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Media Level 1

Media Diploma Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    August 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • August 2021, Full Time


Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 1 Art, Design and Media Diploma during one year of study.
If you have had an interrupted education in mainstream school and need to build confidence and develop your skills in a supportive environment, then this is the course for you. This is a practical, hands-on course that will develop your skills of media production, collaborative team working, research and communication skills. The course models industry practice with assignments designed to provide outstanding experiences of real work. In addition to your main programme you will study English and Maths. Depending on your grades on entry you will study either Functional Skills or GCSE.

Testimonials from past students:

"When I was on Media Level 1 I had so much fun because I could be as creative as I wanted. On the Media Level 1 course I made loads of new friends which made me confident on the course because I knew that my new friends would be by my side no matter what. If anyone wants to have a job that’s related to Media in the future I would definitely recommend doing this course because it’s the best thing I ever did because I am now progressing in Media Level 2" - Miya Clarke-Cavanagh, Media Level 1 2019-2020

"The level 1 course provided by CCN lead by Ellie primarily focuses on developing team and management skills meanwhile introducing you to the technical software such as Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro. The support received last year was satisfactory as the support staff shared an interest in the media and students were able to find their pace as some projects varied in difficulty and technical challenge. If you enjoy Creative design and media and are looking for a course to introduce you to the medium, I would highly recommend Level 1" - Lewis Woolgrove, Media Level 1 2019-202

Follow @CCNCreativeArts on Twitter and @CCNCreative on Instagram for updates and examples of current student work.

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.

Entry Requirements

No qualifications are required for this course except an enthusiasm for media and media production, which should be demonstrated at an informal interview.


The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media 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. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION


Successfully completing the Level 1 Diploma will provide direct entry onto the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media. Students can also apply for alternative Level 2 courses within the department that may better suit their career aims such as: Art & Design, Music, Dance and Production Arts.

Career Progression

City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London (UAL) 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, 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 Apprenticesip 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 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.