Creative Media Production CertHE

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Duration: 2 Semesters
6 Modules
5970,00 £ + 25,00 £ Reg. Fee
Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education


This Higher Education online course is for anyone interested in a successful career in creative media. Learn real-life and cutting-edge industry skills for tomorrow’s workplace.

Our Creative Media Production course is for people who want to develop their career in creative media. This course provides an insight into the rapidly evolving media landscape, giving you contemporary real-world, cutting-edge industry skills, aimed at preparing you for a career in today’s (& tomorrow’s) global creative industries.

Employers now demand creative skills in areas like vlogging, mobile filmmaking, podcasting, creativity, collaboration, communication and storytelling *(LinkedIn research).

This innovative and forward-thinking course is a unique offering – delivered entirely online, by world-class talent, using state-of-the-art e-learning technologies.

Whether you want to work in a team creating content for social media, vlogs & viral marketing, or you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or key influencer – this is exactly the course for you. See how far your dreams can take you.

Online learning allows students to study from home, fitting in the weekly content around work or family life, but studying with the support of the online GoCreate Academy community. This means that you will never feel isolated in your studies, but always supported and encouraged to develop your own creative voice.

Working in the Creative Industries: Employability

This module will provide you with knowledge of the formation and development of the global creative industries and the various potential employment strands available within it. You will gain an understanding of the numerous income streams available for creatives and be able to evaluate which of these are most suitable for different career paths. You will also obtain an understanding of the various support organisations available within the fields of creative production.

Creative Storytelling: Understanding

You will gain an appreciation and knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the art of creative storytelling. In applying the skills you have learnt in your Audio Media Skills module, you will apply these to both practical and theoretical creative storytelling skills, which are vital attributes of a 21st Century creative professional.

Audio Media Skills: Doing/Practical

You will develop fundamental skills in audio recording, editing and production and acquire the practical expertise needed in the field of creative media. This module will equip you with comprehensive practical skills, which you will be able to deliver with confidence throughout the entirety of your CertHE qualification, and into your future studies or industry work.

Creative Collaboration: Employability

You will develop an understanding of the key attributes of creative collaboration, including problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills. These skills will be developed through knowledge and understanding of online collaborative tools, group project collaboration, working through and resolving conflict scenarios, negotiation techniques and industry focused challenges. Working in conjunction with the knowledge obtained in your ‘Working in Creative Industries’ module, different types of collaborative partnerships will also be discussed

Presenting & Communication: Understanding

This module aims to develop an understanding of how to communicate to and with others, covering topics including: Understanding presentation and image, looking after your voice, presenting with confidence, using autocue, creating a good first impression, understanding non- verbal communication, active listening and how to deliver an engaging presentation.  You will be working collaboratively with your fellow students and with industry experts to assess your communication skills. Working through a variety of topics to help with delivering a clear presentation, which matches and complements the content of your creative media output.

Visual Media Skills: Doing

You will develop fundamental skills in video recording, editing and production and acquire the practical expertise needed in the field of creative media. This module will prepare you with comprehensive practical skills, which you will be able to deliver with confidence throughout the entirety of your CertHE qualification and into your future studies or industry work.

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We are looking for people who can demonstrate their passion for creative industries and an ability to successfully complete a Higher Education program. This will initially be assessed through your personal statement, which should include any previous study or relevant experience in media. Our Admissions Team will look at the merits of each applicant, taking the following evidence into consideration:

  • Personal statement
  • Predicted or previously attained grades
  • Examples of work
  • References
  • Relevant work experience

Applicants may be asked to complete a written exercise and/or attend an interview.

Where conditional offers are made, typical offers will be set as

  • 96 UCAS points, plus GCSE
  • English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C), or suitable Level 2 equivalents.

International applicants will also require an

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 in every category)

Offers can also be made for exceptional applicants who demonstrate their ability through examples of previous work and/or attainment in previous academic study.

Applicants without formal qualifications or who have achieved academic qualifications lower than the typical conditional offer may be considered on the strength of relevant prior learning
and experience, demonstrated through an interview, written exercise and portfolio of work.

  • Students can pay for their course fee directly to GoCreate Academy via our website or apply for student finance through the University of West London (UWL) via the Student Loans Company (SLC). For admissions related enquiries please contact the UWL admissions team via email [email protected] or telephone 0208 231 2220.
  • For students not using student finance via SLC for all of our accredited programmes who have any questions please contact [email protected]

In order to undertake study for the CertHE in Creative Media Production, you will need access to the following:

  • Access to the internet
  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (Mac OS, Windows 8 upwards or Linux)
  • Preferably Intel i7 processor upwards, minimum 8GM RAM, 50GB of free HardDrive space.
  • Audio Speakers
  • Headphones
  • Optional Audio Interface
  • Broadcast quality Microphone (USB or XLR)

Susan Hickey

Susan Hickey (M.A.), is GoCreate Academy’s cofounder
& an award-winning media presenter and producer. As a presenter of the UK Channel 4’s flagship online show, Susan carved out a flourishing career – presenting shows in countries across Europe on TV, radio and online. Susan regularly hosts famous events around the world like the Cannes Film Festival, UEFA Super Cup, Sony World Photography awards often in several languages.

Liam O’Brien

Liam O’Brien (M.A.), is an award-winning radio producer, podcaster and documentary maker. His work has been broadcast all over the world, in addition to winning over 70 awards for his creative radio productions. Liam is the head of Irish radio’s (RTÉ) globally- renowned, Documentary on One unit, during his tenure, they have won more than 300 national and international awards across the world. Liam has the unique honour of being the only person to win the Prix Europa three times.

Cielo de la Paz

Cielo’s work with mobile devices came to prominence in 2014 when her photos and videos were featured in Apple’s Shot on iPhone ad campaign. With this exposure, many people turned to Cielo to teach them how to take better photos and videos with their iPhones. Cielo taught her first iPhone videography class in 2015, and to date has taught over 20,000 students worldwide.
Cielo teaches mobile fim making for iPhone, Android, and any device that allows for better mobility and easier storytelling. Cielo speaks and teaches globally at conferences and institutions such as Stanford, Google, Canadian Government, Mojofest Ireland, CreativeLive & of course, GoCreate Academy!

Eugene Ruane

Eugene Ruane (B.A), is an award-winning Senior Copywriter, Creative Director, Group-head and Author. He spent 17 years at Saatchi & Saatchi London – going from junior copywriter to senior writer, group-head and a director of the company. He then went on to work around the world for McCann Erickson satellite, Amster Yard in New York, Saatchis in New Zealand, Publicis in Dublin.

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) is a qualification that equals the first year of an undergraduate degree.

You can find more details about Certificates of Higher Education here.

Most people will take CertHE after they have completed college or sixth form qualifications like BTECS or A-Levels. Sometimes people will choose to take a gap year before they start, or even spend some time working before they begin.

Students study three modules concurrently per semester. This is a full time distance learning course and during each semester we recommend students study for around 30 hours per week. There are three thirty-minute Masterclasses and three hour-long interactive classes per week, plus various scheduled 1-2-1 Live Tutorials throughout each term.

Certificates of Higher Education are perfect for people who want a recognised qualification from a university, but do not want to yet commit to taking a full undergraduate degree qualification. You don’t have to commit to three years of study when you begin.

A popular option with people who complete a Certificate of Higher Education is to carry on studying for one or two more years to gain an undergraduate degree. Of course, not everyone does this, and it is also common for people to go on to start a career in the area in which they have studied.
We offer the courses at £5970 a year + £25 reg fee. We offer different payment plans for students to help spread out the cost if you don’t want to pay it all up front. Also, if you are in the UK* student finance is there to help out with a loan to cover the cost of this, and the good thing is that you don’t have to start paying it back until you have got a job and are earning enough money to do so. You can learn more about student finance on the University Student Finance page. 

Yes – the CertHE is delivered and assessed completely online. 

You are assessed via course work submissions.
Formative assessment (exercise) is designed to give you performance feedback, designed to help you improve both their grades and learning style.
Summative assessment is designed to measure the extent to which you have achieved the learning outcomes of a module – the specific skills and knowledge that you are expected to demonstrate as a result of taking a GCA module. This will determine the grade you will be awarded.You will be asked to produce work in a wide variety of formats including:

  • Compositions
  • Creative Projects
  • Written work
  • Presentations
  • Discussions
  • Recordings

Throughout your course you will be supported by your Course Leader who will answer enquiries about your course experience and who will ensure you are happy with the service we offer. For your learning pathway you will be in constant contact with your dedicated module leader, a carefully selected and trained professional music (Media for CMP) producer/instructor. You will be able to contact them via the student forum, raise any issues that you may encounter, and receive a timely response. You will also be able to participate in a weekly interactive workshop, where you can raise specific questions related to the module you are currently taking. Students also have access to extensive online resources for academic and technical support in addition to the staff (academic and administrative) who will be able to support you throughout your course.

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