Creative Media Production & Technology UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Media Production at Guildford College is exciting, practical and industry focused.

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  • Duration

    2 Years

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    Guildford College

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The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology is a two-year course designed to provide you with a broad knowledge base and help you develop skills in film and audio production in preparation for progression to a higher education course or a career within the industry.

The course will introduce to a range of media, including filmmaking, advertising factual, interactive and design. You will cover the foundation skills needed for developing, researching, making, and evaluating a range of several types of media.

You will use a range of industry-standard software throughout the course, primarily the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator). You will also explore cameras, lighting, and green screen work to produce high-quality productions.

In Year 1, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the media and design industry, develop your research skills, build on your video production, editing, and design skills, as well as scriptwriting and production planning.

On successful completion of Year 1, you will be invited to develop the skills and techniques you have learned in Year 2. You will have the chance to work from industry-standard briefs, which will teach you how to produce content for professional clients as you continue developing your professional skills and portfolio.

In addition to creative work, a significant amount of time is dedicated to extending your knowledge of the media industry and its opportunities. This is supplemented by group excursions to media companies and work experience opportunities with real clients to help boost your CV.

You will learn to research, plan, and produce a range of video productions, including music videos, adverts, social media campaigns and short dramas. Theoretical analysis informs all areas of your practical work and provides insight into how media institutions analyse audiences and construct products for markets.

You will study for the Diploma in the first year of the course. Once that Diploma is successfully achieved, you will be invited to complete the full Extended Diploma in the second year of the course.

Please note: Fees will apply if you are 19+ at the beginning of your studies in September and have previously completed a Level 3 qualification or are 24 and above. All fees are charged on a yearly basis. Please see our Fees Policy for further details or get in touch to discuss your options.

This course is 100% coursework, which means there are no exams. You will be assessed on a range of different assignments leading towards the Final Major Project which will give you your final mark for the year.

You will work both individually and in groups, and you need to be well organised throughout the year. You will learn to become comfortable working collaboratively and presenting your ideas to the group. To create your productions, you will have full access to our equipment and studios, as well as workstations equipped with industry-standard production software.

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading Foundation Diploma in Art and Design provider. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive, and relevant to industry needs and facilitate student progression.

On successful completion of this course, most students choose to progress to higher education and pursue a wide range of careers within the media industry.

You need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths, with a keen interest in the subject.

Watch our video here for a birds-eye view of our media courses (and to get a sneak preview of what you could be doing!). 

Find out what our students think of their course and why you should apply to do a qualification in Creative Media Production at Guildford College!

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