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Creative Media Production UAL Level 3 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Creative Media Production?

The programme offers a wide range of different enrichment activities for our students including regular behind-the-scenes visits to television and film studios, exhibitions, specialist workshops, and guest speakers.

Our vocational programme is the first step in getting you a career in the industry; we provide the foundations to allow our learners to be successful and many continue on to university degrees and we have a proven record of assisting our students to gaining entry into renowned establishments, including Ravensbourne in London and Bournemouth University.

For enrichment, you will get the chance to participate in Runshaw TV, our college television production company which has programmes transmitted around college. You will also be involved with The Voice, our college radio station, and we run enrichment on make-up effects, client briefs, digital effects and broadcasting. There are also a variety of visits to The National Media Museum in Bradford, the BBC, universities and film exhibitions.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 86% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

This course allows you to discover your creativity with our team of industry specialists. It links theory with real media practice, and you will study:

  • Production management, pre-production, scripting and storyboarding
  • Practical camera, soundtrack and editing production
  • Television advertising
  • Film studies and production
  • Writing and layout skills
  • Music video production
  • Client working and professional skills

You should also have an active interest in the media, in particular film and television production, as you will be encouraged to see work experience with local industries.

Entry requirements

For access to our Advanced Vocational courses, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 4 equivalent (5 x Grade 4 or C). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 4, and no less than a 3 in the other.

For Creative Media Production specifically, this should include a Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature).


How is the course assessed?

You will work on a variety of practical assignments which reflect television industry practice. Assessment is through a range of written work (essays, reports, production folders, scripts and treatments), analysis of existing texts, presentations and practical projects (planning, production and post-production).

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Students progress into a wide variety of different careers, such as radio, film and television industry, broadcast journalism, web or games design, special effects industry, PR and advertising.

Our students also progress onto a variety of different courses at a wide range of different universities:

  • Salford University: Media Technology, Media Production, Media Performance and Radio/ Television Production
  • UCLan: Film Production, Television Production, Animation, Advertising, Journalism
  • Edge Hill University: Television Production, Film Production, Animation, Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations
  • Bournemouth University: Television Production
  • Ravensbourne: Broadcast Technology
  • Manchester Metropolitan: Film Production and Advertising Production
  • University of Lincoln: Film and Television Production

Where are you going?

  • Camera Operator
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • TV Producer

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: LVEDMED

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