Postgraduate Diploma Online

Design, Media and Screen

University of the Arts London (UAL)

8 months
18890 GBP/year
9240 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Prepare for postgraduate study or up-skill for career progression on our Graduate Diploma: Design, Media and Screen. This course will enable you to construct and explore project ideas, conceptualise, and articulate project aspirations.


The Graduate Diploma in Design, Media and Screen (online) is a 30 week, year-long course that supports graduates to be better prepared for postgraduate study.

Building on your existing technical/professional skillset, you’ll evolve your independent learning skills. You’ll be supported to develop effective methodologies and strategies for communication and thinking, and become familiar with ways of working at postgraduate level.

Course delivery is characterised by cross-disciplinary collaborative practice and research. An integrated approach to theory and practice within an ‘online community studio’ will provide opportunities for you to establish and share your theoretical references with other students from a diverse range of educational, social, and cultural backgrounds.

This will also enable you to critically understand your practice within Design, Media, and Screen.

You’ll follow 1 of 3 pathways to support your progression towards specialist Master‘s-level study:
  • Communication Design covers areas such as data, branding, art direction, illustration, advertising, photography and graphic design.
  • Extended Reality is a term which refers to real-and-virtual combined environments, and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables. This pathway covers areas such as augmented and virtual reality (VR), user experience, interaction and games design, and time-based media.
  • Media covers areas such as journalism, media cultures/communications, advertising, public relations and publishing.
Work experience and opportunities

The course is designed to enable you to construct and explore project ideas, to conceptualise, and to articulate aspirations for projects that can either support your progression to Master’s-level study, or help you ‘upskill’ for a career transition or progression into employment.

Programme Structure

  • Research and Practice
  • Engaging with Practice
  • Project Development
  • Critical Contextualisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, from all over the world. Graduate Diploma in Design, Media and Screen attracts applicants from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Applicants will normally have a first degree or its equivalent. We welcome applications from non-traditional backgrounds and in particular mature students. Your suitability for the course is assessed through our selection criteria.

An educational level may be demonstrated by:

  • Honours degreefrom a relevant discipline;
  • Possession of equivalent qualifications;
  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required;
  • Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
APEL (Accreditation of Prior Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit, but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18890 GBP per year during 8 months.
  • National

    9240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9240 GBP per year during 8 months.


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