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About the course

This course has been designed for anyone who wants to earn their living working in social media. Whilst on this course you will learn how to shoot, edit and package your own content, explore your creativity working within a range of genre, build a portfolio of content across a variety of platforms, develop your entrepreneurial skills, and explore the ways in which you can monetise your content. So, whether you want to develop your own profile as an original content producer, become a social media influencer, or work in PR and marketing managing social media accounts for celebrities or household companies, then this is the course for you.


Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Entry requirements

Diploma – 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including grade 4 in Maths or in English Language or Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media at Pass or above.

Extended Diploma – successful completion of Diploma in Year 1

Awarding Body

UAL (University of the Arts London)

Why study?

You will learn how to create shoot and edit your own video and audio content, you will also explore what can be achieved using a variety of different social media platforms, and create a range of content designed to test your creativity. Working within a series of genre you will be given freedom to choose what content you create. You will experience what it is like to work for a large company as well as an independent content creator. 

Classes are taught though face-to-face in a classroom setting in one of our mac suites. You will have access to social media hardware, including the most up-to-date video and editing software, as well as smartphone ready mics, grips and lighting rigs. You will receive 1-2-1 tutorials to help nurture and develop your work. You will engage in independent and group work.

Where will this course take me?

Those who complete this course can expect to graduate onto university, the UAL level 4 course in Business Enterprise, or 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, pens, pencils, and a smartphone. All other material, including computers, editing software, cameras, lighting, mics etc is provided by the department. 

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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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.