Creative Enterprise (UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma)

Creative Enterprise (UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma)

Subject Area: Media

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 150475
  • Entry Requirements

    Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, including GCSE English Language and/or maths at grade 4(C) or above (or equivalent)

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    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    If you are a creative person that wants to set up your own business or practice as a freelancer or entrepreneur, then this course is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to develop your career as a professional, with a creative flair to support your success.

    This qualification is suitable for students who don’t yet want to progress to university or apprenticeship straight after sixth form or L3, but wish to turn their ideas and creativity into a commercial venture.

    You can use this qualification to support yourself whilst starting up, or explore your entrepreneurial skills and creativity whist helping with the business side of things (setting up yourself as a freelancer or LLP/company, how to network as an entrepreneur, how to write a business plan to pitch to 'dragons' or crowd funding site etc.) You will also have a chance to share your journey and ideas at the world-renowned D&AD Festival and Awards.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    If you wish to start your own creative business or become a freelancer, this qualification will support you to think about how you set yourself up as an independent consultant or practitioner. Whilst the focus of the programme is creativity, this can apply to any business proposal or area where the ability to work independently and be solution-focused is fundamental to the success and sustainability of your career plan.

    Taught by successful media professionals and entrepreneurs, the course will offer an exciting insight into how businesses now need to be technology savvy, sustainable and creatively problem solving in order to flourish and survive.

    You may also be able to put your skills to use outside the College, by being part of a student company that supports different live projects.

    Core Skills Covered: Communication | IT Skills | Analytical Skills | Project Management | Research | Teamwork

    Next Steps

    The course has been designed to help you progress into your own business, related degree, or higher apprenticeship. You will also be given tailored advice and guidance from your personal tutor about your next steps.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    There is a £80 trips payment to be made, to cover trips and experiences (this does not cover opportunities that may be available for trips abroad). These will include trips to conventions that will be supported by visits from guest speakers and industry professionals.