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Media, Music & Sound Production

Creative Media Production and Technology UAL Level 3 Diploma (SCQF L6)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

If you have an interest in media this course will offer you the opportunity to explore, develop and practise your creative skills on a range of different media projects.

You will gain understanding of different jobs and skills within the creative media industries and different ways of working. You’ll develop ideas in response to project briefs, explore different techniques for storytelling in creative media, learn to capture media, manage a media workflow and edit your work. And you will work with others to produce a range of media products.

Over the course of the year you will:

  • Create a website to host your work
  • Analyse different types of media product
  • Research job roles and skills in the creative industries
  • Plan and organise recordings and video shoots
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Create storyboards, scripts and sound design plans
  • Make a podcast
  • Make a title sequence
  • Make a short documentary
  • Make a short drama

This course will suit people who want to develop their own creative practice, or who are interested in working in a range of creative media professions.

On successful completion of the course students may wish to pursue further studies in Creative Industries such as Television and Film, Digital Journalism, Audio Visual Technology, Television with Multi-camera Operation, Sound Production, Visual Communication or Graphic Communication and Design.

The awarding body for the qualification is the internationally recognised and highly regarded University of the Arts London (UAL). On successful completion of the course you will attain a Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology which is equivalent to SCQF Level 6 (Higher).

What you will learn

  • Media processes and basic technical skills
  • Design and research skills for creative media production
  • Professional practice and tools for working in media production
  • Analysis skills and contexts for creative media production
  • Audio production and technology
  • Video production and technology
  • Web content creation

How the course is assessed

  • A mixture of observations, short tests, written tasks and projects

Number of days per week

  • Classes in college on 3 days of the week, plus additional self-directed study time required

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level 5 or National 5 (Grade C or above)

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All applicants will be invited to interview and should bring examples of creative work and be prepared to talk about film and television and why they are suitable for this course

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 (Where English isn't the first language)

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC Television
  • HNC Television with Multi-Camera Operation
  • HND Audio Visual Technology 
  • HNC Media and Communication: Digital Journalism
  • HND Sound Production
  • HND Visual Communication
  • Level 6 NC Graphic Communication and Design

Career options

Entry-level jobs in the creative media industries include:

  • Floor runner
  • Production runner
  • Locations assistant
  • Production assistant/trainee
  • Camera assistant/trainee
  • Edit assistant/ trainee
  • Art technician
  • AV technician
  • Social media content developer

Further training and/or education may be required

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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