This course offers a practical foundation in the skills and knowledge to progress onto study media production or related courses in more depth and detail. You will be supported to develop a portfolio that reflects your skills and interests in art, design, and media that could support progression to level 2 Art, Design or Media courses.
This is an ideal course if you recently left school and wish to explore creative materials, processes and techniques through a focus on media. You will develop skills in image-making and gathering and developing ideas. You will develop and test your creativity through a series of project and develop your planning and organisation skills to complete these.
Examples of projects you will be studying in the first year are:
Drawing and illustration
Introduction to video production
The course will be delivered on site, through workshops, classroom sessions, 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 some 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 L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media.
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.
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 qualifications at Entry 3 or above including English and Maths. You should have an interest in the Media, be willing to work in a team.
Enthusiasm for Media and Film is essential.
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.
Progression would typically be to study L2 UAL Diploma Creative Media Production and Technology or related subject.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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