Course Area Overview

Media, Music and Photography

Media, Music and Photography

One in 11 of all UK jobs now falls within the creative economy, and one in six of all UK graduate jobs are creative economy positions. With three times the average job growth rate why not follow your dream? On their way to working in the creative media sector students will explore theoretical concepts behind the creative production elements. Each campus offers state of the art equipment, enabling individuals to develop practical production skills using industry standard equipment and software.

About the qualifications

The qualifications offered provide the learners with the practical skills and knowledge needed to work within all areas of the creative media industry. The project-based approach of these qualifications not only reflects industry practice but prepares individuals for entry into their chosen professions. Students can expect to work with real clients on real projects, undertake relevant work placement and receive hands on teaching from industry specialists.
Every qualification offered is designed to build upon the fundamental principles of media production in order to provide learners with the specialised skills needed to move on to areas including:

  • Film
  • TV
  • Music
  • Interactive Media
  • Print & Publishing
  • Animation
  • Games
Level 2 OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media
Level 3 Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
Pearson Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Creative Media Production
Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development)
Pearson Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development)
Level 4/5 Ulster University Foundation Degree in Digital Arts & Technologies

Who is it suitable for?

This area of study is perfect for those with a passion for the creative media industry. From Level 2 to Level 5 these qualifications allow for progression in to a multitude of career routes such as:

  • Junior Animator
  • Photographer
  • Assistant Director
  • Journalist
  • Level Designer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Game Artist
  • Game Programmer

Core areas of study

  • Film and Video Production
  • Website Production
  • App Development
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Recording
  • Sound Production
  • Digital Animation
  • Games Development

Each campus offers different specialisms and pathways in conjunction with the general strand.