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Games and Media Level 2 Diploma at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

In completing this Diploma you will obtain a qualification which will enable progression to further study, training, or employment and which will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the media and games sector. You will also have developed creative and practical skills that may be applicable in other work situations or will enable you to progress to Level 3 qualifications in areas such as games development, creative media production, art and design, performing arts or music and music technology.

You will study the following units:

  • Introduction to creative media methods and skills
  • Introduction to production techniques in creative media
  • Understanding an audience in creative media production
  • Contextual research for creative media production
  • Exploring audio production and technology
  • Exploring visual production and technology
  • Exploring interactive media production and technology
  • Personal project and presentation in creative media production

UAL Diplomas are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. They are effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the work-place. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

All Progression 2 pathways will include English and Maths up to Level 2. Students will study either GCSE or Functional Skills to ensure that they achieve at Level 2 before progressing onto Level 3 courses.

Course content

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to creative media, methods and skills introduces you to the range of communication methods used in support of creative media production. It will also develop an understanding of the skills necessary to both record and articulate ideas.
  • Unit 2 – Introduction to production techniques in creative media introduces you to production processes and technical skills used in media and communication, their particular characteristics and the related skills necessary to support creative production.
  • Unit 3 – Understanding an audience in creative media production will develop your understanding of diverse audience needs and explore methods of effectively communicating their ideas.
  • Unit 4 – Contextual research for creative media production will develop your awareness of the value of contextual research to support creative production.
  • Units 5—7 will provide you with a more focused opportunity to explore activities and competences within creative media production and technology through a more in depth exploration. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills whilst continuing to investigate the range of alternative career opportunities available in creative media production units may be linked together to reinforce the your understanding of the interrelated nature of the disciplines.
  • Unit 8 – Personal project and presentation in creative media production at Level 2 provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to competently use the range of skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course. It is expected that you will take greater ownership of your learning and through a process of discussion and evaluation respond positively to opportunities for individual expression of technical competence and creativity.

Entry requirements

The basic requirement is three GCSEs at grade E or above to include English or maths.


Assessment for the Level 2 Diploma Creative Media Production and Technology is designed in a manner which encourages creativity and experimentation. You will complete a number of exciting and challenging projects throughout the course and will receive detailed feedback on your progress. We encourage learners to be as active in their assessment as possible and we think it is vitally important to recognise strengths and also areas for development.

What is unique about the Level 2 Diploma is that your overall grade for the course is shaped from an end of year project in which you put all of the skills you have learned throughout the year into. This means that you can experiment and learn without worrying about your progression and can build towards producing some truly excellent work in your final project.

Future opportunities

The UAL Diploma has been specifically designed to offer you the bridge to Higher Education studies which universities and industry partners are looking for. You have the opportunity to progress onto many creative industry institutions. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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