What is the course about?
Considering a career in media or working with digital technology?
The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Learners should have completed the Level 2 Diploma course in Creative Media Production & Technology or have equivalent experience.
- A minimum level of Level 2 in English and Maths is required for this course.
- You will also need to have very good computer skills for this course which has significant computer-based content. This should include good experience working with Adobe CC software, especially Photoshop and Premiere. We use Apple Macs, but skills are easily transferable for PC users.
What topics does the course cover?
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 in creative media production
Unit 5: Investigating audio production and technology
Unit 6: Investigating visual production and technology
Unit 7: Investigating interactive production and technology
Unit 8: Developing a creative media production project
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is delivered over 2 days per week for one year with a combination of face-to-face, studio practical skills, online learning, plus directed study time. We work with the Adobe CC suite on industry standard Apple Mac computers. The course will develop your comprehension of creative media through discussion, projects, group work, demonstrations, and practical exercises.
There is no formal examination: you will be assessed on the Final Major Project and the course work you produce which will be externally moderated by UAL.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The full ADOBE CC suite and MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE including TEAMS are available to you FREE while you remain on the course. You must have a suitable computer to run the Adobe Suite so you can complete homework and online content at home. You must be able to download, install and work via Microsoft TEAMS. You will be provided with a sketchbook but you need to purchase a portable hard drive to back up your work (at least 1GB).
Other costs include an investment self-directed study outside of the tutor led activities, around 8-10 hours per week.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will understand the broad range of possible career paths that are associated with Creative Media. You will have a good understanding of what many of the Adobe apps can be used for and you will develop skills in using the software. You will have created a portfolio of work which you will present on web-based platforms.
In the final term you will have the opportunity to participate in the summer exhibition.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.
Many of our learners have gone on to study at the top London Universities or have gained employment as designers, art workers and in other creative jobs. You can progress on to a Higher National Diploma or a University Degree. You may also choose to work freelance and / or set up your own business.