The course is full time and normally spread over two years, but for some students there is the option to only study for one year.
Over the course of the two years you will be learning about a variety of different areas within the creative media production sector. The course consists of a variety of projects relating to digital video production.
The most successful students on the course are those who are willing to learn and are passionate about creating videos for the film and television industries. This is achieved by learning about and following a three stage process: pre-production, production, and post production. In addition to this you will also study the theoretical aspects of film and television, which will help to inform your decisions in the creative production process.
The creative media production course is part of a full study programme that we offer at the college. This means that students may be required to study English and Maths (up to a grade C at GCSE level) alongside media. This to ensure that students are better equipped for life beyond college either at university or working in industry.
The study programme also includes directed learning; where the students are encouraged to perform additional tasks in order to improve their understanding of the subject.
You will develop the skills required to become a creative practitioner working in the media industry, in roles such as a director, screenwriter or camera operator. Topics include filming, editing, script-writing, research techniques & contextual. These are covered through practical project briefs closely linked to industry practices, which offer the opportunity to create short films, as well as specialised advertising and documentary productions.
5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above. Previous experience in a media related subject is beneficial but not essential. You will attend an interview at the College and if necessary references will be taken up. You will also be required to provide a piece of written work relating to media and details of any practical media-related work (if applicable).
Who is the course for?
This course is for those who are creative and wish to develop their interest in digital video production. The course is designed with a dual focus in mind to help you gain the necessary skills for both university and to enable you to work in the creative media industry.
Students will be working in industry standard studios - We are fully equipped with a 4K TV Studio, excellent post production facilities that includes the full adobe suite on state-of-the-art Apple macs and additional grip kit such as dollys, jibs, track and motion stabilisers.
Students will also be given access to professional edit facilities.
You will be working on productions in practical, theoretical and written ways, delivering production portfolios and showreels of practical work.
How is the course assessed?
Continual assessment across a broad range of project briefs through regular feedback and action planning in both practical and written assignments.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
Students are able to search and apply for a broad range of roles within the creative media industry. Previous alumni have gone onto work in industry and onto apprenticeships with national employers such as Sky, where they’re paid to learn and work in creative media production roles.
Where Next – Further Studies
Students completing the first year Diploma may continue onto the second year extended Diploma. After completing the Extended Diploma students will have the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The majority of our students go on to study a media related course at university.
How to apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
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>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.