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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

This Diploma provides an opportunity for those who have 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.

why choose this course

The qualifications encourage student recognition of the broader context within which the media industries operate and the necessity to develop transferable skills to ensure an effective contribution to both the immediate and future development of those industries.  Students will be encouraged to recognise not only the unique characteristics of different disciplines, but also the dynamic and potentially innovative relationships between those disciplines

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Start date: 08/09/2022

Course code
Level 3
Truro College
2 years
Extended Diploma
Awarding Body


future-proof creative skills

Excellent academic & technical support

Outstanding facilities

booming creative industries sector

Develop critical awareness

Have a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector or related subjects of study or work.

creative production skills

Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production

critically review

Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions, and results.


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. This number is growing faster than any other part of the economy. 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) > be motivated and self-directed.

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The Media course provides an opportunity for you to explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding. You will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills along with a rich contextual knowledge and understanding of your developing creative practice in image making.

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Photography course contains the 13 mandatory units.

The Units cover; Film Making, Incorporating Colour, Audio, Lighting and Composition. Magazine Construction and incorporating Photography skills, Design and layout.

Audio units incorporate Podcasts, uncover Film audio to reinforce narrative and genre.  Radio work incorporates the spoken word and Audio books.

At the end of both years of study, you undertake a Final Major Project designed to assess your ability to apply your learning throughout the qualification.

Ultimately, the course is designed to support you to develop a portfolio of work which will assist you in making applications to appropriate HE courses, entry level roles, training programmes, apprenticeships, and self‑employment.

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Careers: The qualification will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the creative industries, including employment opportunities in areas such as Film making/ lens-based media, Advertising, Radio, Events Management.

Progression: This qualification will support you to progress to a range of further and higher education courses Film Making, Television studies, photography, publishing, Business, Events Management, Advertising.

Assessment Arrangements

Internally assessed and internally verified portfolio of evidence (Units 1-7 in the first year and Units 9-12 in the second year) which are subject to quality assurance by UAL Awarding Body. Internally assessed and internally verified assignment (Units 03) and project (unit 04) which are graded by the centre and externally moderated by UAL Awarding Body.

Course Duration

Year One is called the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Year Two is called the Extended Diploma in Creative Media Diploma and Technology. Most students will study for the two-year duration, although you will receive a Diploma qualification upon successful completion of the first year.

  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) – 72/120/168

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. You will have to provide your own SD card for filming (class 10) you should also have a card reader.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 4 x GCSEs at grade 4 or above, at least one of which should be in a creative arts subject plus either English or Maths.

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