Lovers PCA 002

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Film, Animation & Media Production

Course Duration

2 years; full-time

Our stimulating pre-degree programme is delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn in a dedicated pre-degree campus, surrounded by creative inspiration and likeminded young people, all of whom are preparing for success in higher education and industry.

Tobie Loates
Course Leader
Tobie is the subject leader for the Extended Diploma in Photography at Arts University Plymouth. His photographic journey began in the mid-1990s shooting black and white film on a 35mm camera, before becoming fascinated with darkroom processing. After earning a BA (Hons) degree in Photomedia and Design Communication, Tobie established himself as an independent photographer, specialising in the use of classic kit, including the iconic Hasselblad film camera. Following a year teaching English in Taiwan, Tobie gained vital experience working in-house for marketing departments and assisting commercial photographers in London. With the digital revolution on the horizon, Tobie decided to turn his attention back to teaching, enrolling on a post-16 teacher training course at the University of Plymouth in 2003. Alongside developing his digital technology skills, Tobie successfully completed his PGCE placement at Arts University Plymouth - where he continues to share his passion for photography with students to this day. As subject leader, Tobie’s primary objective is to support the needs of his learners through a dynamic course that encourages creativity and professionalism, at the same time as taking students on a journey that is both fun and self-fulfilling. Year-on-year most learners achieve above the national average in their final grades, with the majority progressing onto their first choice in higher education. His considerable teaching experience has now seen him working in secondary, TEFL and both further and higher education. In 2009 he was part of a small team that wrote and validated a BA (Hons) degree in water-based image-making. This led onto many years of teaching water-based photography, where he was able to incorporate his love of the ocean and watersports into the classroom. He has personally trained and mentored many trainee lecturers over the past 10 years and since 2016 has been an external moderator for the University of the Arts London. Tobie continues to practice as a commercial freelance photographer and regularly pursues his passion for landscape photography, where he can often be seen wandering the Devon and Cornwall coastlines in search of great images. See Tobie's online portfolio on his website.
Plymouth College Of Art Prospectus 8669
Neil Rose
Neil Rose is a sonic artist and academic who specialises in electroacoustic/acousmatic music, live performance, film, animation and design. He studied sonic arts at Middlesex University, and lectures in sonic arts here at the university. Neil undertakes frequent collaborations with film and performance/live artists as well as being a successful recording artist, publishing on One C, Café Concrete and Prima Rosa records, and has had work internationally distributed and reviewed by The Wire magazine. Selected Works: Sound recording, editing for Melanie Manchot’s film ‘The Hall’Sound recording, editing and composition for Erika Tan’s film ‘Sensing Obscurity’Sound recording, editing and composition for Abigail Reynolds film work ‘Double Brass’Production of digital audio system for install in Bath ICIA for Low Profile ‘Impromptu’Design of performance interface for Mark Leahy ‘The Answering Machine’Sound editing and composing for Tom Marshman on LGBT projects delivered around the country (ongoing) ‘Move Over Darling’
Camille is trained in writing for the media. Having studied a Masters Degree at Falmouth University College in Professional Writing, Camille offers a variety of skills in this area. Amongst many, her scriptwriting, feature writing, critiquing and journalistic styles are to be admired and these excellently reflect in the classroom to the cohort of FE and occasionally HE learners. She is also a keen musician and frequently supplies students with her knowledge of music’s juxtaposition with moving image. Camille writes as a journalist in her spare time and currently collaborates with Devon’s Food and Drink Guide. Selected Works: Food and Drink GuidesTeach CalmlyPiano Lessons Plymouth