Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Pre-degree

2017 entry

Designed to cover all facets of media production and technology, this exciting, creative diploma course will develop and nurture your art and design skills across a wide range of multimedia formats.

To be taken after GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma, our two-year course is equivalent to studying for three A-Levels.

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Length of study:

Two years full-time

Starts:

September 2017

Campus:

UCA Rochester

Course overview:

On this course you’ll experience and interact with a broad spectrum of digital media, learning how to experiment with different materials and techniques, including digital design, animation, printmaking, photography, 3D workshop practice and drawing for design.

Our course also covers the theoretical concepts that are essential for practical work, helping you to work independently and develop your own creative ideas, interests and professional skills.

We offer a uniquely collaborative learning experience too. You’ll be working alongside our undergraduate and postgraduate artists within our specialist creative environment, with access to the latest industry-standard facilities and equipment, plus frequent educational visits to creative venues in London and elsewhere across the country.

Course content - 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

  • Year 1

    You’ll experiment with a variety of media processes, including preparatory and post-production film techniques, and in digital character design, storyboarding and narrative. You’ll also develop an understanding of stop frame, Gif and Flash animation, increase your technical skills in photography and learn image editing techniques using leading creative software.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

  • Year 2

    In the second year, we’ll give you the freedom to specialise and deepen your skills by focusing on one of the following: lens-based media, graphic and interface design or illustration, animation, computer-generated arts, or games design. Both years are supported by our cultural theory programme, introducing you to both historic and current contextual topics.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

International study

Find out more about studying in the UK, or studying part of your course abroad at one of our partner institutions (study abroad option not available on all courses).

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities

After completing this course, the majority of our students progress to degree level studies at UCA, including:

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
  • BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Television Production.

 

We run a supportive Diploma 2 Degree scheme which helps streamline the process of progressing from a pre-degree to an undergraduate course with us at UCA. The scheme guarantees your place on a degree course at UCA, providing you get the support of your tutor and course leader, and successfully pass your course. More details about the scheme can be found on the Diploma 2 Degree pages.

 

How to apply - 2017 entry

I am a UK or EU citizen ...

When should I apply?

Our equal consideration application deadline is 31 March 2017. We guarantee that we'll consider all applications received by this date. If places are still available after this date, we'll consider late applications.

Entry requirements - 2017 entry:

Entry requirements

Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2)

OR Higher Diploma (Level 2) in a related subject area

OR Access Diploma (in an appropriate subject)

OR BTEC National Award.

Your portfolio

Include creative work in a variety of media that shows your interest and ability in digital art and design. This could include: paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, design work, film/video work (no more than three minutes in duration), sketchbooks or written work.

Fees & finance

Uncover all the costs involved, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to.

Student regulations

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