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Creative Media Production & Technology (Creative Media Production Pathway) UAL Level 2 Diploma at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

This is a highly exciting course and is designed for students who have interests in interactive media and is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their involvement and skill in a variety of differing forms of creative interactive practices.

This might include web design, image manipulation, sound design, music development, character animation, to name but a few.

Whether students are interested in wanting to become a games designer, 3D modeller, web designer etc, this could the first stage in realising a career in a variety of fields within the Creative Industries.

It is an ideal preparation for the higher level courses in Games Development and Music Technology that are on offer at City College, which in themselves lead to career possibilities and or higher level university courses.

Course content

  • Research for Creative Media Production
  • Communication Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • The Creative Media Sector
  • Media Audiences and Products
  • Audio Production
  • Animation Techniques
  • 2D Digital Art for Computer Games
  • Creative Media Production Project

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade E or equivalent, to include a creative subject like art, design or technology. At your interview you will be required to present some creative work.

Interview for entry: Interview required

Interview preparation:
You will be required to attend an interview to demonstrate your interest, enthusiasm as well as your aptitude for both creativity and technology. You should also bring a portfolio of visual artworks and/or Music samples created by you.


Assessment throughout is by coursework assignment and deadlines will be set through the year which you will be required to meet in order to achieve the best results that you can. Pass, Merit or Distinction grades are awarded to each of the 9 assessed units. All assignments must be at least at Pass level to achieve the UAL Diploma.

Financial information

General course costs required such as sketchbooks and art materials etc will amount to approximately £180 for the year. Also candidates are required to further purchase a transferable hard drive of a minimum capacity of a 100Mb to store their coursework.

Future opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the Award will be able to apply to the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

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      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
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      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
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      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
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