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Creative Digital Media

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Our Creative Digital Media programme will provide you with an opportunity to begin your journey in the exciting world of the media industry. Using industry-standard software and hardware in our purpose-built Mac environment and ipads and access to an impressive range of cameras, lenses, industry standard stabilising camera equipment, tascams, lighting and access to green screen studio will give you the best possible start in developing the skills you will need to work in the fast-paced and creative environment of the media. 

WHAT WILL I DO?

At the start of the course, you will work with developing the basic skills of media production and management, developing your sound design and print layout; creative script writing; filmmaking; print production skills, animation and digital photography skills. As your level of proficiency increases the projects will become more challenging, engaging you to design your own Media pathway. Learners will work in an open plan environment which allows the learners to get a good sense of how the media industry works, all practical projects will be client based working with local businesses. 

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Throughout the duration of the course learners will build up an online creative media portfolio and will achieve a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production qualification worth 3 A Levels and earn you UCAS points to take through to University – or if you have your own media specialism you can do an additional year on the L4 Enterprise course which will prepare you to explore freelance work in the Media Industry.

Creative Enterprise (Media, Graphics/Illustration, Fashion Promotion & Photography) – Professional Diploma

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop their careers as creative professionals. This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their employability by developing their creative enterprise skills, expanding their industry contact base while developing their start-up projects and professional practice.

The objectives of this qualification are to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop and demonstrate enterprise and entrepreneurial skills necessary to the creative industries
2. Develop and define their artistic ambitions and creative ideas
3. Build up their professional practice and independently initiate their creative projects
4. Achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification

Creative Media Production & Technology Level 2

The qualification has been designed for those who have an interest in media, often a specific discipline such as games design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (eg games designer, app designer, broadcast technician, cameraman, director etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

Creative Media Production & Technology Level 3

The qualification has been designed for those who have an interest in media, often a specific discipline such as games design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (e.g. games designer, app designer, broadcast technician, cameraman, director etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

This is a combined practical and theory based work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands and you will develop the skills you need to start a career.

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  • Level: 4-5
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Start Date: September 2019
  • End Date: June 2021

Creative Media Production (Game Development) Higher National Certificate & Diploma

HNC/HND Computer Game Design is designed for those who wish to become animators, modellers or developers in the Games Industry and want to develop a wide range of skills on a nationally-recognised Level 4/ Level 5 qualification. During this course, you will develop the skills needed for game content and concept development.

Creative Media Production – Factual TV Production

This course has been designed for anyone who has a passion for TV. Written by an Emmy award-winning TV producer, whose credits include shows such as Big Brother, Don’t Tell the Bride, Dating in the Dark, and the Wright Stuff (to name but a few), the course includes all of the key skills that you will need to get into the industry. Whilst on the course you will learn presenting skills, how to pitch new programme ideas, programme development, camera and editing skills, studio work, and of course, shooting and directing your own chat shows, documentaries and reality TV shows.

Creative Media Production – Journalism

This is the first step in your career in one of the most exciting careers available. Led by a team of former journalists, this programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast-paced environment of print, broadcast and online journalism. You will learn how to improve your writing style, how to conduct interviews, what job roles are available, and how to improve your chances of getting your first foot in the door of this very competitive industry.

Creative Media Production – Social Media and Public Relations

This course is designed to take advantage of the growing number of jobs in social media and PR. The course heavily relies on the use of smartphone and digital technology as students develop their communication skills to generate media campaigns, press kits, and YouTube and social media content. Students will leran a range of skills including how to rebrand products, writing press releases, shooting media campaign videos, and how to generate their own content for YouTube. Whether you want to become a press officer, PR executive, or a YouTuber this is the course for you!

Games Design & Development Level 3

This is a full-time course over one year (Diploma) or two years (Extended Diploma). A range of assessment methods including assignments, presentations to industry professionals, coursework and live briefs. These will aim to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities in games art application and in the creation of your own professional portfolio. The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry-standard training in a wide range of practical and theoretical areas to ensure you are well prepared for progression onto Level 3 or into industry. You will work in our dedicated Creative Industries Centre and have access to specialist equipment.

IT, Games Design & Development Level 2

This is a full-time course over one year. A range of assessment methods including assignments, presentations to industry professionals, course work and live briefs. These will aim to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities in games art application and in the creation of your own professional portfolio. The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry will offer training in a wide range of practical and theoretical areas to ensure you are well prepared for progression onto L3 or into industry. You will work in our dedicated Creative Industries Centre and have access to specialist equipment.