Creative Media Production Level 2 Diploma

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The media industry is continuously evolving and developing in new and innovative ways.

This course offers learners the opportunity to study a diverse range of media topics, including video editing, camera operation, radio production skills and media production. Please note, this course is for the beginner to intermediate students. It is not suitable for those who have no experience in the field of media production.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will study a range of media such as video, radio and print and learn skills in audio computer and animation technology on the Digital Media Pathway. The course helps you to build your media knowledge through practical work and projects in preparation both for work and further study.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology. In addition to this, personal effectiveness and professional development units provide time for students to research the music and media industries and define the qualities, qualifications and skills required to find employment. As part of the course, students are required to demonstrate specific literacy, numeracy and ICT skills alongside their main subject studies. These Functional skills will help students with their coursework and also prepare them for further education, life and work.

You could progress to the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.


How I'll learn

This practical course allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in pre-production, directing, interviewing, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, radio production audio and visual editing. Classes will take place in our specialist computer suites and TV studio using software such as Adobe Premier and Soundtrack Pro.

All our tutors are actively involved in the media industry and will use this up-to-date knowledge to provide you with detailed feedback that will help you to constantly improve your media production skills.


How I'll be assessed

To complete this course, you will be required to use a variety of skills working both in groups and individually. The course is 100% coursework-based, featuring both written and practical assignments. Written assignments include a study of media jobs, an analysis of factual production in the media, a study of a wide range of print techniques, writing a script for a film and an analysis of film audiences.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above including English Language or a BTEC or subsequent equivalent Level 1 Diploma qualification in media (with Functional Skills Level 1).

You will be interviewed and should bring along a portfolio of recent media-related work. A satisfactory reference is required. Applicants should also have some practical media experience.

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.