UAL Level Two Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

The Level Two Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of media-related subjects, including games design, website design, film, TV, radio, sound engineering and others.

The content of the UAL Level Two Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology was developed with universities, further education colleges, 6th form colleges and employers to ensure that it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to progress to the next level of education and training.

The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in media, often a specific discipline such as games design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (e.g. games designer, app designer, broadcast technician, cameraman, director etc), using this qualification as a starting point.  

What will I study?

The qualification is made up of nine units and students must successfully complete eight of them; seven are mandatory and one unit is optional from a choice of two. All units relate to the creative media sector, all are delivered through vocational learning, and collectively they total 480 Guided Learning Hours.

  • Introduction to creative media methods and skills
  • Introduction to production techniques in creative media
  • Understanding an audience in creative media production
  • Contextual research for creative media production
  • Exploring audio production and technology
  • Exploring visual production and technology
  • Exploring interactive media production and technology
  • Personal project and presentation in creative media production

How will I be assessed?

UAL programmes are assessed continually through coursework projects, with a final major project at the end of the year. The final major project is the only graded element of the course, allowing for the diverse nature of personal progression more than individually graded units.

Entry requirements

Level 1 in Media or equivalent


4 GCSEs at A* - D, 3 – 9 (must include English)

What next?

We have designed the curriculum of the UAL Level 2 to provide learners with the correct skills and aptitudes to progress on to the UAL level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses Autumn Part-time Course Guide 2022