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Level 2 Diploma in Media Production & Technology

This course allows you to study a core of Media and will also include Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths and an OCN Work Skills qualification. This one-year course is focused on progression, either to further specialised study at Level 3, PPD or into employment.

Why choose this course?

Throughout the world the creative industries are booming. In the UK alone they contribute more than £100 billion to the economy and employ more than 2 million people. As working practices and technologies evolve, jobs in this sector will be some of the most resilient in the face of increasing automation. This course will help you develop the skills and competencies demanded by employers in the creative industries. Through your studies you will learn to be adaptable in the face of change, be a collaborative team player, be a confident communicator, be creative and innovative, be an entrepreneurial problem‑solver, develop high‑level technical skills (traditional and digital) and be motivated and self‑directed.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
P2MEDGA24P
Level
Level 2
Location
Penwith College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Progression

Top course highlights

futureproof creative skills

Small class sizes

Excellent academic & technical support

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Prepare for progression

This course is designed to give you every possible chance to build the qualification, skills and competencies required to progress on to higher level college study that could then lead to a successful future in the creative industries.

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Develop skills

Develop skills that are essential for the workplace. These skills include team working; working to a set brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

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Creative & dedicated staff

The teaching team are friendly, supportive, and well-qualified; they offer high level pastoral, academic and technical support to help you realise your creative potential.

What will I learn?

The UAL Level 2 Award in Creative Media Production & Technology course will introduce you to the basics of digital imaging and media production. The course is designed to develop basic visual exploration, inspire simple creative practice, promote independent study and develop elementary skills in research, planning and time management.

The course will provide you with an introduction to a broad range of creative and technical skills in media production and photography. The qualification has been designed to provide you with a sound base of skills, knowledge and understanding which will enhance your self-confidence and impart an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within the exciting and dynamic creative media industries.

During the course you will learn digital photographic techniques in addition to video production and editing skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of your own practice and aspirations.

The course is structured around 8 hours of Media and a further 8 hours of work towards English and Mathematics qualifications, plus a work skills module and a one-hour tutorial slot.

Throughout the course you will study several areas involving creative media Skills, digital photography, audio & video Editing, animation and interactive media.

Ultimately, the course is designed to support you to develop a portfolio of creative skills as well as work skills and qualifications in English and Maths that will give you the confidence and abilities to thrive at Level 3 and beyond.

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Where will it take me?

This course will support you to progress to a range of further education courses such as UAL Level 3, PPD, Apprenticeships or employment. This qualification will provide the first steps in preparing you for a wide range of careers in the creative industries, including employment opportunities in areas such as photography and media production.

Assessment arrangements

The Media Department is friendly, supportive, ambitious, and hardworking. Achievement in this subject relies heavily on your attendance, punctuality, and commitment to learning, both independently and within lectures.

You will be encouraged to try a broad range of approaches, which you will then refine into ways of working which suit your individual interests, acquiring and developing specialist skills in your chosen discipline.

Your ongoing work will be assessed in lessons through focused 1:1 discussion and you will be given formative feedback of how you are progressing (e.g., fail, pass, merit, distinction.). Portfolio work will be assessed regularly for reflective, thoughtful, analytical critical evaluation and annotation. Discussions and presentations are a vital part of our assessment process and you will be expected to contribute to these during your lessons.

At the end of the course, you will receive either a Pass or Fail for the Media Award along with in-house accreditation for the additional modules.

Entry requirements

There are no strict formal entry requirements for this course, although we would expect you to have GCSEs in the 1-3 grade range. Informally we would expect enthusiasm, a willingness to get hands-on and an ability to work productively and collaboratively with others.

Practical requirements

Camera equipment is available to loan from the department, but many students opt to use their own; we recommend Canon models as they will then be compatible with the college inventory. We will provide most of the materials you will need such as photographic paper, SD cards and some printing credits but there may be some small costs involved in purchasing necessary items from our college shop. Bursary options are available to assist with this (subject to eligibility.)

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What you could earn

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  • Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
  • Marketing and Sales Directors
  • Market Research Interviewers
  • Print Finishing and Binding Workers
  • Printing Machine Assistants
  • Printers
  • Public Relations Professionals
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