UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

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Overview

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.

Course Content - What will I learn?

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.

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Am I right for the course?

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.

3 GCSEs at Grade 3/ D or above.

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.

You will be taught by a range of experienced and qualified practicing lecturers who have a lot industry experience in their subject specialism as well as a high level of academic achievement. Their backgrounds range from journalism to Film & TV.

What Next?

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

Whether you want to work in film or television, we can help to give you the skills you need to progress.

Potential careers:

  • Games Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Programmer
  • 3D Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Special Effects Technician
  • TV / Film Camera Operator
  • TV / Film Director
  • TV / Film Production Assistant

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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.

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