MCAST Advanced Diploma in Creative Media Production

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Creative Media Production

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Creative Media Production
Course Code AD4-02-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Art and Design


MCAST Diploma in Media or 4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: Art or English Language or Music Studies

Other Entry Requirements Interview
Course Description This diploma opens up a range of pathways leading to careers within various media sectors. After the successful completion of this course, students may choose to work in video production, television, sound, interactive media and sectors of the film industry.

This programme gives learners a broad introduction to the various aspects of audio-visual production. It provides students with a solid foundation in the underlying theories, while also covering practical areas in camera and audio techniques and video editing. Knowledge and technical competences are linked through a number of assignment briefs, which give students the opportunity to apply theories learnt to practical audio-visual production work. Throughout this course, students learn to work within teams, taking up different roles in a number of audio-visual productions.

Study/Course Delivery This programme is delivered over a series of practical workshops and theoretical lectures. Learners are often required to work in teams for the completion of their projects and assignments, which are generally based on real life cases. Media students have the opportunity to use the latest industry-standard camera and editing technology.
Assessment Media students are assessed on their knowledge and practical learning skills in media studies. Learners are assessed against set criteria provided in a number of assignment briefs, for which they have to present evidence to support the achievement of key competences.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Show a broad understanding of the television and film industries

2. Use industry standard equipment and digital applications

3. Produce audio-visual work according to set briefs

4. Evaluate own and others’ audio-visual productions.

Core Study Units
  • Introduction to Video Technologies
  • Introduction to Sound Technologies
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Pre-Production and Research Techniques
Specialist Units
  • Audio Production Processes and Techniques
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Interviewing and Communication Skills
  • Graphic Design for the Moving Image
  • Advertising Production
  • Contextual Studies and the Moving Image Industries
  • Motion Graphics
  • Multi-Camera Techniques
  • Sound for the Moving Image
  • Digital Post Production for the Moving Image
  • Music Recording
  • Music Video Production
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Media Production

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography

Career Opportunities
  • Assistant camera person
  • Assistant audio person
  • Assistant video editor
  • Film Production Runner
  • TV Production Runner