What is the course about?
The UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing projects based on realistic industry situations, activities and demands. You will learn to reflect upon how media products communicate with audiences, and develop broad-based production skills needed to start your career in the media. The course is equivalent to three A levels.
Duration of course: 2 years
Exam board: UAL Awarding Body
What units/topics will be studied?
You will develop practical skills to enable you to produce moving images, print, graphics, and journalism. You will plan, produce, edit and reflect upon your own media productions in these areas.
You will develop your writing and research skills and will learn how to plan a production to industry standard. You will have extensive access to computer suites, with the latest Adobe Creative Suite software, editing facilities, and a Television Studio. You will also get opportunities to meet and work with a range of Industry Practitioners. Assessment is through a coursework portfolio.
Students will also have the opportunity to take Level 3 Awards in Photography and Interactive Media (Animation), or an EPQ over the two years to compliment the course.
What do i need to study this subject?
You should have five GCSE grades A*-C including English Language, or a Merit or Distinction in BTEC First Diploma Media (students without a C grade at Maths would have to do a resit). 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 choose to go to study Media and related degrees at university. These include Media Production, Film and TV Studies, Sports and Media, Multimedia production, Journalism, and Marketing. Some students have found employment in the industry working in Studios and in education in a echnical capacity, or in Events Management.
Entry Requirements You should have five GCSE grades A*-C including English Language, or a Merit or Distinction in BTEC First Diploma Media (students without a C grade at Maths would have to do a resit). You will need to show a piece of media work at interview.