UAL Level 3 in Media Production

UAL Level 3 in Media Production

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 05/09/2022
Level: 3
Start Date: 05/09/2022
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Type: Full Time

This course is designed to give you a thorough introduction to Creative Media and the broad range of pathways it embraces including Film, Radio, Photography and Interactive Media before choosing a specialist area to study for the end-of-year Final Major Project (FMP).


About the Course

This course is designed to give you a thorough introduction to Creative Media and the broad range of pathways it embraces separating into two pathways that are Broadcast Media (TV, Radio and Interactive Media) and Film (Editing, Sound for film and promotion)

Year One:

UCAS Points – Pass (36) Merit (60) Distinction (84)

Through a mixture of practical lessons and vocational projects, learners will have the opportunity to develop theoretical and technical skills in various areas including

The Study Programme is taught and delivered as project-based assignments, covering the fundamentals of the creative media application of contemporary journalistic skills. It will also help you get together a great portfolio of work, in preparation for University, apprenticeship and job applications.

Projects you will complete are set in creative industry contexts and include live assignments, where you have the opportunity to develop stories and campaigns for real life partners and clients. You will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with other creative media practitioners within the CRC community and the wider creative media industries.

This course is designed to give you a thorough introduction to Creative Media, exploring how it influences the world we live in. From television to cinema, radio to podcast, social media and everything in between, this course will equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in the ever-changing media industry

You will gain a broad knowledge of skills needed to work in traditional and online media. You will discover what makes a story, develop skills in digital content, television, radio and interactive media, all while practicing in our TV and radio studios.

Year Two:

UCAS Points – Pass (72) Merit (120) Distinction (168

Successful completion of the Year One qualification can lead to entry for the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Year 2. Through one-to one tutorials, workshops, and Independent Learning, learners will be expected to research, plan and produce projects tailored to their chosen pathway, which will lead to the end-of-year FMP.


This qualification helps you to progress on to: • BA/BSc/FdA at a Higher Education institution • Apprenticeships within the wider commercial/creative based industries and supported through Cambridge Regional College • Employment e.g. production assistant, runner, junior researcher, broadcast assistant, broadcast journalist

Entry Requirements

• You will need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), or Level 2 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production at a Pass,  Level 2 BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or First Diploma in Creative Media – Pass level. • GCSE English language grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) is essential and GCSE Maths grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) is highly desirable. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. A range of methods, which may include projects, assignments, case studies, course work, self-assessment, feedback from clients and panel reviews, continually assesses course work. Grades from Pass, Merit, Distinction may be awarded to course work. The Study Programmes are over 5 days each week. There is regular one to one tutorial provision.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, scheduled to be available shortly.

You can also apply through our online application form, or download a copy from our website The application form can also be found in the back of our full-time prospectus. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Cambridge Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event. At the Welcome Event you will meet the tutors and get the chance to learn more about college and your course. You will also have a discussion with one of our tutors who will look to make you a formal offer for September.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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