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Do you want a career in film making or podcasting? Then join us and get the skills you need.
In the challenging world of digital media everything moves very fast, that's why you need to learn the skills to equip you not only for the jobs of today, but the jobs of tomorrow. Get the skills and knowledge to make your work stand out, be noticed and get you ahead in a competitive yet inspiring field.
This course is designed and refined with our industry partners to ensure that we are providing you with the skills you need in an ever-evolving digital workplace or for further study at Level 3.
Validated by the world-renowned University of the Arts London (UAL), our one year, full time level two diploma is assessed purely on your creative journey and not exams. All digital media are explored including exciting emerging technologies to challenge and broaden the skills of each student. While working on live briefs with our employer partners you will be developing your confidence, you will be challenged and you will be building a fantastic portfolio.
UAL qualifications gives you the freedom to explore your potential, take creative risks and find the path that challenges and excites you, giving you the Employment Edge. Learn through experimentation and exploration by engaging with practical and theory sessions, projects and lectures.
Get a solid grounding in a range of production techniques for visual and audio media using the latest techniques and systems. You’ll find out how to develop ideas, work as part of a team, conduct effective research, plan projects and meet deadlines. You'll also explore how the media industry operates.
You will be produce various digital media products over several exciting projects encompassing, videos, podcasts, writing for online content and photography. These projects will allow you to obtain a wide-range of theoretical and practical skills to prepare you for your final major project of your choice. You will also explore and decide on what your focus may be from a range of experimentation in subject specialisms.
The course will also focus on developing your communication and presentation skills, and work on maximising your chances of securing a job or progressing to further education or training.
Through the University Arts London (UAL) qualification you will build skills, competencies and confidence in the creative process. Learn how to reflect on your practice and unlock your creative potential.
Assessment is formative, designed to help you be the best you can. Practical work, concept development, design, creatively problem solving will all be developed, and you are only graded at the end of each year.
In year one this is the final major project, a body of work that shows your strengths and personal interests and based around where you excel. Reflecting your research, contextual design, presentation and, of course, your practical skills.
Top-up onto the extended diploma in year two and you will advance your skill set and professional qualities building towards the extended final major project, your chance to show how far you have come. Assessed on your professional portfolio of work, you will be ready to progress to university or the other exciting next steps in your creative career.
We approach this qualification from a hands-on, experimental angle enabling you to make mistakes along the way and providing targeted, relevant feedback in order for you to improve and produce those perfect media project ideas you already have in your head.
“Students get to dive straight in and get to grips with industry-level tech. Our sessions help them gain the skills and knowledge to turn their hard work and bright ideas into professional productions.” Hannah Seddon, teacher.
We work hard to make some fantastic partnerships with employers to give you experience of the world of work. All our students will undertake commissioned work for a range of companies both in and outside of the media industry. Career development is central to our courses and we continually work to gain you relevant, real-world experience.
We have a track record of working with industry leaders including:
We aim to be as up-to-date in the hardware and software we use in order to provide you with relevant industry experience. Our kit includes:
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the
most out of your time at college.
have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our
specialist teams can help with:
Many students have set up their own production companies and others have gained employment doing what they love with some big names. Recent success stories include:
Alex Henderson - NewGen Creative CEO
David Kenny - Documentary Director “It’s Not One Way”
Kevin Clift - Sunderland Football Club TV Producer
Kelsey Fairlamb - Special FX Make Up Artist (Okayfx)
Ryan J Thompson - VFX Productions
Many students also go on to join our Level 3 programmes such as TV & Film or Digital Journalism. After Level 3, university is a popular choice and options include journalism, English, film and television production, film and media studies, media and communication studies, events management and project management to name a few.
We have an excellent record of getting students into Russell Group universities too, some of the best universities in the country.
An appropriate vocational qualification at Level 1 or some GCSEs grade 3 or above, preferably including English and maths.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 490 2246, [email protected] or via Live Chat. Or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.