Who is this course for?
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in a range of media industries including, but not limited to: television, advertising, marketing/PR, audio production and publishing.
Progression is either to degree level study or direct to the workplace.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.
How long is this course?
A two year full-time course commencing September 2018, ending June 2020.
What will I study on this course?
The course comprises of 13 units over 2 years.
Introduction into media processes and production skills. An introduction to the technology and skills used in creative media production. You will also learn about different methods of communication within the media sector.
Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production. You will be introduced to a range of design and research skills and learn about the role they play in the development of creative media ideas.
Introduction to professional practice in creative media. You will learn about the diversity of roles, responsibilities and progression opportunities within the media sector. You will be introduced to professional working practices and the skills needed for a career in the creative media industry.
Critical and contextual awareness in creative media production. You will learn how context and perspectives influence the development of ideas and how meaning is created and communicated to audiences.
Investigating audio production and technology. You will build on the abilities, knowledge and understanding that you acquired in previous units. You will further develop the specific skills required to create a production for an audio-based media platform.
Investigating visual production and technology. You will build on the abilities, knowledge and understanding that you acquired in previous units. You will further develop the specific skills required to create a production for a visual-based media platform
Investigating interactive media production and technology. You will build on the abilities, knowledge and understanding that you acquired in previous units. You will further develop the specific skills required for creative production and communication in an interactive media platform
Developing a creative media production project. You will be given the opportunity to take responsibility for the direction and organisation of your learning. You will make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed so far to complete a creative media project in response to a brief.
Characteristics and context within media and communication. This unit will help you to examine your own strengths and capabilities in relation your specific area of interest within the media industry.
Engaging with an audience in creative media production. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of audiences in your chosen area of study. Whilst developing your knowledge of a specific production activity, you will explore the means by which the audience might be reached and addressed.
Preparing for progression in creative media production. You will identify and prepare for specific Higher Education or employment progression routes. The unit will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of business, entrepreneurship and marketing and enable you to demonstrate the practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression.
Specialist study in creative media production. You will choose a media related subject that you are interested in studying further. You will identify and research the principles and practices of the subject and demonstrate your findings in a skilful manner using appropriate conventions to successfully communicate your ideas.
Extended project in creative media production. The opportunity to engage in an extended activity related to your chosen area of study by producing a project which integrates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course.
What Qualification will I gain?
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Media Production, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels for a total of 120-420 UCAS points (depending on grades achieved).
Will I go out on work experience?
Students either take part in live client projects or undertake placements at media organisations.
What does this course lead on to?
• Study at degree level in media or related fields
• Employment within a wide range of media and communication industries
How much will it cost?
- £36 per year registration fee
- £62 per year course material fee
- There may also be an off-island study trip – cost to be confirmed
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org