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Creative Writing for Media (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you believe that creative writing is one of life’s great pleasures.

The media industry is always on the lookout for new ideas, whether it be for television, radio, games or film. Of course anyone can post their creative writing on a blog, but could you make money for it if it was a script? Could you produce excerpts in different formats so you can sell your material more easily? Do you know how to present and layout your ideas for industry movers and shakers? Could you write in someone else’s voice?

You’ll learn to develop your writing and apply it to different media formats. You will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of work and produce excerpts using audio and video to advertise your skills. You will gain an understanding of genre in media writing and learn how to create stories that appeal to audiences. You will also learn how to present your work for professional submission and how to pitch and explain your work to stand the best chance of making money from your skills.

You can expect a range of assessments and creative projects plus a final major project at the end of each year. You will examine the work of successful writers from the industry and be encouraged to develop your own style. You will complete 90 credits in Year 1 and gain a standalone qualification. On successful completion of this, you will progress into Year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

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How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C028294 / Q021504


UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths at grades 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 9–4 (A*–C), or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE grade 9–4 (A*–C).

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is continuous and will consist of a portfolio of reports, presentations and creative projects plus a final major project at the end of each year.


Choose to follow with university-level study and a career where high quality writing plays a role – from marketing and business through to audio, film, television and web-based production.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen

Our hands-on courses are aligned with careers which means our students regularly put the skills they learn into practice.

Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen talks about the newly built Digital Media Centre based at the City Hub, which features future ready technology providing our students with the experience, knowledge and professional skills ready for when they enter the media industry.