UAL Level 1 Diploma in Media

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Media

Subject Area: Media

Course Overview

This study programme provides a basic introduction to the subjects of media, music technology and games design. The course offers introductory units in many of the key areas:

  • Film and Television
  • Animation and Soundtracks
  • Music production and Recording
  • Photography and Interactive Media
  • Games Engines and Concept Art It is a dynamic and interesting course that is suitable for you if you have little or no experience of Media but lots of enthusiasm. The media course is 100% coursework and will end with a final major project that you can specialise in one of the three areas.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

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Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Animation Studio| TV Studio | Control Room | Control Room Audio | Photography Studio | Photography Dark Room | Radio Station

  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: DMN91F0

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade E (grade 2) including English Language/Entry Level functional skills English, pass a skill based test where appropriate, meeting and suitable reference.

Course Highlights

You will study in a professional and vocational environment, using industry standard equipment in our fantastic facilities.

You will be taught by media professionals and explore the areas of art, design and media.

You will also get to experience media outside of the classroom, as you go on trips such as visiting the Harry Potter Experience tour.  

Next Steps

75% of students progressed to level 2 programmes at Suffolk New College including Level 2 Media, Art & Design and Music Technology. 25% of student have achieved employment or are seeking employment in the creative industries.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ please contact 

Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at 

Additional Costs

There is a £50 Trips and Materials payment to be made, to cover specialist workshop materials and experiences.

Dan Loe - BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media

All the help and support I have needed to get me through this course has been really good. I have really enjoyed learning the huge range of different media software. The students I have met on the course have become great friends.