Games and Media Production Level 1 Diploma – UAL

What is this course about?

This course is designed for students who want to progress to our Level 2 Games and Broadcast Media course. Are you interested not only in playing video games, but in how they work, and how technologies such as iPhone, social networks, and motion-sensing controllers are changing the games industry and have an interest in the world of Film/TV or Radio Broadcasting? If so, then this course is an ideal way for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills.
The course will help you to develop the knowledge and technical skills required to progress to Level 2 in Computer Games Design or onto other Creative Media Production courses.
You will gain a solid foundation in media and computer games principles and technologies, will explore a range of software and techniques as well as learning how to develop your own ideas and designs.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or another relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/ assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

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Games and Media Production Level 1 Diploma – UAL

Start: 07/09/2020
Days: Mon
Time: 09:00-16:00

How is it taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course as well as organising any support that you may need.
The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self directed study.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by continual assessment, and learners will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can get the support of one of our mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.

What else do I need to know?

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.

What could I do next?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Computer Games Design. Alternatively you could progress to one of our other Creative Media or Art & Design courses such as Graphic Design and Digital Imaging or Broadcast Media (Film/TV and Radio), depending on where your interests lie.


Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operates sound mixing and dubbing equipment to obtain desired mix, level and balance of sound.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Operates equipment to record, edit and play back films and television programmes.
  • Checks operation and positioning of projectors, vision and sound recording equipment, and mixing and dubbing equipment.
  • Controls transmission, broadcasting and satellite systems for television and radio programmes, identifies and solves related technical problems.
  • Takes, records and manipulates digital images and digital video footage.
  • Photographs subject or follows action by moving camera.
  • Operates scanning equipment to transfer image to computer and manipulates image to achieve the desired effect.
  • Inserts lenses and adjusts aperture and speed settings as necessary.
  • Arranges subject, lighting, camera equipment and any microphones.
  • Selects subject and conceives composition of picture or discusses composition with colleagues.




2019 380
2020 384
2021 387


£20,509 10%
£24,398 25%
£29,973 50%
£37,128 75%
£49,046 90%


23 new openings per year


16-24 15.59%
25-34 28.7%
35-44 29.21%
45-54 16.39%
55-64 8.61%
65+ 1.48%


Level 0 0.48%
Level 1 2.31%
Level 2 12.57%
Level 3 25.99%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 36.39%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.32%
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