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About the course

This course has been designed to nurture budding authors, to build their confidence and develop their writing skills, to expose them to a range of different genre and writing medium, help them to hone their craft, and most importantly, build their confidence. In year 1 you will concentrate on creative projects, writing material for a range of different audiences, and developing original content for a number of different mediums, including film, TV, radio, and stage. In the second year the focus switches towards factual writing, examples that you might like to explore might include travel, reference, history, or biographical, to name a few. 


Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology


Entry requirements

Extended Diploma – successful completion of Diploma in Year 1

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone looking hoping to start a career as an author, script writer, playwright, or working within the publishing industry.

Awarding Body

UAL (University of the Arts London)

Why study?

You will learn how to craft your own original stories, and develop your writing skills in classes structured to focus on improving your spelling and grammar, and enhance your appreciation of existing works of fiction in an effort to improve your own material. Working within a number of different mediums, and across a series of genre you will be given freedom to choose what content you want to create.  

Classes are taught face-to-face in a classroom setting. You will receive 1-2-1 tutorials to help nurture and develop your work.

Where will this course take me?

Those who complete this course can expect to graduate onto university, the UAL level 4 in Business Enterprise, or onto the NCTJ Diploma in News or Magazine Journalism.

Core modules

The course consists of 13 core modules.

How will I be assessed?


Will I have to provide anything?

You will need a notebook, pen and pencils.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.