Professional Diploma in Creative Media (TV/Film & 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 within Higher Education. It is suitable for students who have an interest in TV/Film and or Digital Journalism, or a related subject.

The course consists of three units throughout the year.

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

Entry requirements?

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have achieved a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media at merit grade, or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Media, A-Levels (C and above, including Media). Ideally GCSE English and Maths at minimum Grade 4 or equivalent.
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.
You must also have:
• A passion for Creative Media
• A desire to work with Digital Media Products
• A willingness to learn, experiment and develop your skills
The motivation to work independently and in groups on practical projects.

You will be required to attend an and interview where you will be required to bring evidence of some work. You may also take part in a practical workshop on the day. Details of what you will need to prepare will be sent to you once you have applied.

What progression options will I have?

Higher Education, studying on BA Hons and Foundation Degree level programmes.
Progression onto our Foundation Degree in Digital Media Production or Interactive Multimedia.
There are also routes directly into junior positions within the industry and apprenticeships available.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
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?

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have achieved a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media at merit grade, or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Media, A-Levels (C and above, including Media). Ideally GCSE English and Maths at minimum Grade 4 or equivalent.
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.
You must also have:
• A passion for Creative Media
• A desire to work with Digital Media Products
• A willingness to learn, experiment and develop your skills
The motivation to work independently and in groups on practical projects.

You will be required to attend an and interview where you will be required to bring evidence of some work. You may also take part in a practical workshop on the day. Details of what you will need to prepare will be sent to you once you have applied.