Creative Media Production - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, Camden Road

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The usual progression for UAL level 2 Diploma is level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in 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.

This course is suitable for people aged 16-18, and for adults with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Units covered in the first year can include:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to media processes and technical skills
  • Unit 2: Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
  • Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
  • Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness in creative media production
  • Unit 5: Investigating audio production and technology
  • Unit 5: Investigating audio production and technology
  • Unit 6: Investigating visual production and technology
  • Unit 7: Investigating interactive production and technology
  • Unit 8: Developing a creative media production project

Units covered in the second year can include:

  • Unit 9: Characteristics and contexts in creative media production
  • Unit 10: Engaging with an audience in creative media production
  • Unit 11: Preparing for progression in creative media production
  • Unit 12: Specialist study in creative media production
  • Unit 13: Extended project in creative media production

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language or Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit or above

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The first 7 units in the first year are internally assessed and internally moderated, with Unit 8 being internally assessed, and internally and externally moderated. Unit 8 is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall final grade for the 90-credit diploma.

In the second year, units 9-12 are internally assessed and internally moderated. Unit 13 is internally assessed, and internally and externally moderated. Unit 13 is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall final grade for the Extended Diploma qualification.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, or to pursue employment in the creative industries.

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