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.
Face to face
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.
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.
• 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.