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Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Media Production and Technology

Full Time


Course Overview

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology is designed to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree-level study, apprenticeships and employment in the media sector. 

It allows those who have an interest in media to develop a portfolio of work that enables progression into a range of higher education courses and training opportunities. The programme of study provides a strong foundation in many areas of media production and allows students to develop specialist practical audio, video, and interactive skills and directly link their learning to the career path they wish to follow.

Learners are led by industry-experienced lecturers and have opportunities to use recording studios to capture audio and record on location using a range of specialist equipment.

There are numerous projects allowing learners to film using Panasonic GH4’s to shoot in 4K and edit using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software. There are also many opportunities to develop Digital marketing skills for a local film festival, practice photography skills on the Canon 750D in both location and studio projects, and also a chance to have a go with aerial cinematography using our DJI Mavic Pro drone. Our learners can incorporate green-screen, augmented, virtual, and mixed reality media into projects and use new and emerging technologies throughout the course to demonstrate understanding and build a portfolio that best equips them for the next step in their career. 

Course Content

Industry Skills

Learn a range of techniques in audio, visual and interactive skills that will be used for the duration of the course. These include photography, lighting, sound recording, Photoshop, digital marketing and social media, video editing, music for moving image and project management.

Audio focus

This project will allow you to investigate different sound projects in the media industry and will develop script writing, story development and research skills alongside audio.

Visual focus

In this unit you will explore visual techniques and responses to a brief. This can include moving image/film, documentary, directing, animation and graphics as well as being able to apply context of your work in relation to the media sector and competitors.

Interactive focus

In this project you can experiment with augmented, virtual and mixed reality projects, using and designing interfaces and apps. 

Career building

With a careers fair of industry representatives to talk to you about portfolio building and the skills you will need to get into your chosen career /university you will feel inspired ready to complete your final major project.

Final major project

This is your chance to shine and create the product you want using the skills you have developed over the year. This is self-directed and will be mentored through the process by the lecturers who are industry professionals.


Entry Requirement

You will need five GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (including English, maths and a science subject).

Progressing learners will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Media at Merit level or above and hold a Level 2 qualification in both maths and English.


Assessment

Students will be assessed by coursework culminating in their choice of final creative media production project.

Where does this course lead to

This course can lead to a Level 3/4 Apprenticeship or onto a full-time Level 4 or degree course in Creative Media.

The content of the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology was developed collaboratively with representatives from universities, further education colleges and 6th form colleges to ensure that it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to progress into higher education, further education or other training opportunities.

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Course Outline

Course Code: CF64
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 2 Years
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Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019