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Creative Media Production & Technology Level 3 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

UAL qualifications are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector. The one year diploma provides an opportunity for those with an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study. You will learn about a range of media industries, which will include the study of film, television and print. You will learn to research, plan and produce media products as part of a creative team using digital software. You will improve your ability to work independently and as part of a team when you learn production skills whilst increasing your ability to communicate and to use IT and numerical skills.

Course content

You will study: Unit 1: Introduction to media processes and technical skills Unit 2: Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice in creative media production Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness Unit 5: Investigating audio production and technology Unit 6: Investigating visual production and technology Unit 7: Investigating interactive media production and technology Unit 8: Developing a creative media production project Unit 8 is the summative unit in the first year of the two year qualification and will provide the student with a measure of self-directed learning in the completion of a substantial Creative Media Production & Technology project. It will require the student to make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in units 5 - 7 to complete a creative media production project. It will provide the student with a measure of self-directed learning, and an opportunity to begin to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth. The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will also provide students with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through encouraging an ethos of personal and professional development. They include: Initiative independent inquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team-working, self-management, effective participation, problem solving and communication.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 4 GCSEs at Grade A- C to include GCSE English and maths.

All students who have a keen interest in the range of disciplines covered by the media will benefit from the course. You will need to be organised, committed and willing to work independently and as part of a group (often in your own time).


Students will be assessed through written and practical assignments that will provide the learning necessary to enable the student to achieve the assessment criteria. Units 1 - 7 of the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units. Unit 8, the final unit of the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, will be internally assessed, internally and externally moderated against the assessment and grading criteria for those units. Unit 8 is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall final grade for the qualification.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

A pass in this course will enable you to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Further information

As part of the study programme requirements students will also attend English and/or Maths GCSE/Functional skills lessons alongside the normal programme of study (this applies to all students who have a grade D or below on entry.) Students will also complete 30 hours work experience (per year), weekly tutorials and study periods.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaklands College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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