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Creative Media Skills (Digital Arts) (Intermediate) - Level 2


This is an exciting course designed for those who are interested in using digital technology in the production of creative designs.

You will develop sought-after design and production skills required for the rapidly evolving and dynamic digital media industry, covering key areas of multimedia applications including web design, animation, illustration and visual communication.

You will train using some of the best facilities in the country, in our specialist media and performing arts hub, Create, using industry-standard equipment from Mac suites and Adobe software, to HD cameras and sound systems.


Take a look at some of the work created by current West Notts students.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20221 yr(s)2298A1369FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What will I study?

  • 2D digital art
  • Animation
  • Digital photography
  • Web design and social media curation
  • Video game design and development

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 supported by a minimum Level 1 literacy qualification.
  • Or, an appropriate Level 1 qualification with a Merit grade.
  • An appropriate art portfolio which showcases a range of creativity.
  • Applicants progressing from a Level 1 course must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork.
  • You may need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Practical-based coursework
  • Externally assessed assignments.

What can I progress onto?

  • Creative Digital Media (Digital Arts and Games Design) (Advanced) - Level 3
  • Art and Design Practice Commercial Design (3D, Fashion and Interiors) (Advanced) - Level 3
  • Diploma in Art and Design Practice Image Making (Graphics, Photography and Illustration) (Advanced) - Level 3


How do I apply?

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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