Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media


The CDM qualification is suitable for digital artists, photographers, videographers and interactive media specialists or simply just for anyone who would like to develop creative digital media.

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This course is designed to equip learners with the skills to become a creative, digitally competent, multi-skilled worker, able to work across a range of digital technologies. You can fast track through the course or complete it in 12 months.  Learners may progress onto higher level training or to roles within the industry. Roles include media researcher, TV film editor/director, art director, animator, computer games designer, radio producer, advertising agency junior executive and more.

At LCAM study Creative and Digital Media and become a creative spark in this exciting industry.

Sample Topic: 3D Painting

What Will I Study?

Learners must achieve a minimum of 71 credits. 40 credits must be at the level of the qualification. All mandatory units (M) must be completed (30 credits). Exactly 4 credits must be achieved from O1 and exactly 2 credits must be achieved from  O2.  Non-endorsed pathway – In addition, learners must complete a minimum of 35 credits from group 03A (of which a minimum of 23 credits must be taken from group 03a1 and maximum of 12 credits can be taken from group  03a2).





Unit Title Group Level Credit


Y/600/9039 Awareness of Converging Digital

Technology in the Creative Media Sector

M Three 6 40
L/600/9037 Awareness of Employment in the

Creative Media Sector

M Three 6 40
R/600/9038 Communicating and Presenting Ideas in

the Creative Media Sector

M Three 5 30
R/600/9010 Contribute to Good Working


M Two 4 30
Y/600/9011 Ensure your Own Actions Reduce Risks

to Health and Safety

M Two 4 30
L/600/9040 Professional Behaviour in the Creative

Media Sector

M Three 5 30
K/600/8509 Creative Media Industry Awareness O1 Three 4 25
H/600/8511 Awareness of Health and Safety in the

Creative Media Sector

O2 Three 2 15
K/600/8297 Prepare Assets for Use in Interactive

Media Products

03a1 Three 9 60
R/600/8391 Edit Audiovisual Journalistic Material 03a1 Three 7 60
F/600/8323 Produce Copy for Interactive Media Products 03a1 Three 7 40
J/600/8260 Identify Sources of Information and Present Findings 03a1 Three 5 30
H/601/2672 Pitch Ideas for Radio Content 03a2 Three 3 20
A/601/2662 Research Audiences for Radio 03a2 Three 4 30

When Will I Study?

Start Date: Flexible

Length of Course: The maximum time that you may take to complete your course is 12 months.

Where Will I Study?

This is a 100% distance learning course so it’s your choice.  Study at home, at work, on the beach or on the go.

How Will I Study?

Online tutorials, videos, elearning materials, activities, projects, one-to-one support and more to equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will need to pass the course.

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will create a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Criteria

You do not need to have specific qualifications to do this course.

We do recommend that you have a:

  • good command of English (written and spoken)

Equipment and Resources

You need to be computer literate and have:

  • access to a computer (a tablet or smart phone may also be used and will require an app to be installed)
  • access to the internet

You may also need occasional access to a printer.

Job Prospects

Visit prospects.ac.uk for futher information about careers in creative media or click on the heading below.

Jobs that you could do after your course at a junior level include:

Jobs where your would be useful include:

Sample Topic: VFX

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