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Creative Media Production

Creative Media Production

Creative Media Production Course

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

If you are enthusiastic and motivated, this course will guide you through all aspects of the design and production process, using specialist software to realise final outcomes. The course is aimed at developing the skills and qualities necessary to handle demanding but very rewarding jobs, and you will have the opportunity to be involved in live brief projects and competitions.

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Is this course right for me?

This course will equip those interested in design, animation, media and interactive applications with the skills needed to become part of the rapidly expanding creative industries.

The course has links with local and national employers in media, design, advertising and web development. Live brief projects, studio visits, participation in conferences and opportunities for work experience are all part of the course, and you will gain first-hand insight into the progression options available in the creative media industry.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy at grade D or above
  • A portfolio/examples of work will be required for this course
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme with a merit grade or above and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

You will normally complete a 90 Credit Diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.

The Extended Diploma consists of projects such as:
• 2D and 3D animation
• Documentary and narrative film making
• Video and Audio editing
• Podcast production
• Principles and applications of social media
• Website and app design
• Concept and 3D visualisation for animation, gaming and film

During the course you will develop:
• Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the design process
• Computer software skills
• An understanding of the theoretical aspects and practical applications of animation and film making
• Visual communication skills through mediums such as photography, moving image, digital drawing and motion graphics

Expect also to:
• Participate in live brief projects and competitions
• Create digital journals recording and reflecting on the development of your work
• Develop creative ideas
• Write critical appraisals of your own and others creative practice
• Study historical and contemporary design to inform your own practice
• Connect with employers through creative activities and visits

As part of this course you will learn through practical demonstrations and lectures as well as work-based assignments and research projects.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Completion of a final major project

Successful completion of this course and progression to a higher level programme could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Advertising, Web Design, Animation, Film and TV, Visual Effects, Digital Marketing and Games Design.

On successful completion of this course most learners apply to university to study a wide range of degree level programmes related to the creative arts. Alternatively, you will have acquired the skills needed to seek employment at a junior level in a related field.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • Art materials - you will be told about any specific items during or before you start the course
  • A memory stick/a small portable USB hard drive
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

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Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy at grade D or above
  • A portfolio/examples of work will be required for this course
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme with a merit grade or above and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

You will normally complete a 90 Credit Diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.

The Extended Diploma consists of projects such as:
• 2D and 3D animation
• Documentary and narrative film making
• Video and Audio editing
• Podcast production
• Principles and applications of social media
• Website and app design
• Concept and 3D visualisation for animation, gaming and film

During the course you will develop:
• Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the design process
• Computer software skills
• An understanding of the theoretical aspects and practical applications of animation and film making
• Visual communication skills through mediums such as photography, moving image, digital drawing and motion graphics

Expect also to:
• Participate in live brief projects and competitions
• Create digital journals recording and reflecting on the development of your work
• Develop creative ideas
• Write critical appraisals of your own and others creative practice
• Study historical and contemporary design to inform your own practice
• Connect with employers through creative activities and visits

As part of this course you will learn through practical demonstrations and lectures as well as work-based assignments and research projects.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Completion of a final major project

What can I do next?

Successful completion of this course and progression to a higher level programme could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Advertising, Web Design, Animation, Film and TV, Visual Effects, Digital Marketing and Games Design.

On successful completion of this course most learners apply to university to study a wide range of degree level programmes related to the creative arts. Alternatively, you will have acquired the skills needed to seek employment at a junior level in a related field.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • Art materials - you will be told about any specific items during or before you start the course
  • A memory stick/a small portable USB hard drive
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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