Miskin Media offers four distinct pathways set within a professional environment to enable you to develop your career within the creative media industry.
Our Level 3 pathways are two years courses where you will specifically focus on one of the following:
Creative Media Production Digital Journalism for those interested in presenting, radio, journalism and creative writing.
Creative Media Production TV & Film covers all the crew and production roles like filmmaker, director, or camera operator within the TV and Film industry.
Motion Graphics and Animation (MGA) will see you develop your skills and knowledge creating and producing 2D/3D Animation and the expanding areas of Motion Graphics.
Don’t worry if you don’t reach the qualification requirements for the Level 3 pathway of your choice. We also offer a one year Level 2 media course, where you will experience and develop skills across TV & film productions, animations, creative writing and radio & audio podcasts.
You will be working with a highly experienced team of industry practitioners, with real clients, in a fast-paced dynamic and exciting environment.
Our projects and management processes give you the opportunity to develop skills with a wide variety of industry standard software. These will enable you to develop a digital portfolio which will improve and benefit your chances of gaining work in the relevant industries or going to university in the future.
As well as your own media team, you could have the opportunity to work alongside the other Miskin Media pathways, the wider arts and creative industries department and private clients. These provide you with a wider appreciation of the demands of the creative media industry. The pathways offered by the Miskin Media department begin by teaching you the basic skill level and gradually working to an advanced professional level.
For an insight into what you could be learning on the course, take a look at our current learners work on Miskin Radio (www.miskinradio.co.uk),
Miskin Media YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/MiskinMedia) and MGAcreatives YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/MGAcreatives).
What will I learn?
You will learn practical, technical and production management skills from pre to post-production. Working with industry standard production/radio equipment and editing software, such as Adobe Audition, Final Cut, Premiere, After Effects and Magic Bullet Suite.
What qualification will I gain?
You can gain a UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology or our two year Level 3 course where you can gain the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Year 1) specialising in either TV and Film, Broadcast and Communications or Motion Graphics and Animation. The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Year 2) specialising in TV and Film, Digital Journalism or Motion Graphics and Animation is equivalent to 3 A Levels and can enable access to university. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
Up to 60% of our learners go on to University to continue their development within their specific media pathway.
Up to a quarter of our learners go straight into employment, direct from our course.
You also have the option to progress in to Higher Education at the college with an additional two years here followed by one year at university. The courses we offer are;
Level 4/5 - Higher Diploma in Creative Media (Broadcast production).
Level 4/5 - Higher Diploma in Creative Media (Motion Graphics and Animation).
Progression opportunities and Careers
- Broadcast Producer/Presenter/Journalist or Writer
- Graphic animator/designer
- Film Maker/Editor
What costs are involved?
All Miskin students must pay £150 company contribution fee. Tuition for full-time further education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see the Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on the Higher Education, tuitions fees are applicable.
Level 3 - 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4; these must include English and Maths. Evidence of commitment to the subject, which will be assessed at interview.
Level 2 – 4 GCSE’s at D/3 grade. Evidence of commitment to the subject, which will be assessed at interview.
Click here to view Creative Media courses or call 01322 629400.
The interview process can last up to two hours and will include the following;
• An interview
• Practical task
• Functional skills task
• Q&A session with current learners