Creative Media Production - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

BT6016MT

About the course

These qualifications are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.They provide an opportunity for those with an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.They provide an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.Study for these qualifications are not time constrained but will normally be over a period of one year for the Diploma and two years for the Extended Diploma.The structure of the qualifications, with units linked to provide coherence, will allow students to synthesise newly acquired practical skills with theoretical knowledge and understanding as they explore their aptitude and ambition and the particular characteristics of a broad range of creative media disciplines.Students will be encouraged to recognise not only the unique characteristics of different disciplines, but also the dynamic and potentially innovative relationships between those disciplines.

You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above. Alternatively, you will need a BTEC First Diploma or UAL Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade (including Functional Skills in English and Maths). All applicants will be subject to a formal interview prior to full enrolment.

Students must complete units 1-8 of the Diploma in addition to Units 9-12 and either Unit 13 or Unit14 listed below.Unit 9: Characteristics and contexts in creative media production (18 x Level 3 credits - 90 GLH)Unit 10: Engaging with an audience in creative media production (18 x Level 3 credits - 90 GLH)Unit 11: Preparing for progression in creative media production (18 x Level 3 credits - 90 GLH)Unit 12: Specialist study in creative media production (18 x Level 3 credits - 90 GLH)Students must achieve one of the two optional units below:eitherUnit 13: Extended project in creative media production (36 x Level 3 credits - 180 GLH)orUnit 14Extended project in creative media production (36 x Level 4 credits - 180 GLH)

Units 9 - 12 of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units. Units 8, 13 and 14 will be internally assessed, internally and externally moderated against the assessment and grading criteria for those units.These units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Performance in Unit 8 determines the overall final grade for the Diploma. Performance in Unit 13 or 14 determines the overall final grade for the Extended Diploma. To achieve a Merit or Distinction grade, a student must meet all of the assessment and grade criteria in the respective categories in full.There is no compensation on the basis of performance in Unit 8. To achieve a pass in any Unit, all assessment criteria must be met. Failure to meet assessment criteria will lead to referral. Students are allowed one opportunity to redeem a referral.

Usually students gained a UAL level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma progress onto Higher Education to study a HND, Foundation Degree or BA in Creative Media Production. This is subject to total UCAS points achieved. Please see below UCAS tariff table for details.  Also, there are opportunities to apply for apprenticeships or employments in the creative industry.

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