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Creative Media Production Beginner (Level 1)

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Creative Media Production Beginner (Level 1)

This 1 year course is designed for those with an interest in photography, graphics and media. Throughout the course you will get the opportunity to try many different aspects of Digital Media to discover what you enjoy and what you have a talent for. You will be taught by tutors that have industry experience in many different fields.

At the end of your first year you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 2 Digital Media, which will give you the chance to further your skills.

You will experience a variety of different aspects of production and consider the professional approach to these aspects. You will plan a produce some interesting products and can form the basis of a successful portfolio of work.

You will experience working as part of a larger group, will have a chance to collaborate with others and have your work produced with the help of professional filmmakers.

You will explore elements of digital media production and also explore other aspects of performing arts and production design including makeup and costume.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades 9-1 OR equivalent, and a keen interest in the subject.

Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

What qualification will I gain?

UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through several projects, which will finish with a final project that will determine your final grade for the year. The final project will determine the grade at pass, merit or distinction.

Course content

What will I study?

  • Unit 1: Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
  • Unit 2: Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
  • Unit 3: Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media
  • Unit 4: Solving 2D creative problems
  • Unit 5: Solving 3D creative problems
  • Unit 6: Solving time-based creative problems
  • Unit 7: Art, design and media project

The UAL Awarding Body Level 1 Award in Art, Design & Media is designed to provide an opportunity for those with an interest in art, design and media to explore materials, methods and processes that support many art, design and media activities, and to begin to develop related skills.

What skills will I gain?

  • Versatile presentation skills.
  • Research and development
  • Narrative storytelling
  • Presentation
  • Production, Pre and post


Next steps

Course progression:

  • Level 2 Creative Media Production and Technology

Career progression:

  • Graphic design
  • Film
  • Advertising/marketing
  • Podcasting

Additional information

Course costs / equipment

  • Students must bring headphones
  • All trips are not mandatory, but tickets to attend all will likely be around £150+

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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  • Greater Manchester
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  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.