Graduate Diploma in Media Production Graduate Diploma

About the course

This course is designed to equip students who do not currently have the language skills to proceed directly to Masters level study in the UK with the necessary English language background and experience of English academic culture to allow them to undertake postgraduate study in the UK.

Through a broadly based programme of scholastic and English language preparation, the Graduate Diploma offers a grounding in academic content and in the key personal, conceptual and linguistic skills articulated below. 

Subject specific computing modules will draw extensively on current material from appropriate sources and students will have opportunities to develop and enhance the broadest range of transferable skills so that they are able to perform effectively on a postgraduate course in Media Production.

In particular, students completing the programme will have developed:

  • critical writing skills appropriate for work at Masters level.  These will include academic essay writing, reports, analyses of case studies (where appropriate), critiques of literature including the ability to assess the quality of journal articles and an awareness of the dangers of relying on single sources in making judgements;
  • advanced oral communication skills, and the opportunity to demonstrate these in both individual and group presentations;
  • effective transferable skills in problem solving, decision making and critical thinking;
  • team working and interaction skills including planning, managing priorities, managing time and negotiating;
  • an ability to analyse and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources;
  • secondary research skills including collation and analysis of data in the public domain, conducting literature reviews and drafting reports.

At the same time students will have the opportunity to consolidate their subject specific skills by studying two subject specific topics.

Key facts

UCAS course code: TBC

Duration: 1 year full-time

Institution code: D26

Teaching and assessment

Each module of the programme will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories and electronic-lessons as appropriate. Material delivered in the lectures is complemented by practical work delivered through a laboratory or tutorial. All face-to-face sessions take place at the Leicester City Centre campus. Handouts from these sessions are available through the e-learning system we use called Blackboard.

Course modules

This course will give you the requisite skills to allow you to progress to post-graduate study in Media Production. It is a mixture of English and academic skill development alongside subject study that will help you to consolidate your subject knowledge.

You will study 4 modules each worth 30 credits. Two of the modules are taught throughout the year and two are each taught in a term. The course will be taught between September and June.

Modules for the Graduate Diploma in Media Production
 Term 1
 Term 2
 Research and academic skills development
 English for Technology
Post-Production for Video and Film
Advanced Imaging Technology

Fees and funding


International Fees: TBC

Contact details

For further information and admissions advice

Study enquiries:  +44 (0) 116  2 50 60 70

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