UAL Level 3 Creative Practice – Digital Media, Music Production and On-Screen Skills

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UAL Level 3 Creative Practice – Digital Media, Music Production and On-Screen Skills

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in creative media production, music production, on-screen skills (acting, presentation), marketing or digital design, basically any role that will enable you to work in the media, film, or high-end television. 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above. One of these must be either English Language or Maths and another should be in a creative subject. 


How long is this course?

This is a two-year full time course, starting in September and ending in June. 


What will I study on this course?

You will study a wide range of subjects covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of creative practice. You will begin with a skills development project, where you will learn the basics of the production equipment and software, and the creative processes and techniques use across creative industries. Alongside these skills, you will develop research, communication, on-screen skills, marketing, project management, and promotional skills.

As well as the core learning, you will have the opportunity to undertake more specialist roles in some group projects for example, technical production, sound design, script writing and performance, or marketing and management.

In the second year, there are greater opportunities to specialise within a chosen area. You will undertake independent research projects during which you will develop a deeper understanding and higher level skills in a specialist area. You will then apply this knowledge to your final major project. 

Throughout the course there will be a mixture of independent learning and collaborative learning and you will have the opportunity to work with outside agencies, on live briefs, and take part in competitions and community events.

Subjects may vary but typically a student will learn:

  • Video production skills including virtual production
  • Audio production skills
  • Music production skills
  • Photography skills
  • Marketing and promotional skills
  • Research skills
  • Acting to camera and presentation skills
  • Design and digital graphics skills. 


What Qualification will I gain?

UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Practice (equivalent to 3 A levels for a total of 72-168 UCAS points, depending of grade achieved)


Will I go out on work experience?

Throughout the course there will be the opportunity to work on live client briefs and undertake a work placement. You will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions, Island wide events, and the end of year exhibition. 


What does this course lead on to?

Progression is either to degree level study or employment. 


How much will it cost?

There are no fees for this course

An off-island study trip may be planned – subject to costs and numbers. 


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email:


Additional Information

All 6th form courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers.  Where a course does not meet the required number, it will be reluctantly cancelled for that academic year.  Affected applicants will be contacted and offered a transfer to another course if a suitable one is available.

Anyone who has been out of education for longer than 6 months will be invited for interview. Following interview, the application will be referred to a review panel.

International students should contact Jersey Immigration on before making an application.