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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
9.2 Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ003537
Price:
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Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40012657

Qualification Summary

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to creative industries. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes. The mandatory unit is an introduction to the creative media industry to allow learners to have a good understanding of what the sector covers. Learners will have the opportunity to select a range of optional units which will allow them some breadth to their interests.

Many learners join degrees related to creative industries after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies.

Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills.


Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

The Creative Media Industry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030648
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Research Group

Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

Final Major Project for Performing Arts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030650
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Research and Creative Development

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025822
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Visual Research for Creative Industries

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031774
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Optional Units: Graded

Learners must complete 36 credits from this group.

3D Design

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014861
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Choreograph Dance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031581
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Costume Design: Development

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030654
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Developing Contemporary Dance Techniques

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030676
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Digital Sound and Video Capture

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029508
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Event Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU017364
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Exploring Different Journalistic Genres

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026246
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Film Editing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030680
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Graphics and Animation

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011416
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Interpret Designs for Sets and Props

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030683
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Introduction to News Journalism

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026232
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Local News Journalism

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026223
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Multimedia Practice

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026225
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Music Performance Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031583
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Operating Lighting for a Live Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030685
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Performing Arts in the Community

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030658
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Produce copy for digital media communication

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026353
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Radio Journalism

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030664
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Radio Production

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030662
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Remixing and Reworking Music

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030689
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Script Writing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030660
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Self Promotion and Contracts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030656
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Sound Effect Techniques

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030674
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Source Costumes, Materials and Equipment for a Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030652
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Stage Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031579
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Studio Recording Techniques

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030687
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The Design Process

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029554
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Using Context to Adapt Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030646
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Video Pre-Production

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030678
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Visual Studies 2D

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025820
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Writing for Magazines

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026234
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Ungraded Units

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Study Skills for Creative Arts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025980
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Optional Units: Ungraded

Learners must complete 9 credits from this group

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Craft Tools, Equipment, Materials and Techniques

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031585
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Developing Professional Attributes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025278
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Introduction to 3D

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU008279
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Mathematics - Calculations

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007516
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025450
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025796
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Speaking and Listening Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029632
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Writing reports

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026155
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Intended learner groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.
c) To provide preparation for study in UK HEIs.

How this diploma meets learners' needs

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of knowledge will be acquired which support an understanding of creative industries’ topics including practical, creativity-based units, technical units and those linked to different aspects of media, this will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto the relevant degrees.


What this diploma covers

The units include a balance of units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area.


Delivery methods

Face to face
Blended learning
Online

Work placements would also be beneficial to widen opportunities.

Throughout the diploma, learners should research the work of other artists/ /specialists in the medium as a way of underpinning knowledge and to use as a means of developing own style.

Assessment Methods
Essays, projects, presentations, self-evaluation, sketchbooks, artefacts, portfolio of evidence, report, creation of scripts, articles, production diary, worksheets, promotional campaign, recording campaign


Successful completion criteria

Learners will probably require a pass in maths and English at GCSE level or a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths to progress onto a degree course.

Progression routes

• BA (Hons) Animation
• BSc (Hons) Creative Computing
• BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology
• BA (Hons) Digital Photography
• BA (Hons) Graphic Design
• BA (Hons) Acting
• BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice
• BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
• BA (Hons) Media Performance for Film, TV and Theatre
• BA (Hons) Music Technology
• Filmmaking BA (Hons)
• Photography, Video and Digital Imaging BA (Hons)
• BA (Hons) Business of the Creative Industries
• BA (Hons) Journalism and Media Production

Provider approval criteria

Depending on the choice of unit, centres will require access to relevant software, hardware and technical equipment as well as facilities for productions of films and performance.

Funding information

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