When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 6 September 2021 - 29 June 2022 ( 420 hours, 35 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Waterloo Centre
  • Orange map marker icon In-centre delivery with Social Distancing

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code XDM001A

What you will learn

The Access HE Diploma in Creative Digital Media at Morley College London is run in partnership with the London College of Communication (UAL). To assist your application to University you’ll learn both practical skills and theoretical thinking through exciting and challenging projects which cover a wide range of modern digital media technologies - all taught in specialist studios with the latest equipment.

Entry requirements

In order to participate on this course, you must have an enthusiasm for Digital Media. You must also present a portfolio of work for evaluation at interview. Previous experience in drawing is helpful but not essential. If you are interested in gaining some experience or developing a portfolio before completing an application, you can choose from a range of short courses in Photography, Digital Design, Animation and Filmmaking here at Morley College London. Please see our website for the full range on offer.

What you need to know before you enrol

Your Access course will be very enjoyable, but also requires real dedication and commitment if you are going to succeed. Your course requires attendance around two and a half days a week. Independent study time is also arranged The course runs from the beginning of September to the end of June. We endeavour to prepare students for the demands of a University degree course in just nine short months. It is therefore essential that you think about how you are going to balance work, family and social life with your studies. You will be expected to do regular work outside of class and sometimes contribute to group projects to hit deadlines . We strive to make the courses as stimulating as possible for everyone, but it does require hard-work and determination on your part.

What you need

You will ideally own a Digital SLR camera with the capacity to shoot film. While our facilities provide access to IMacs and Macbooks in the studios with the latest in Adobe CC software it is highly recommended that students have a computer of their own and also have the Adobe CC suite installed. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a 65% discount on the cost of an Adobe CC complete software licence. Other essential kit includes an external memory drive of at least 1TB, sketchbooks and pens etc. You will be given a list of essential equipment at the beginning of the course and regular advice on essential equipment to support your creative work.

Class format and activities

Produce exciting work across the following disciplines: Digital Animation, Digital Image Manipulation and Output, Web Design, Graphic Design; Digital Special Effects, 3D Computer Modelling, Photography and Filmmaking. You will work to professional briefs and learn to brand yourself through digital portfolio building. A key part of your daily work will be keeping a portfolio blog and social media presence to share your words and images as you develop your work. You will also devise and mount your own public exhibitions and work on live briefs in partnership with professional organisations.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free, or via a Student Loan