Creative and Media
Studio School
A creative hub for all gifted and talented 14 – 19 year olds across Kirklees

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Creative Digital Media Production

“I use my Broadcast Industry experience to develop skills, work ethic and strong business links so every single student stands out.” - Micci Bromwich, Media Tutor

You will develop a professional work ethic whilst using industry standard equipment to produce films across a variety of styles and genres. You will be part of production teams, working on project briefs set by real businesses and organisations.

Creative Digital Media Production - Sub Diploma & National Diploma

You will have to adapt to different environments and location sets, showing you are reliable and able to apply your classroom learning to real-life scenarios. Depending on the pathway you choose to study Media, you will fundamentally look at communication skills required for Creative Digital Media Production as well as developing an understanding of the production processes within the industries. You can build on these essential topics by completing specialist, technical units that may involve Camera Techniques, Soundtrack Production and Film Editing Techniques
Areas of study can include: Media Representations; Pre Production Portfolio, Responding to a Commission, Film Production – Fiction, Radio Production – Radio, Website Production, Factual Production, Interview Techniques, Sound Production, Single Camera Techniques

Specific Entry Requirements

Students applying must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C grades with English and Maths. As of 2017, this will include at least a grade 4 (old Grade Cs) in English Language OR Literature as well as Maths. A grade ‘C’ in a business related GCSE or level 2 equivalent, would be advantageous but is not essential for starting the level 3 course. Upon gaining an interview at the Studio School, you are likely to be interviewed by a creative-specialist Tutor; however, you would be expected to explain why you are interested in Creative Digital Media Production.


Extended Certificate (1 A Level).

This course includes 4 units of study across the two years. Of these units, 2 will be set and assessed by the Edexcel exam board. This means you will have to prepare all your research and work to be able to respond to an assignment brief completed in tightly controlled examination conditions.

National Diploma in Film and Television Production (2 A levels).

This course has 10 units of which 4 are core. 2 of these Units are also set and assessed externally by the Edexcel exam board. This means you will have to prepare all your research and work to be able to respond to an assignment brief completed in tightly controlled examination conditions.


One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.

The Media department’s core resources are:

  • Industry standard HD film cameras
  • Small portable cameras (GoPro’s) for close up action
  • A portable television broadcasting station
  • Rigs, jigs, trolls and crane to help access every angle
  • The latest version of Adobe’s Creative Cloud software

Cross Curricular Resource Sharing & Learning

Thanks to an open plan office style environment, the Studio School is quite literary designed from the ground up to promote collaboration between students. This enables learning to take place not just in lessons but at any time, anywhere. Students share ideas for upcoming projects and provide feedback on current projects. This type of social interaction is such an important skill and something few environments can offer. It’s not just about #CreateYourself, but #ShareLearnImprove.

Trips & Enrichment

Our Creative Media production is already making waves in the real world (Gold Award Studio Schools Trust and York Film Festival Winners). A lot of the courses and student’s success comes from recognising the importance of working with real professionals.
In today’s society, we live and breathe Media. Whether it’s TV, Radio, Film or Online we are constantly surrounded by it. Creative Media Production at the Studio School works closely with real companies that put your skills into practice, providing some fantastic collaborative opportunities with leading professionals.

Our past projects include:

  • Collaborating with Sony Playstaion on the Machinema Project
  • Producing the Sygenta Tutorial Video
  • Producing an online advert for Synergos
  • Collaborating with the Dominic Rodgers Trust on their National Campaign

Outstanding Results

  • 100% pass rate achieved by all students completing their programme of study.
  • 100% achieving at least Merit Grades.
  • 64% achieving at least Distinction grades.
  • 21% achieving Distinction* grades.

Personalised pathways: of the above, the Media department supported 67% of students towards their Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level), 17% towards the Diploma (2 A level) and 17% towards the Extended Diploma (3 A Level).

Future Pathways...

Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:Graphic Design, Illustration or a related subject at University / Advertising / Art Direction / Book Designer / Branding Agency / Crafts / Digital or Film Designer / Direct Marketing / Graphic Designer / Magazine & Newspaper Design / Mobile Marketing / Packaging - Product Design / Spatial Design / TV & Cinema Advertising to name but a few.

Would You Like To Find Out More?

Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.

This video created by our students showcases some of the techniques they have learnt here at the Creative & Media Studio School. Make sure you watch through to the end for an epic wizard battle! To keep up to date with our videos subscribe to our Youtube channel.

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About the school

The Creative & Media Studio School is open to all young people who have a creative flare and are aged between 14 – 19 years old.

The Creative and Media Studio School was the first Studio School to open in the world in 2010. Since then it has achieved a series of fantastic outcomes for students. Today's news (14.08.2014) follows in that tradition and we are delighted

David Nicoll

Chief Executive of The Studio Schools Trust

With this course we will be the fashion designers of the future; we now have the skills and knowledge to excel, nothing can hold us back.

Alex & Danielle


I feel really privileged to be doing something I love with people that share the same passion. At the Studio School we inspire young artist's minds and support their creativity.

Wendy Taylor

Fine Art Coach

My Art lessons in the Studio School have shown me that it's not what you see, but what you make otherssee; I've been completely inspired.



With the skills I have developed and opportunities I have been given in the field of Graphic Design, I am positive that it will help me to lead a successful life with a very fulfilling career.



We see Graphic Design students as the future of visual communication. Learning the correct skills now will give them the edge over others in the work place.

James Armitage

Graphics Coach

Photography captures life. I'm so passionate about the projects I am able to complete with the quality of resources we have available.

Lucy Parish

Photography Coach

Photography means I can make Art out of real life objects. I love seeing how my skills can create amazing pieces of work, it's very exciting.



Wonder if. Think 'why not?' Explore how. Learn from craft professionals. Apply Knowledge. Make it happen. Enjoy success.

Sally Broadbent

Textiles Coach

Textiles at the Studio School has allowed us to express ourselves, explore different specialist techniques, find our inner creativity and apply it to exciting scenarios.



Teaching Business Studies to Studio School students has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career, as they're learning in an environment where it all makes sense!

Laura Lee

Business Studies Coach

Learning Business in the Studio School has helped me realise that Business is everywhere and has enabled me to see the world through grown up eyes.



Creative Media Production gives me the skills, confidence and experience to work with external businesses and create professional video products whilst gaining a qualification.



I use my Broadcast Industry experience to develop skills, work ethic and strong business links so every single student stands out.

Micci Bromwich

Media Coach

Drama has really helped me to develop skills I can use in all my subjects. I've really grown in confidence because of the way I have been taught.



As a practitioner from industry, I am able to really support students by sharing my knowledge and professional practice.

Michael Cowen

Drama Coach

Music is a gateway to other cultures and traditions. Through it we explore the way new technologies have revolutionised the way we record, produce and listen to music."

Helen Turnbull

Music Coach

It's helped me to realise the number of employment opportunities available in the Music Industry, giving me the skills to succeed in any profession. I've developed skills in communication, teamwork, cooperation and Music Technology skills.



Studying Fashion is not just about researching new trends, it's about creating individuality, something our students get the chance to do.

Claire Ramsden

Fashion Coach

Contact Us

T: 01484 382140

The Creative & Media Studio School
Netherhall Learning Campus,
Rawthorpe Terrace,

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