Level 2 UAL Diploma Creative Media Production and Technology


Media is a broad subject with increasing relevance to contemporary life. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to work in the Media industries, and for further study in this field. You will learn through a series of practical projects. You will be trained in using industry standard hardware such as Apple Macs, digital SLR cameras and digital video cameras, and software such as Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.

Course type

Level 2 UAL Diploma

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in either English Language or Mathematics, and another relevant subject, as well as a good school reference and an interest in Media.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • TV production
  • film and television marketing
  • design using software packages such as Photoshop
  • advertising, radio and magazine industries

On the course you will:

  • make posters, adverts, trailers
  • research current industry practices and visit TV studios and screenings
  • work with others and develop your team work proficiency
  • complete an individual design project
  • improve your communication skills
  • be offered opportunities for work-based learning and work experience

Method of assessment

You will be internally assessed throughout the duration of this programme. Assessment is through practical projects. You will be expected to create a portfolio of Photography and Design work and a showreel of moving image work.

What will I be able to progress to?

Some students completing the Level 2 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology will progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology, which is equivalent to three A-levels while others may move on to apprenticeships or other training schemes.

Other information

Students on a Level 2 UAL Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.