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Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (UAL)

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The Level 2 Diploma in Media Production and Technology (accredited by the University of the Arts London) provides opportunities for individuals intrigued and inspired by media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector. It draws upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study rather than a more academic study route. It is an enjoyable course that will enable students to learn a wide range of production techniques that will prepare them for the level 3 course and/or employment within the creative media industry.

Overview

  • Course code:

    19/20-DP2MPA1F/1

  • Subject area:

    Media Production

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Venue:

    Welwyn Garden City Campus

  • Start dates:

    09/09/2019

  • Fees*:

    POA

  • Awarding body:

    University of the Arts London

About the department

Our Media Department is a dynamic and forward thinking department dedicated to expanding the skills and minds of our students. You will be able to work creatively with film, video and print, with the guidance of highly skilled teaching staff with extensive experience of working in the industry.

You will have access to our state-of-the-art media suites, featuring industry standard hardware and software, to ensure you are familiar with the equipment you will come across while working in the industry.

We will help you build on existing skills and develop new ones, to make sure you are fully prepared to work in the media industry, or progress further into Higher Education.

 

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

3 GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above. If you do not have GCSE English or Maths at C or above you will be given the opportunity to study and re-take them during your programme.

All students with a keen interest in the range of disciplines covered by the media will benefit from the course. You will need to be organised, committed and willing to work independently and as part of a group (often in your own time). This qualification draws upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study rather than a more academic study route.

It provides opportunities for individuals intrigued and inspired by media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

You will learn about a range of media industries, which will include the study of Film & TV, the internet, sound recording and journalism. This will enable you to develop some of the skills required to work in these industries. You will learn to research, plan and produce media products as part of a creative team using industry standard software and equipment. You will improve your ability to work independently and as part of a team when you learn production skills whilst increasing your ability to communicate and to use IT and numerical skills.

Film & TV

Using industry standard camera equipment and software such as Canon XF100 cameras and Adobe Creative Cloud, you will embark upon a series of creative experiments that culminates in a several short film projects. In addition to this, you will learn how to write, plan and storyboard a story from script to screen.

Audio Recording

As an integral part of film & TV production, audio recording will play a significant role in the course content. In addition to learning how to properly record and edit dialogue and sound effects, you will undertake a specific sound industry related project.

Interactive Media and Web Technologies

You will plan, design and create a website and learn about a variety of interactive technology and techniques.

Journalism

Throughout the course you will have opportunities to study factual production techniques and produce written work in a range of journalistic styles.

Industry and Context

In addition to practical subject there you will learn about a variety of theoretical approaches to media and study the media industry as a whole and your place within it.

You will create a portfolio of work is assessed as you go throughout the year. Your work will be graded as either pass or fail until the Final Major Project at the end of the course which will determine your overall grade as either referral, pass, merit or distinction.

You will be given feedback and the opportunity to improve your work as you work through the 8 units on this course.

In addition to this you will study functional skills and/or GCSEs alongside your normal programme of study in either English and/or Maths depending on your GCSE exam results in these subjects. You will also complete 20 hours of work experience over the course of the year.

Most students progress to our Level 3 programme such as the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology.

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Fees

  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.