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Creative Media Production UAL Extended Diploma at Plymouth College of Art

Course description

Whether you want to be a filmmaker, director, producer, animator or broadcaster, as a student on this course you’ll benefit from two years learning in one of the region’s best-equipped media departments.

On this course we’ll help you to develop the whole spectrum of skills that you need in creative media production.

We’ll give you the confidence and expertise to plan, develop and produce dynamic and thought-provoking content including film, audio, video and animation and encourage you to work closely with other art, design and media disciplines.

Our practical and hands-on workshops cover music video production, documentary, single-camera drama, animation production (stop-motion and 3D), and soundtracks in addition to scriptwriting and story development.

The technical skills you’ll gain include those in lighting, editing and camera work, sound and animation, all underpinned by a critical and theoretical understanding of media production and how to work in a team to deliver real projects to a deadline.

 

We offer the opportunity to work on live professional briefs delivered by our external affiliate partners, who are drawn from a broad spectrum of the local creative industries, from record labels to media organisations, from creative production houses to sole traders.

We are committed to exploring the creative and business potential of new technology, online delivery and cloud services, as well as ensuring our learners are the best equipped to step into the changing tide of the professional media industry.

When you successfully complete this two-year course you’ll gain a Level 3 Extended Diploma – equivalent to three full A-levels, or a maximum of 420 UCAS points.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to visual language 
  • Unit 2: Introduction to research skills
  • Unit 3: Introduction to critical and contextual awareness 
  • Unit 4: Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills
  • Unit 5: An integrated approach to 2D problem solving
  • Unit 6: An integrated approach to 3D problem solving
  • Unit 7: An integrated approach to time based problem solving
  • Unit 8: Developing an art & design project
  • Unit 9: Opportunities for progression
  • Unit 10: Characteristics and contexts
  • Unit 11: Preparation for progression 
  • Unit 12: Engaging with an audience 
  • Unit 13: Project proposal and realisation (Level 3) or
  • Unit 14: Project proposal and realisation (Level 4) 

Entry requirements

We normally offer places to students who have at least four GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and preferably with one in a creative subject, and who show commitment and enthusiasm for art and design through examples of creative work.

Future opportunities

You may decide to progress onto a BA (Hons) Degree. At Plymouth College of Art we offer an exciting range of higher education programmes, including in Photography, Film, Creative Media Production and Animation.

Alternatively, you may choose to enrol on a course at another college or university, or take your new skills straight into the workplace.

In addition to the ongoing advice, guidance and support you’ll receive from your course team, the college has a specialist careers service that will help you make the right decision for your future.

Further information

We offer the opportunity to work on live professional briefs delivered by our external affiliate partners, who are drawn from a broad spectrum of the local creative industries, from record labels to media organisations, from creative production houses to sole traders.

We are committed to exploring the creative and business potential of new technology, online delivery and cloud services, as well as ensuring our learners are the best equipped to step into the changing tide of the professional media industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Plymouth College of Art directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2016

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