Would you like to develop the next big PC game? Direct a blockbuster, animate for Pixar or make show-stopping graphic designs? This creative course is for you! On our Level 2 Creative Media Production course, you’ll explore the creative media sector and build a wide array of tools to create your own work. You’ll be learning in our specialist facilities, giving you an insight into how the industry really works. You’ll use professional cameras, TV and green screen studios, high-spec PCs and iMacs for editing and creating special effects in post-production. You’ll learn how to use industry-standard software like Wacom, Oculus and more. Using professional techniques, you’ll start to develop a portfolio that reflects your own strengths and interests, preparing you to move onto a specialist Level 3 pathway of your choice. We also provide a range of exciting enrichment opportunities, including trips to games conventions and film festivals!
What will I learn?
You’ll learn about the creative process that informs the creation of all media products and discover how to turn an idea into an exciting game, video, animation or graphic.
Through bespoke units with our specialist lecturers, you’ll gain a range of specialist skills using advanced software and hardware. You’ll also build your skills in pre-production and production. Practical sessions will be complemented by supporting theory to extend your knowledge of industry and technology.
All of our University of Arts London qualifications encourage you to explore a variety of methods and techniques, reflecting on them as you learn; this will be a fundamental part of your work.
With your new skills in visual, audio and interactive productions, you’ll be able to choose a more specialist pathway after Level 2, whether this is in Games Production or TV and Film.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Following tutor-led sessions, much of the practical work will be carried out during the college day. This may include non-timetabled sessions when you are working unsupervised to further your skills. We encourage students to make content in their free time too.
You will need to supplement practical sessions with private study to develop the planning and theory elements.
You’ll study a number of core units and you will then be asked to undertake a major production of your own devising. This final project is significant because it will be used to award the overall grade for the year.
There are no external exams on this course.
• Four GCSEs at 9-3 (A*-D) including English and maths.
• A good reference.
• A satisfactory interview.
Additional Costs and Information
There is a studio fee for the year of £50 which is payable at the start of the course.
What Could I Do Next?
Upon completion, you could progress onto further study on one of our specialist pathway courses. These include: TV & Film Games Development Art & Design Theatre Arts IT Performing and Production Arts Photography