Media Studies & Creative Writing Level 3

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Level 3 Diploma


400 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £756.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

Probably at no time in history has access to, and proficiency with, media and information technologies been more important in the public mind than it is today, nor more critical to policy making and teaching in government, schools and universities.

Nor at any time in the recent past have the nation's press, media, and information sectors been the object of as much intense public concern or scrutiny with a growing recognition of their unmatched importance in the conduct of our daily lives and democratic institutions.

Never before have the once separate worlds of news, stored knowledge, and the products of the mass media and entertainment industries converged locally, nationally, and globally, with even greater convergence certain to take place in the years ahead.

This Media Studies Diploma course explains the meaning of “media studies” in its broadest context and will appeal to anyone who may wish to gain a foothold in this exciting and innovative vocational sector.

Creative writing is one of the most enjoyable past-times and whether you are writing just for enjoyment or because you want to make it a career, this course will help you to explore your writing and find ways to improve your skills. 

The first module will help you look at your writing and experiences of writing.  The idea is to explore your motivation and identify your aims for the course.  You will use this exploration to create a written piece that will give your tutor an idea of who you are and what sort of writer you are.

Module two will explore different types of texts and different genres.  An understanding of different types of texts and genres will help you to make informed choices about your own writing.  Most professional writers will tell you that they have a passion for reading and this module will ask you to explore your own reading habits and make critical readings of texts to understand why you like or dislike them.

The next module looks at starting to write.  It has tips on how to start, how to choose what to write and generate ideas for writing.  It also covers writing style, how to write dialogue and how to create characters.

Modules 4 to 11 each look at a different form of writing, covering short stories, poetry, longer texts, novels, life writing, writing for younger readers, non-fiction and scriptwriting.  Each module will look at examples and at ideas and techniques for generating written pieces.  Each module will also include exercises so you can try out some of the different types of writing and genres.

The last three modules explore the processes that surround creative writing and what it means to be a writer. Module 12 looks at the editorial process and why it is so important as well as at how you can edit your own writing and learn from editing and feedback.  Module 13 looks at publication and how you might move towards achieving this if this is your aim.

Finally, module 14 considers what it means to be a writer and how you continue in your writing when you have finished your course.  You have taken an important step by choosing to take a creative writing course.  It shows you are serious about your writing.  But it is only a beginning – your writing will be a lifetime commitment!

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

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You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Pay in full:
To purchase this course in a one off full payment, it will cost you:

Pay by Instalments:
Initial Deposit payable today: £430
Followed by 4 monthly payments of: £81.50
Total payable: £756

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UK - Free Delivery
Europe - £40.00
Rest of the World - £65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

  • Media Studies
  • Module 1: Introduction – what is media?
  • Module 2: Advertising
  • Module 3: Broadcast TV
  • Module 4: Film
  • Module 5: Practical production piece
  • Module 6: Representation - a theoretical perspective
  • Module 7: Genre - an institutional and theoretical perspective
  • Module 8: News
  • Module 9: New Media
  • Module 10: Extended essay

  • Creative Writing
  • Module 1: Creative writing and you
  • Module 2: Exploring different texts and genres
  • Module 3: Starting to write
  • Module 4: The short story
  • Module 5: Poetry
  • Module 6: Writing for radio
  • Module 7: The novel
  • Module 8: Life writing
  • Module 9: Writing for children
  • Module 10: Non-fiction writing
  • Module 11: Scriptwriting
  • Module 12: The editing process
  • Module 13: Getting published
  • Module 14: Being a writer
Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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