Level 4 Professional Diploma in Digital Media Creative Enterprise

Develop skills essential for the creative industries on this one-year course offered at our Colchester and Braintree campuses.

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop their careers as creative professionals.

Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

Course Purpose

This qualification is designed for students who wish to start up their own project or company and wish to explore and extend their creative practice within the creative industries.

It can be used as a starting point for students who have identified a specific project that they wish to work on or to enable them to explore the basis of entrepreneurial activity by developing essential business and management skills in order to identify and respond to business opportunities in the creative sector.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is suitable for students who have an interest in starting up their own projects or company and wish to explore and extend their creative practice via a full-time or part-time immersive learning experience.

The qualification is also appropriate for students wishing to continue their education through applied learning, by locating that learning within a professional context in which they can work alongside industry experts to gain first-hand industry experience.

What will I learn?

This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their employability by developing their creative enterprise skills, expanding their industry contact base while developing their start-up projects and professional practice.

The qualification has been developed in collaboration with representatives from industry, universities, further education colleges and employers to ensure it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare them for employment, including self-employment and/or support a role in the workplace in the creative industries.

The objectives of this qualification are to give students the opportunity to:

  1. Develop and demonstrate enterprise and entrepreneurial skills necessary to the creative industries
  2. Develop and define their artistic ambitions and creative ideas
  3. Build up their professional practice and independently initiate their creative projects
  4. Achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification
Entry Requirements
  • Satisfactory results (Pass/Merit/Distinction) in relevant Level 3 qualifications (BTEC/UAL or A Levels), supported by 5 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths
  • A creative media/games design portfolio and an interview
Course Progression

Employment in the creative industry setting up your own creative company or progress directly into employment, in roles such as freelancer, account manager, consultant, talent manager, games developer, animator, director or producer within the creative industries.

This qualification will support you to develop a portfolio of work, enabling you to progress to higher education courses or conservatoires.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Digital Media Creative Enterprise
Qualification: UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise
LevelLevel 4
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)18 Year Olds: Free
19+: £4,670
Awarding/Validation BodyUniversity of the Arts London


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