Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Arts & Media

If you want to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, web design or animation then our award-winning media department can help you achieve a bright career. Our former students are now working all over the world as camera operators, film directors and producers on exciting projects such as Star Wars films, American Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and more.

We offer two options for you to start your studies in the media and film industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or successful employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3.

If you are interested in building a career in the television, film, journalism or advertising industries, our two year Level 3 Creative Media Production course is perfect. On this very practical course you will learn about media production and gain vital technical skills.  You will have a wide variety of assignments to complete and you will develop your understanding of camera work, film production, animation, web design and much more. You will also take part in our award winning film school.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here

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Ideal if:

You want to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, web design or animation. Not only will you develop practical and technical skills you will also learn the academic theory behind media production.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Mathematics. We will also accept equivalent qualifications e.g. a completed Level 2 Diploma. Mature learners will be considered on an individual basis.

You’ll learn:

Through both hands-on projects and theory; building your skills and knowledge in areas such as camera work, editing, script-writing, journalism, film production, photography, animation, web design, special effects and lots more including our two week intensive nationally recognised film making machine, Film School.

This is a full time programme which means you will be in college from 9.00am - 4.30pm four days a week. Learners have one study day where essential equipment is readily available for your use.


Students will have access to a wide range of professional equipment, allowing them to focus on their own personal projects and videos whether it is skate videos, zombie films, review blogs or comedy pieces. The kit includes cameras, four camera television studio, recording studio, Green-screen facilities, steadicam rigs and mounts, 12ft extendable camera crane, portable LED lighting kits, broadcasting quality cameras.

During year one students will embark on a two week intensive film school project hosted by Dogbite film crew at their incredible film studio in Falmouth. Students will create, shoot, edit, pitch and present a complete film product to industry professionals. The second year will see the student group work alongside Journalists and Graphic Designers to produce the Cornwall College youth lifestyle magazine, that is entirely written by you.

You’ll love:

The yearly London trip that includes accommodation at a 3* hotel, being in a live TV studio audience, a private 3D IMAX screening, trip to the London film museum, a West End show, a London Eye flight, shopping and much more.

You’ll go on to:

Employment in the industry such as camera operator, DOP, producer, director, production runner, journalist, animator, video editor, sound designer and much more.

University study on courses such as Media production, Broadcasting, Film production, Media Marketing and Journalism at other local and national universities.

Past students have gone on to work in TV production and presenting, advertising and marketing, journalism, film production, radio production, public relations and multi-media web design.




Start Date

September 2020




2 Years full-time


Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


2 Years full-time


Rory Mason Team Lead - Digital Media

Rory has worked at the College for almost 15 years, after graduating with a broadcasting degree he worked in the media industry in a range of different production roles. Rory pioneered the College's Film School project, an annual two-week intense programme that produces some award-winning student films. They've won 30 awards in the last 10 years, including a notable victory in the SW Royal Television Society 'Undergraduate Comedy and Entertainment' category in 2014, beating third year degree students to the main prize!

Arts & Media


Zoe Alker Assistant Director to Oscar-Nominated Director Mike Leigh on his upcoming film 'PETERLOO'

Since completing her studies on the Media Production Diploma at Camborne Zoe has worked freelance in lm and TV production on adverts, short films and for Lucas film Video Production on their Star Wars celebration coverage and it was from there that she was given the chance to be part of the crew for the Han Solo movie. Zoe is currently assistant director for Oscar-nominated director Mike Leigh.

“My assistant director role involves making a difference to the way the set runs. It’s really fulfilling to be part of a wider team. I have loved meeting people who are skilled in their craft and watching the magic of film come to life! The staff at Cornwall College were amazing and without their encouragement I wouldn’t have had the confidence to get out there and go for the jobs I really wanted.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.