16-18 Year Olds


This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving access to Higher Education or to a wide variety of Media Production careers. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Creative Media Production and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way. If you have a keen interest in film and television, social media, radio practice and theory and a desire to follow a media-related career then this course is for you.

Entry Requirements

You will need to achieve;

• A minimum of 4 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above including English Language or Maths and a creative related qualification
• A Level 2 qualification with a Merit in a related field (Including Maths or English at grade 4 or above)

Following your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


You will study a total of thirteen units throughout the two academic years for the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma with the chance to achieve Level 4.

Year One

Unit 1 Introduction to media processes and technical skills
Unit 2 Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
Unit 3 Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
Unit 4 Critical and contextual awareness in creative media production
Unit 5 Investigating audio production and technology
Unit 6 Investigating visual production and technology
Unit 7 Investigating interactive production and technology
Unit 8 Developing a creative media production project

Year Two

Unit 9 Characteristics and contexts in creative media production
Unit 10 Engaging with an audience in creative media production
Unit 11 Preparing for progression in creative media production
Unit 12 Specialist study in creative media production
Unit 13 Extended project in creative media production


Units are assessed through a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and assignment work. There are no external examinations. An overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction will be awarded on your final major project in your chosen specialist area.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination.

Awarding body

University of Arts London (UAL)


The UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is equivalent to three A Levels and can attract a maximum of 168 UCAS points.

• You may progress into Higher Education to undertake a Degree in a Media related subject

• The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma is also valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in the Creative Media industry such as cinematography, marketing, animation, or producer/researcher.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

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