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

Media Creative Writing

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.

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Location Date
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: 14th September 2020

Course code: C021502 / Q021574

Qualification

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Duration

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).

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.

Progression

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, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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