UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Exam Board: UAL

2 years

Equivalent to: 3 A Levels

Course Content:

At Alton College on the Creative Media Production course you will study:

  1. Short Film; learn and then test out your filmmaking skills by creating a short film.
  2. Music Videos; work with existing songs or find a band to with to make your own music videos. Many top directors have started out this way.
  3. Multi-Camera Productions; work in our purpose built TV studio to create a short live programme.
  4. Video Art Installation; work to create an art piece that marries video and installation work into one cohesive piece.
  5. TV Advertising; study professional examples and engage with the persuasive techniques used to sell products before making your own.
  6. Radio Drama:  learn the importance of sound by writing and producing your own original radio drama. Imagination and creativity are a must!
  7. Desktop Publishing: produce a double page magazine spread that sells YOU as a media producer.
  8. Website production: design your own website to show off your production skills and start building your careers portfolio.


100% course work

Studying at Alton College:

Learning happens in a variety of ways: through class-room based lessons, workshop activities, independent study and, where possible, work-placements. The course requires a very high level of commitment and flexibility. You will be encouraged to experience a wide range of roles and responsibilities. As well as creating TV programmes using professional-standard media equipment you will also develop important life-skills such as time-management and effective team-work.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

To study this course, you should have an interest in creative subjects.

Course costs:

Equipment Deposit:  £100 over two years (£75 returned)
Optional trips from £20 each


Make-up for TV and Film
Production Assistant
Sound Engineering
Camera Operators
Social Media