable? Interested in technology? Interested in Design or Photography? Interested in the media? Curious? Want to work in the TV Industries?
Then this is the course for you!



You’ll work on a variety of exciting projects developing many new creative and technical skills over a range of diverse and exciting media orientated projects!

Students will learn how to use a plethora of different software including Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Autodesk Maya & Blender to mention just a few

  • Planning & Pitching a Magazine
  • Analysing Media Products and Audiences
  • Photography
  • Post Production for Film
  • Producing Audio/Visual Media Products
  • Scriptwriting
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Preparing for a Career in Media
  • Media Adaptations
  • UK Film Studies
  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • TV Production & Post Production
  • Sound Design
  • Prosthetic Makeup Effects for TV & Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Print Based Advertising


Progression and Career Opportunities include

  • University
  • Marketing
  • TV or film
  • Games designer
  • Code developer
  • Graphics and computer designer

Key Course Info

Students will be able to gain one of two qualifications:

Diploma – 12 units = 2 A levels

Extended Diploma 18 units = 3 A levels.

This is an exciting vocational course that will prepare & equip students with the necessary skills for successful application to many creative and media orientated industries or higher education in similar fields


To achieve these qualifications you will be assessed through your practical and written work via coursework assignments. Working in the media involves a lot of team working so you can expect to work in creative teams on projects. You will also work on Industry specific projects and briefs issued by our industry partners

If you study for the Diploma you will take 12 units over two years and be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to two A-Levels

If you study the Extended Diploma, you will take 18 units over two years and be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to three A-Levels

Media students need to be committed, hardworking and resilient, with a willingness to seek advice and improve both written and practical work to ensure it is of a near professional quality

Course Leader

Kate MacKelvie – Media Film & TV Course Leader

Kate has a degree in Graphic Arts from John Moores University and a PGCE in creative and media from Edgehill University. She taught Creative Media at Wellacre Academy, before becoming leader of Media in 2013. Her favourite units to teach are short film unit and music video production

Kate is now Joint Lead for Interactive Media at MCS with Dan and hopes to inspire her new students and pass on her passion for her subject and learning on to them

Students taking media at KS4 can expect to complete units of study in digital photography, digital video and creating digital graphics in addition to learning how to create near professional pre production documents like storyboards and treatments

Students at KS5 will complete a range of exciting units of study including comics and graphic novels, production and post production for film and special effects for film looking at prosthetics and pyrotechnics