Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology
Duration: 35 Weeks
Start Date: September 2023
End Date: June 2024
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Callum Banks / Ellie Johnstone
The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to the level 3 programme and employment in the media sector.
It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.” UAL Website.
We don’t just teach you the skills the pass the course, we also teach creativity, storytelling, communication, leadership, empathy, emotional intelligence, and the ability to rapidly learn new skills.
These skills will help you with any line of work you enter, every business is desperate for people with creative and communication skills.
This course gives us the flexibility to allow students to learn how to experiment, to embrace failure as part of the creative progress, to learn what they are passionate about, and develop that in a direction of their choosing. As they do this, they develop the essential soft skills that will help them in any career that they choose, such as teamworking skills, leadership, communication and public speaking. The skills that can get our students any job that they want.
In the last few years there has been an explosion of video content on social media. Every company is embracing visual media to steal the attention away from their competitors. Our students will have the edge in any interview and career path because of how much communication skills are valued. This is true, no matter what path they take.
It is aimed at 16-18-year-olds, usually having just finished their GCSEs.
This is a filmmaking course, and you will make at least 5 media productions in the first year alone. Most of the work is through independent research (supported by your tutor), practical experimentation and self-evaluation. The first 7 units are pass / fail. This means our students are not worrying about the grade and are instead focused on trying new things and stepping out of their comfort zone and taking creative risks. The final unit is the one that gives the overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will be taught by highly experienced and qualified tutors who have all worked within the media industry. There will also be opportunities to work on music or performing arts shows, as well as external clients.
Students will learn;
- Unit 1 Introduction to media processes and technical skills
- Unit 2 ** Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
- Unit 3 ** Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
- Unit 4 ** Critical and contextual awareness in creative media production
- Unit 5 Investigating audio production and technology - This is achieved by creating a radio drama, drawing on non-visual methods for completion.
- Unit 6 Investigating visual production and technology - This unit is achieved by creating a film using QR code technology to distribute the project.
- Unit 7 Investigating interactive production and technology
- Unit 8 Developing a creative media Production project - This is the final piece that gives you your overall grade and you can choose whatever you want to make.
- ** These units are combined, and you will achieve them by completing several briefs. These include making a Chase Scene and a Genre short film. This will involve completing research, pre-production paperwork, production work, post-production work, and evaluations.
You may move onto the L3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology, a different L3 course, or if you are over the age of 18, you can move onto fulltime employment.Extra Studies:
Maths and English
A mixture of lecturers, practical workshops, and independent learning with tutor support.
Right from the get-go we dive straight in to the first project which involves research (writing), planning (project management skills), presentation (communication skills), creating a chase scene (production skills), and evaluation (reflective skills). You will document the full process of making a film, from idea generation to your research through to post-production and the evaluation for your final production. We use online blogs as the focus of assessment so that you can easily add photos, videos, and audio files to demonstrate your development. We don’t expect you to write up all that you have done, you could easily use photos as evidence. On our course, you do not need to write essays, like you do with other courses. We allow for flexibility, you can instead, for example do your evaluation as a group on camera, or even as an audio file. You will also screen your films for the class and the tutor will give detailed feedback to help you improve next time. This is the core principle of our philosophy, we want our students to learn through doing, rather than writing about what they could do. We want you experimenting with the equipment, taking risks and exploring your creative side. While you’re working on the first project you’ll develop the core skills, camera, sound, directing, lighting, producing and editing. Each project you are involved in will develop each of those skills further as you learn more techniques and master what you’ve already studied. Your second project will run parallel with the first. This looks at genre and production context (what events influence cinema), this unit is practical based as well, because you’ll be creating a film that conforms with a specific genre. Learning genre will compliment your first assignment as you’ll learn the codes and conventions of an action film.
- 5 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above; including maths and English.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
Most students will move on to the Level 3 Media course. Some students will move onto a different course in the college, such as business, E-sports or art and other students will move into employment.
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