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Access to HE Creative and Digital Media

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OCN Access to HE – Creative and Digital Media


This one-year course is ideal for those interested in a future career within Creative and Digital Media. The OCN Access to HE courses at RuTC is designed specifically to meet the needs of adult learners in preparation for progression to higher education. This is a practical studio and online based course which will provide a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of most digital media practices. You will have support to create a showreel and body of work for application to higher education and Media industry employment, with specialist assignment options.

Specialist pathways include, but are not limited to: -

Propaganda in Art and Design – a series of lectures, delivered in line with study skills units to support your entry into HE.

Individual Project – Self-directed project outcome of your choosing for final show at the end of the year.

Digital Editing for Moving Image, Digital Sound and Image Capture & Digital Visual Effects – learn to develop your skills in specialist industry software.

Video Making & Photography Practice Project – Develop your skills in the practical use of specialist recording and stills work in the TV/Film and Photographic studio as well as on location off site.

2D Animation – Skills development in 2D animation, both practical and digitally creative.

Your study programme will develop your practical skills and creative thinking through a process of contextual research, discussion, exploration and experimentation, problem solving, review and analysis. This is an intense course with integrated academic skills to prepare you for higher education study including reading and understanding texts, note taking and essay writing.

You will receive tutorial support in the development of your personal work, showreel and website production and in the HE application process including UCAS. There is a studio fee of £100 a year to pay upon enrolment that will help to subsidise the cost of the range of practical resources and trips that you will have available to use during the year.


Access to Higher Education programmes are designed for students who are aged 19 and over as of 31 August. However, if you are 18 on the 31st August please contact us by clicking the enquire button below so that we can discuss your options.


Suggested timetable.





Start date W/C 18/09/2023


On site

On site


End Date W/E 05/07/2023

5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Please note this is a course for adults (19+). Click here for courses for 16-18 year olds.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code ACRCME/RTA/1

    Start Date Monday 16 Sep 2024

    How long is the course? 32 weeks

    What time does the course start? 5:30PM

    What time does the course end? 8:30PM

    When does the course run? Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs

    How much does the course cost? Tuition fee £3,928 Exam fee £0 Certification fee £100 Materials fee £100 = Total fee £4,128

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Is there a registration fee? Yes

    Are concessions available? No

    Examining Body OCNLR

    Is an interview required? Yes


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