What is the course about?
The UAL Awarding Body Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma is a practical work-related course. The course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a vocational media course that also prepares them for Advanced level courses such as the UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production or for employment. It is equivalent to four GCSE grades A*-C, 5-9.
Duration of course: 1 year
Exam board: UAL Awarding Body
What units/topics will be studied?
You will develop practical skills to enable you to produce your own media products as well as developing your research and reflection skills. You will research and analyse media, look at careers in media industries and will produce videos, print products, photography and video editing. You will meet and work with a range of Industry Practitioners and attend events essential to your course.
What do i need to study this subject?
You should have four GCSE grades A*-D, 9-3, which should include at least a D/3 in English Language, or a Merit or Distinction in an appropriate level 1 course. You will need to show a piece of media work at interview.
What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Watch a wide range of films and TV programmes. Regularly read the newspaper or news online, from a high quality source such as www.theguardian.com or www.bbc.co.uk. Try making films, publishing some journalism, making your own blog using your camera phone / laptop and free software. Useful text books include The Media Student’s Book- Branston and Stafford.
Where can this lead me?
Many of our students go on to study the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production which in turn leads to Media and related degrees at university. These include Media Production, Film and TV Studies, Sports and Media, Multimedia production, Journalism, and Marketing.
Entry Requirements You should have four GCSE grades A*-D, 9-3, which should include at least a D/3 in English Language, or a Merit or Distinction in an appropriate level 1 course. You will need to show a piece of media work at interview.