Technical Production & Practice (TV & Digital Journalism)
The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical & Production Practice for the Creative Industries has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work in the production arts industry.
The qualification is a one-year fast track into employment, and will open up the possibility of further progression with Higher Education. It is suitable for students who have an interest in production arts, or a related subject, who wish to explore and extend this interest via an immersive learning experience.
Unit 1: Establishing Principles of Technical and Production Practice
This unit is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to explore, enhance and sustain their professional development and determine a standard from which all other activities and learning will develop.
Unit 2: Applied Professional Practice
This unit further develops and refines your professional skill levels by placing them directly within a professional environment and exposing them to the realities of the workplace. You will have the opportunity of applying the technical and production skills acquired from your previous unit and testing them out in a professional context.
Unit 3: Professional Development Project
This ‘signature’ unit provides you with an opportunity to take control of your own professional development by independently initiating, researching, establishing and completing a production project.
What qualification will I gain?
Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries
Applicants must be 18 years or older by August 31 2018, and have achieved five Grade A-Cs at GCSE, and a qualification at Level 3 such as a Level 3 Apprenticeship, BTEC, A levels and/or an Arts Award.
Experience of working in a production or technical role in school, amateur, or professional theatre, film or events would be an advantage but not essential. Adult learners including those in a current relevant role will be welcome.
What progression options will I have?
Radio stations – both local and national
Television stations – both local and national
What costs are involved?
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £4650
Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £175
This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.
How will I be assessed?
. Project Proposal
. Production Portfolio
. Production Project
Assessment will be against the specified marking criteria.
Unit 1 and 2 are graded Pass/Fail units that are internally assessed. Unit 3 is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Fail and is internally assessed and externally moderated. This unit will determine the overall grade for the overall Professional Diploma Qualification.