Media, Film & Game Design
Media Production, UAL Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This two-year course will enhance your skills in a variety of different areas in the media industry. It provides the platform for you to further your opportunities to gain a career in the TV and film or media industry. You will learn all aspects of filmmaking, storytelling, journalism, video editing, scriptwriting and multi-camera events. You will also study what happens behind the scenes in the media industry and investigate theory relating to narrative, genre and audience.
You will have the opportunity to work directly with external media clients, providing valuable industry experience, and you will complete pre-production paperwork to a standard expected of the media industry. This course will develop your ability to write and research through coursework-based projects, whilst developing your core skills in teamwork, independent working and communication.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
Skills you will develop
- Team building skills
- Presentation skills
- Networking and pitch skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Camera skills
- Editing skills
- Multi camera skills
Documentary film making
Final major project
You will cover some of the following:
- Client brief
- Progression in media industries
- Final major project
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical projects and written assignments. As part of this programme you will be required to undertake a specialist industry placement.
What could I do after this course?
This course could lead to a successful career in media production. You could increase your skills with a degree in Film and Animation Production at University Centre Weston. You will also be able to access content producer roles.
You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths and a successful interview.
Take a look at a day in the life of our Media student Megan!
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What our students say
Maddy Colella, Media Production
Course: Media Production
"I really enjoyed my time on the Media Course. When I started I knew nothing about cameras or much about film and now I can use all the skills that I learnt to become a videographer! but I couldn’t have made it through the years without my amazing tutors and friends made along the way."