This course offers a practical based awareness of the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto study media production or related courses in more depth and detail. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of work that reflects your skills and interests that could support progression to level 3 such as UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.
This is an ideal course if you recently left school and wish to learn more about creative media production and are interested in making and studying through a practical approach. You will develop skills in video, audio and photography whilst considering media areas such as film, television, journalism, and radio. You will cover the foundation skills needed for developing, researching, making and evaluating a range of different types of media. You will develop a portfolio that showcases your knowledge and skills.
Examples of projects you will be studying in the first year are:
Introductory Media Skills
Introduction to Video Production
The course will be delivered on site, through workshops, seminars, and practical demonstrations. This is supported through with the opportunity to attend educational visits such as cinema, gallery, and studio visits. You will be expected to undertake research, production, and other project work outside of class time, and you will have access to the appropriate equipment to complete your projects.
On the completion of this course you will achieve a UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology.
All units will be internally assessed and internally verified through student's portfolios of evidence and are subject to UAL Awarding body's external quality assurance. There are no exams on this course.
Places on the course are offered by interview initially. During the interview you should be prepared to discuss your passion for filmmaking and media production and your interest in learning more about this exciting industry and art form, and where you hope your study might take you.
You will be expected to bring a short example of your previous creative work with you to discuss during your interview, this might be a photographic series, short video, or animation.
To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSEs including English Language and Maths at a grade 'D/3' or above. You should have an interest in the Media, be able to work in a team as well as stick to tight deadlines and schedules.
Although a Media Studies GCSE is preferable, it is not essential, although some previous media experience would be useful and enthusiasm for the subject is a must.
You will need to bring evidence of your original certificates at Induction.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
Initial progression would typically be to study L3 UAL Diploma Creative Media Production and Technology or related subject.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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