UAL Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Film and TV

media students


The UAL L3 Diploma and Extended Diploma have been designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector. You will study the L3 Diploma in the first year progressing onto the Extended Diploma in the second year building an impressive portfolio of work that could support progression into higher education.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will study:

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
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

Unit 8 is the summative unit in the first year of the two year qualification and will provide the student with a measure of self-directed learning in the completion of a substantial Creative Media Production & Technology project. It will require the student to make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in units 5 – 7 to complete a creative media production project. It will provide the student with a measure of self-directed learning, and an opportunity to begin to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth.

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will also provide students with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through encouraging an ethos of personal and professional development. They include: Initiative independent inquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team-working, self-management, effective participation, problem solving and communication.


Am I right for the course?

All students who have 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).

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 9 – 4 including maths and English or a full Level 2 with a merit profile and grades 9 – 4 in English & maths.

Students will be assessed through written and practical assignments that will provide the learning necessary to enable the student to achieve the assessment criteria. Units 1 – 7 of the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units. Unit 8, the final unit of the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, will be internally assessed, internally and externally moderated against the assessment and grading criteria for those units. Unit 8 is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall final grade for the qualification.

As part of the study programme requirements students will also attend English and/or Maths GCSE/Functional skills lessons alongside the normal programme of study (this applies to all students who have a grade D or below on entry.) Students will also complete 30 hours work experience (per year), weekly tutorials and study periods.

You will be taught by a range of qualified teachers who have both experiences in the industry as well as a high level of academic experience. You will have access to industry standard equipment.

What Next?

A pass in this course will enable you to study Level 3 Extended 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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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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