Media Production Intermediate - MK College

Media Production Intermediate

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Qualifications within this level:

UAL Level 1 Media & Animation

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

In the last few years, there has been a 24% rise in jobs in this sector, due to the demand for more and more content. Careers cover everything from camera operators, to animators and directors. The opportunity for progression is huge, with TV and film being one of the most globally dominating industries. The UK film sector contributes approximately £1.3bn to the economy and has the third-largest consumer market worldwide for filmed entertainment.

What will I do

Using our media studio and editing facilities, you will develop the technical skills that are used in the industry today. These skills are developed over a series of projects that will allow you to learn and demonstrate a wide range of pre-production, production and post-production skills.

The projects you will work on will include short films, documentaries, music videos and advertisements, giving you a wide range of skills in filming and editing techniques for different briefs. The skills you develop will be brought to life in an industry setting, as we will support you in finding relevant work experience.

Level 1 Art, Design and Media

Introduction to basic skills & techniques within Art, Design & Media
Painting, drawing & printmaking
Digital photography & media
Artist research & interpretation
Writing skills and methods to assess others work

Level 2 Creative Media Production & Technology 

Research techniques
Contextual studies

If you need to retake your GCSE English and maths or study functional skills, you will be able to do so alongside this course.

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What’s next?

Once you have successfully completed the Level 1 in Media and Animation you will have the opportunity to progress on a Level 2 course which will help you define your career aspirations further: Level 2 Art & Design, Level 2 Media, Level 2 Creative Digital Arts. The Level 2 course will prepare you to progress on to study Media Production Advanced.

Is it for me?

Are you a TV or film buff? Always creating and editing videos on your phone? Do you love the visual effects you see in music videos and adverts? If you’ve got a passion for media production and want to take your first steps into the industry, this course will introduce you to the professional skills needed to progress.

You must have creative flair, an eye for detail and great communication skills in order to bring to life a project brief. If you have all this, an exciting career in media production could be ahead of you.

Future Career Opportunities


Level 1: 4 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above, or an Entry Level 3 qualification on ESOL or equivalent.

Level 2: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English and Maths


Level 1:

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 – Level 1
Unit 8. Art, design and media project – Level 2

Level 2:

Unit 1. Introduction to creative media methods and skills
Unit 2. Introduction to production techniques in creative media
Unit 3. Understanding an audience in creative media production
Unit 4. Contextual research for creative media production
Unit 5. Exploring audio production and technology
Unit 6. Exploring visual production and technology
Unit 7. Exploring interactive media production and technology
Unit 8. Personal project and presentation in creative media production – Level 2
Unit 9. Personal project and presentation in creative media production – Level 3


Assessment is ongoing through workshops, skills building and project work tied to assignment briefs, with assessments point throughout the year. There is a Final Major Project in the Summer term in which you will achieve your overall grade for the course.


Your progress will be monitored on regular basis through 121s with your course team leader and a Progress Mentor assigned to you. In addition, at the end of every brief, you will receive written feedback that outlines what you have done well and areas for you to focus on going forward.


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