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Media Production and Technology — Level 3 Diploma

Media, Journalism and Production

Course ID: 174252

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Level 3 UAL Diploma.
  • Our course is led by experienced and passionate media professionals.
  • Complete work experience across Merseyside and boost your employability.
  • We are Liverpool's only integrated media course at our city centre campus.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the media sector.
  • Progress to a higher education course with us or kick-start your career on course completion.
  • Study in our inclusive and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

This course is the perfect first step towards a career in one of the most exciting industries there is – the media. If you dream of working in TV, being a film director or writing the news, then this is the course for you.

As Liverpool’s only integrated media course at a large city centre college campus, this is the perfect alternative to A-levels. As well as a full study programme, you will also have the opportunity to undertake relevant work experience for media outlets across Merseyside.

Led by a team of former media professionals, this programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast-faced environment of print, online and broadcast journalism and the media sector. You will learn by investigating the world of media and completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. Successful completion of the course will give you the opportunity to progress to a related higher education course, or a career in the creative media sector in a wide variety of job roles.

This is a unique media course which encompasses broadcast and journalism and includes a variety of news production methods found in the modern multi-media newsroom. So if you want to be a director or filmmaker, an editor or journalist look no further. You will write and create live news, writing scripts for broadcast, and using radio skills to create podcasts.
By the end of the course you will know how to source, edit and produce digital content and write features on current issues. Modules in the first year include creating your own digital magazine, making a film and launching a media campaign. In the second year our students learn all about digital photography and even make a TV documentary.
You will learn how to improve your writing style, how to conduct interviews and how to improve your chance of making it in this competitive industry. You will go out filming and learn how to shoot video on our industry-standard cameras and edit your footage using the latest software. You will learn to use all the tools needed – from editing images in Photoshop to going live on YouTube.


UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Progression opportunities include:

Media Production UAL Foundation Diploma
NCTJ in Journalism
HNC in Media Production (to be offered from 2019)
Employment and Industry

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have a Full Level 3 qualification, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and hold a Full Level 3 qualification at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 4670.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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