Are you interested in pursuing a career in the media industry? If so, the Global Academy Sixth Form’s Content Production Course may be the perfect fit for you.
This unique programme combines the study of media studies with practical skills training in the field of media content production. During your two years at Global Academy, you will have the opportunity to learn about a range of topics, including social media video and audio production, radio and podcasting, TV and YouTube, short-form content, video and audio editing, and more. You will also have the chance to work on projects such as making a podcast or radio show, editing a YouTube show/channel, creating content for our in-house production company, and more.
In addition to gaining valuable hands-on experience, you will also receive a UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology upon completion of the course. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and offers up to 168 UCAS Points, providing you with the necessary industry-relevant skills, knowledge, and understanding to access entry-level roles, training programmes, or apprenticeships in the media production sector or progress to related higher education courses in media studies.
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to work closely with media partners such as Global, ITV, Sky and more – as well as some of London’s best independent production and advertising companies – as well as the University of Arts: London College of Communication, which specialise in media studies. These partnerships will provide you with valuable industry experience and insights as you pursue a career in the field of media studies and production.
Upon graduation, you may be qualified for roles such as Broadcast Assistants, Producers, Editors, Production Coordinators, or higher education courses in Media Communications, Content Production, Radio and TV Production, Television and Live Events Production, Sound Arts, Screen Studies, and Journalism. Many of our successful alumni have gone on to work at top companies such as Global, BBC, Pinewood Studios, Disney, Facebook, TikTok, and top advertising agencies.
What makes this different from ‘typical’ media studies courses at college or sixth form?
There are a few key differences between the Global Academy Sixth Form’s Content Production Course and traditional media studies courses offered at schools and sixth forms.
First and foremost, this course focuses on both theoretical and practical learning. While you will learn about media studies concepts, you will spend much more time getting the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on media production projects and learning industry-relevant skills. This combination of theoretical and practical learning sets this course apart from traditional media studies courses that focus more on theory and less on hands-on experience.
In addition, this course includes partnerships, live briefs, work experience and classroom drop-ins with top media companies and the University of Arts: London College of Communication, which provide students with valuable industry experience and insights. This is not typically offered in traditional media studies courses at schools and sixth forms.
Finally, this course is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in the media industry. The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology qualification that students receive upon completion of the course is recognised by employers and can help students access entry-level roles, training courses, or apprenticeships in the media production sector or progress to related higher education courses. Traditional media studies courses at school may not have the same focus on career preparation.
The Global Academy Sixth Form’s Content Production Course is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in media studies and media production. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that will allow them to put their skills and knowledge into practice.
Some examples of the types of projects students may work on include:
- Making a podcast or radio show: Students will have the chance to produce and host their own podcast or radio show, learning about audio production and editing, scripting, and engaging audiences.
- Editing a YouTube show/channel: Students will learn about video editing and production as they create and edit content for a YouTube show or channel.
- Creating content for our in-house production company: Students will work on projects for our in-house production company, learning about the entire production process from research and planning to execution and evaluation.
- Making a web documentary: Students will have the opportunity to produce a web documentary, learning about researching, planning, and producing a long-form video project.
- Audio imaging and production: Students will learn about creating audio imaging and other audio elements for media content.
- Branded content for an advertiser: Students will work on creating branded content for an advertiser, learning about creating content that meets the needs of a specific client.
- Making a showreel or demo: Students will have the opportunity to create a showreel or demo to showcase their skills and abilities to potential employers or higher education programs.
These projects will give students the chance to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting, preparing them for success in their future careers in the media industry.
To be considered for this course, you will need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above and demonstrate a passion and interest in the creative industry during your interview.
If you are ready to gain practical skills and industry insights in the exciting field of media studies and media content production, consider applying to the Global Academy Sixth Form’s Content Production Course. With a focus on both theoretical and practical learning, this course will provide you with the skills and experience you need to succeed in the creative industry. Our partnerships with top media companies and the University of Arts: London College of Communication ensure that you receive the highest quality education and training, setting you up for success in your future career.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take your first steps toward a fulfilling career in the media industry. Apply to the Global Academy Sixth Form’s Content Production Course today and start building the skills and connections you need to succeed.