Media

Awarding organisation

Awarding Body: UAL

Qualifications on offer:

  • Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Creative Media
  • A Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in Literacy and Numeracy

Summary of course

This is a lively and fun course designed to help you develop skills in the fields of Media Production as well as improving your literacy and numeracy. You will find out what it is like to work in the Creative Arts industry and do project work in photography and video production to gain a realistic idea about career possibilities in the media. Dedicated tutorial support will encourage you to develop relevant life and work skills, and build your confidence in your abilities and talents. At the end of the course, you will produce a final major project and will show your work to family and friends.

You will also study for qualifications at entry level or level 2 in Mathematics and English depending on your achievement in these subjects when you enrol.

If you gain a Merit grade on the Level 1 programme as well as achieve the Mathematics and English qualifications, you can progress to an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Specialist Units:

  • Digital Animation
  • Sound Production
  • Print Production and Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Editing Techniques

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:

Awarding Body specification.

How is the course assessed?

All units are assessed through:

  • Project work
  • Assessment is ongoing throughout the year with overall grades being awarded for all units at the end of the course
  • Students are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass Grade in each unit to qualify for a qualification grade

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in Media and wish to gain a Level 1 qualfication in creative media.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Progression routes include:

  • Level 2 Diploma
  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • University
  • Web designer
  • Games designer
  • Marketing
  • TV or film

Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.

Entry Requirements for new students

Level Entry Requirements
Etry and Foundation: GCSEs – mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*
Level 1: Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above
Level 2: Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above
Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent: Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 3 A Levels: Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths
Level 4/5: A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent to 48 UCAS points
Specific Course Requirements: See above for standard Level 1 requirements

*All applicants will be invited in for interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 2 (E).

In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

There will be trips/visits planned during the year - ask your interviewer for more details.

Typical trips will include visits to London, museums or studios and we aim to keep costs to the minimum.

Course fee information

All Students will need to enter or register for their course qualification either by examination entry or Board Registration. The course tutor will advise you how to enter or register for your qualification and of the College deadline. All late entries are subject to a late entry fee.

The following fees will be payable in full:

16-18 year olds

  • All re-sits except first re-sit of GCSE Mathematics and English
  • Unauthorised absences from any examination entered
  • Any examination/registration unsupported by your subject tutor
  • Late examination/registration entries
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

19 years or over

  • Level 1 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Level 2 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Second Full Level 3 course: You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for the course fees^2
  • Level 4 course: Loans may be available^2
  • All Levels: Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

Overseas Students

  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 1 of a 2-year course
  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 2 of a 2-year course
  • £350 non-refundable Examination/registration fee in Year 1
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

^1 Fee remission may be available if you are in receipt of a state benefit. ^2 Contact the Enrolment Centre for more information on 0300 123 2344.

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We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.
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