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Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
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A UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is a one year work-related course. You learn by completing practical projects that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands, as well as completing some theory-based units. This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to both the creative and technical aspects of creative media production and to develop the required skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further education and employment within the creative industries.
If you achieve an overall Merit on the course, this is equivalent to four GCSEs at Grade C which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to progress to either the L3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology or the A Level programme.
This course is for you if you are:
- interested in working in the Media production industries;
- seeking a place on Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Diploma or A Levels;
- keen to develop both your practical and theoretical skills;
- over 16.
What will I study? Students on the course are required to complete 8 units:
- Introduction to Creative Media Methods & Skills;
- Introduction to Production Techniques in Creative Media;
- Understanding an Audience in Creative Media Production;
- Contextual Research for Creative Media Production;
- Exploring Audio Production & Technology;
- Exploring Video Production & Technology;
- Exploring Interactive Media Production & Technology;
- Personal Project & Presentation in Creative Media Production (Final major Project).
2 - 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (with at least a D in English Language) or Vocational Level 1 with FS English and Maths at Level 1. Additionally students should prepare themselves to answer specific questions on why they have a keen interest in Media.
Students performance is graded via a combination of practical and written coursework.
Course units are assessed throughout the year, building towards a final project which brings together the various skills you have learned. Each unit addresses a different area of Art, Design & Media and all units must be passed to successfully pass the course.
Work is assessed and internally verified, and feedback is provided both in writing and verbally. Final grades are agreed by a UAL external moderator.
GCSE English & Maths As part of their overall Study Programme, students will also be required to attend FS/GCSE English and/or Maths classes if they have yet to achieve a GCSE Grade C in either subject.
NB It is recommended that students purchase a 1TB (or larger) portable hard drive prior to starting on the course. This will be used to store and transport footage shot for assignments throughout the duration of the course.
What job could I get afterwards? The media industry is one of the largest employers in the UK, and is continuing to grow. You will be introduced to various aspects of media production technique, meaning that you will be prepared for employment in a variety of areas including location and studio-based TV & Film Production, Basic Animation, Website Development, and Photography.
What other opportunities will I have? You will develop a showreel and portfolio of work to help you gain employment in the future, or to progress onto related Level 3 courses.
Learners who completed this course went on to study at Level 3 on both vocational and academic media courses. Others progress directly into employment.
Where will I learn? You will learn in dedicated classrooms using industry standard media production software. Additionally, you will be trained in a fully functioning, professionally equipped television studio and gallery.
When will I learn? The course is a full time programme of study. You will attend classes 3-4 days per week, and will also be expected to work on practical projects outside of scheduled classtimes. Classes will be scheduled at various times between 9am and 5pm.