Media Production

UAL Diploma/ Extended in Creative Media Production for Film and TV, Level 3

Course overview

Can you see yourself making the next Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad? Are you obsessed with films and TV? Have you ever considered a career behind the camera? Then our Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production for Film, Television and Animation is the course for you.

Throughout your time on the course you’ll learn the necessary practical and career related skills for the creative media industries, particularly film, digital video and television. These industries offer a wide range of career opportunities including; technical and creative roles (such as directing, camera, television production, sound and scriptwriting) and administrative roles (production management and research). In addition to these roles, the media industries offer a much broader scope for future career progression, into such areas as photography, journalism, digital media, web design and advertising. The course will also give you valuable academic skills to help you succeed in higher education, whether at HoW College or at university.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

You require 5 GCSEs (A*-C) or (Grade 4 and above) including English and maths or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Pre-production techniques for creative media
- Communication skills
- Research techniques
- Understanding the creative media sector
- Understanding video technology
- Multi-camera techniques

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based solely on coursework, either practical or written.

What can I do next

After successfully completing the course, the qualification has the same value as 3 ‘A’ levels. This will allow you to progress either to the college’s HND Creative Media Production course (two years), or a 3-year course at a university of your choice. Many of our students have progressed to university courses in a wide range of fields including TV, film or radio production, film studies, journalism, and events management. A large number have gone on to find excellent positions in TV production, editing and film production (both contract and freelance), film production management, digital media, scriptwriting and events management.