One Year | Level 2 Creative Media

One year | Level 2


Choosing this Creative Media Level 2 course is the beginning of your journey into the creative industries.

The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work.

This Creative Media course can lead onto:

  • Further skills development on the Level 3 Graphic & Digital Design, Film, Video & Photography and Interactive Media courses or Level 3 Games Art course.
  • Employment, or self-employment, in the creative industries (over 18s). This may be as a photographer, film maker, graphic/web designer, vlogger, or it may be into another area of creative industries.
  • A creative apprenticeship as a stepping stone to work.

Being at Access Creative College is so much more than just doing a course. You will have the chance to get first-hand experience of the media and creative industries.

Here are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

  • EVENTS: You’ll have unique opportunities to showcase your work via exhibitions.
  • EMPLOYABILITY WEEKS: Three weeks in the year are dedicated to developing your work skills and showcasing your work.
  • MASTERCLASSES: The college promotes industry masterclasses by media artists and industry players. These enable you to gain advice and guidance from working professionals.
  • KOMPASS: Get prepared for the world of work through opportunities and tips from our in-house careers portal.

On successful completion you will get a recognised qualification which you can add to your creative CV:

  • RSL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production
  • The Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to roughly four GCSEs grades 4-9.
  • All assessment is via real-world project-based course work. There are no end of year exams.


  • The Creative Media course lasts for one year.
  • It is usually delivered over three to four days per week from September to June (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and Maths sessions you need to attend.
  • If you aged 16-18 on 31st August 2020, then the course is FREE
  • If you are aged 19+ please refer to our 19+ information on the fees page.

Applying for this Creative Media course is easy.

All you need to do is fill in our short online application form. After you have created an account you will be able to provide links to online work, upload relevant documents and book an interview slot.


  • We recommend that you have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (or D-F). 
  • If you are currently in year 11, we will need evidence of your predicted and actual grades.
  • If you are also able to bring a school reference with you that would be really useful.
  • As a guide this course is for those who want to get started in media. You should have a strong interest in a career in this area, but prior skills are not essential.
  • Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.


  • Please come prepared to talk about your interests, your current skills, the artists you like and your ambitions.
  • Please bring, or supply links to, any work you may have produced, such as video, photos, illustrations and graphics. This may be in the form of an online or physical portfolio.
  • You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide from the link below.

Level Two Creative Media Course

The Access Creative College Creative Media course is perfect for anyone looking to start a career in the media industry. This level two college course introduces you to all aspects of creative media, including:
-Graphic Design
-Interactive and Digital Media
-Web design

Once you have completed our Creative Media Level Two course, you can then progress onto one of our other media college courses, such as:

Graphic & Digital Design Level 3

Film Video & Photography Level 3

Interview Guide 2020