Level 3 BTEC Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma Interactive Media (Design)


Interactive Media will equip you with the creative thinking skills and technical capabilities to bring your ideas to life in Animation, Graphic Design, Web, Sound and Print Production. You will use industry standard software to create a range of original media products, fit for an ever-changing media landscape.

Course type

Level 3 BTEC Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma

Course length

BTEC Certificate: one year Subsidiary Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • developing creative media outcomes in a range of disciplines
  • design software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • animation packages such as After Effects
  • web design software such as Dreamweaver

On the course you will:

  • research, design and produce various media products such as magazines, print production and design-based campaigns
  • gain a contextual understanding of professional media practitioners
  • build a portfolio of multimedia design work
  • develop your creative, design and presentation skills

Method of assessment

You will be assessed on your practical work through a series of projects, which explore a range of Media disciplines.

What will I be able to progress to?

This subject combines well with other Design and Media-based subjects. It is an ideal programme if you plan to study Design or Media courses at university. You may also wish to continue with further study in a different subject area, or move straight into employment.

Other information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Extended Certificate is equivalent to an A-level.