Creative Media Production Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3 – University of Arts London Awarding Body

Course Code: CM3DP
Learning Aim Code: 50078781
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Want to work in the TV, film or media industry? We have the course to start you on the first steps to your media career. Our University of Arts London Awarding Body (UAL) Level 3 Creative Media Production course will teach you the practical skills and media knowledge that will allow you to thrive in the media industries and be highly employable in the modern media workplace.

The media industry today is changing at rates faster than ever before and our UAL Level 3 Creative Media Production course focuses on ensuring you are prepared for an industry that requires multi-talented people by training you in a range of media disciplines. You will begin your first year of study on the UAL Level 3 90 Credit Diploma and then once successfully completed you will progress to your second year on the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels.

This is a practical, work-related course and you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start your career. You will work in all studio programme production roles and learn location shooting, editing and pre-production management. Some aspects of the course will look at understanding programme content and style, genre, mass communication, representations, audiences and institutions. Close attention is paid to current affairs, documentary drama, advertising and commercial video.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL). City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications from University of Arts London. UAL is a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. It is owned by, and based within, University of the Arts London.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Studio based production
  • Understanding the media industry
  • Multi camera and single camera production
  • Editing Film and TV studies
  • Journalism
  • Interview techniques
  • Broadcast journalism and radio
  • Production management
  • Writing for television
  • Idents and motion graphics

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of a programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented media lecturing team
  • Learn in a purpose built TV studio Work in a dedicated editing suite running industry standard software packages
  • Use a wide range of cameras and studio equipment
  • Understand how all of the skills you are learning can be applied in the industry
  • Improve your knowledge of what media industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills
  • Improve your employability skills Learn in a creative arts department awarded

How will I be assessed?

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as an animator, director, producer, audio recordist, boom operator, broadcast engineer, camera operator, consulting producer, digital imaging technician, editor, lighting technical director, marketing executive, musical arranger, producer, reporter, researcher, runner, scripts supervisor, sound engineer, stage manager, storyboard artist, technical director or web designer
  • Progress on to our Foundation Degree in Commercial Video, our Foundation Degree in Broadcast Journalism, a university degree or employment

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C or above
  • You will also have an interview

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