Creative Media Production (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is validated by: University of the Arts London

Course Information

  • Course Code: MP001-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Approved by: University of the Arts London
  • Study Mode: Full time

This Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production aims to provide a firm foundation in many areas of media production and postproduction but also encourages personal development and expression. In our experience, students enjoy UAL programmes because they can specialise in areas of learning linked with work and creative exploration that they are interested in. Students build their confidence because they are developing practical skills that will help them secure a job in the future.

What will I study?

You may have a burning desire to work in film, television, radio or audio production, progressing onto a range of job roles including:

Camera operating
Broadcast journalism
Writing television drama
Being an animator
Motion graphics designer
Presenting live on air

On the Level 2 study programme you will study four main areas including video, audio, photography and media theory. For example, how to plan and prepare a film shoot, and how film and TV sound is packaged.

On the Level 3 Extended Diploma you will be provided with a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 traditional A Levels.

You will be assessed by project work and a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements:
4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

Our UAL qualifications are not exam-based. The projects that students undertake form the basis of their results which are graded as Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

What can I do next?

This qualification is mapped to the Pre-Degree Foundation (Media pathway) course at Blackburn College and then onwards to a range of Mediarelated Degree courses either at the University Centre at Blackburn College (which is certified by Lancaster University) or at other prestigious universities in the UK.

Learners can also progress to Media related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or to a whole range of other  related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. Some learners also progress directly to employment within the creative industries.

The Media related degree courses available at University Centre at Blackburn College include:

  • Fine Art (Integrated Media) BA (Hons)
  • Illustration and Animation BA (Hons)
  • Photographic Media Foundation Degree FdA

These courses are all validated by UK Top 10 Lancaster University. 

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You will study in our brand new £7 million state-of-the-art Futures Centre and £18.3 million Beacon Centre, you will have access to high spec post-production video editing facilities and a range of industry standard portable equipment for location filming, as well as a real life TV Studio, Radio Station, Replica Cinema, apple mac suites and HD Television and recording studio.

Enrichment & Employability

As well as being taught by highly dedicated and award winning staff, our students also have the opportunity to produce programmes and documentaries for television for a range of prestigious clients such as The Saatchi Gallery, Channel Four, the Tate Gallery Liverpool, MTV, NME, BBC Television and The Cornerhouse Manchester, giving our students real life work experience and an insight into the media industry. In addition to this, students regularly have the opportunity to film high profile performers in our TV Studio, reflecting industry practices, and benefit from regular visiting lecturerers from the Chelsea School of Art and The Saatchi Gallery.

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