Creative Media Production Diploma Level 2
- September 2021, Full Time
Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma during one year of study.
This course offers an exciting and ideal starting point if you want to pursue a career in the media. It will give you all the skills you need to progress onto the Level 3 course in Media Production and beyond.
During this enjoyable course you will work in groups and individually to produce several different projects and be encouraged to develop critical thinking and self-evaluation skills. You will learn how to use a video camera, editing software and audio equipment and will also learn about different media audiences and media products, how research helps create brilliant media, how to get a job in media and why planning is crucial. You will hear from industry experts and engage in a wide variety of fun enrichment activities. Your final project will be individual, self-directed and must be green lit by the course team.
The course team have a huge range of industry experience between them and are looking for students who are enthusiastic, open-minded and positive to join them on this exciting course! You will need to be able to show an interest in media and a desire to build the personal and organisational skills that will ensure your time with us is a success.
In addition to your main programme you will also study Maths and English. Depending on your grades on entry you will either study Functional Skills or GCSE. Please check our English and Maths page for further information.
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Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Minimum four GCSEs grades 9-3 (A*-D), including English and Maths 9-3. Relevant Level 1 Diploma at merit or above including GCSE English and GCSE Maths 9-3. Candidates will be invited for an interview prior to selection and must also provide a suitable reference.
The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Creative Media Production and Technology is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. All projects must be passed before undertaking a final Major Project which decides the student’s overall grade for the year and which is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma at a Merit or higher level (plus a satisfactory reference from the course leader, assessing aptitude, attendance, behaviour etc) will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media. Students can also apply for alternative Level 3 courses that may better suit their career aims such as: Art & Design, Music, Fashion, Business & Communications, Photography, Graphics & Illustration, Digital Arts, Animation and Games Design or Production Arts.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as NUA, Suffolk One, London College of Communication and Central St Martins to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.
For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the creative industries the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem-solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by universities and employers.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop. There will be a levy fee to cover the cost of external field trips and associated materials, which is payable at enrolment.