Course Information

School Blended Offer Media


Subject area: Sixth Form Blended Offer

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production is a two-year programme that is 100% coursework based, which will give you the equivalent qualifications to one and half A levels. You will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction Grade at the end of the course that equate to 36, 60 or 84 UCAS tariff points respectively.

The course is a good balance of practical and theory and is project-based and industry-focussed and you will complete 8 units over the 2 years. To enable you to respond to the exciting project briefs we are extremely well resourced with professional HD cameras, edit suites, a radio studio and a television studio.

This course can only be taken in conjunction with 2 A level choices at the following schools:

• Henry Box
• Wood Green
• Chipping Norton
• Marlborough
• Carterton
• Bartholomew
• Burford

Course Content

During the course you will undertake a number of practical and theory units, which will give you a broad understanding and develop your skills in a range of different media related fields. These include making a music video, a radio drama, and a corporate video, as well as researching and studying the creative media sector.

Units 1–4 are linked together to provide you with a sound introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to explore, enhance and sustain your creative development and determine a good standard from which can develop. You will be given a broad introduction to creative media production and technology that will help you find your strengths and also develop an understanding of the interlinked nature of the media industries.

Units 5–7 will require you to apply your newly acquired skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of more complex and demanding assignments in a range of media platforms. The aim is for you to begin to recognise the unique characteristics of specific creative media and find your own voice and personal interests within this.

Unit 8 is the final unit in the two-year qualification. It will provide you with a measure of self-directed learning through the completion of a substantial creative media production and technology project that is driven by you. This is the unit that will dictate your final grade, therefore it is important it comes last and is a well-developed project that you propose, developing your personal skills and interests.

By the end of this course, as well as the qualification you will have developed an extensive portfolio of professional work, which will help you be ready for your next step, whether it be university or employment in the media industries.

Skills I Will Develop

You will need:

• A desire to investigate creative media further
• A critical interest in media and communications
• An enquiring and questioning mind
• A good level of digital literacy
• The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• A creative approach
• The ability to demonstrate skills through practical application

Learning Methods & Assessment

The structure of the qualification allows you to combine newly acquired practical skills with theoretical knowledge and understanding as you explore your strengths and ambition in relation to a broad range of creative media disciplines. The course is very ‘holistic’, meaning that the areas of learning combine to improve your work overall. This reflects how you work in the industry too; in a project-based way.

This qualification will be internally assessed and internally and externally moderated against the unit outcomes and assessment criteria. Assessment evidence will be diverse and will be appropriate for the type of work produced, for example: reflective journals, blogs, workbooks, notebooks, research portfolios, storyboards, presentations, audio, visual and digital communications. There are no external exams. The final grade awarded is based on Unit 8 as you will have developed this skills and experience by this stage to achieve the best grade possible.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production

Course Units

Year 1:

Unit 1. Introduction to media processes and technical skills
Unit 2. Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
Unit 3. Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
Unit 4. Critical and contextual awareness

Year 2:

Unit 5. Investigating audio production and technology
Unit 6. Investigating visual production and technology
Unit 7. Investigating interactive media production and technology
Unit 8. Developing a creative media production project

Where Next?

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.

You can combine the UCAS tariff points gained on this course with other A levels to access a broader range of degree courses; the UAL course is highly reputable and well recognised by both universities and employers.

Fee Information

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

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Course Details

Time: 14:15 - 15:15

Days: Tue & Thu

Date: 10 Sep 2018 - 05 Jul 2019

Location: Witney Campus

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
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