This is an industry led, one-year course, equivalent to 4 GCSEs, which will allow progression to the Level 3 course and or industry. Starting with studying towards an Award which will later on lead to Diploma. We are working with industry professionals to ensure that this course provides you with the skills you need for a career in this industry. Students will be given a broad introduction to creative media production that will develop their understanding of the interrelated nature of the discipline. Technical production processes are used to develop skills in film making, radio, animation and graphics. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills whilst continuing to investigate the range of alternative career opportunities available in creative media production.
What will I learn?
You will learn a broad range of skills in digital media, to include film making and pre-production, editing, radio production (in our purpose built radio station) as well as photography and graphics. You will be taught by experienced and dedicated lecturers in excellent purpose-built digital media facilities.
- Pre-production and research
- Video Editing
- Graphic Design
- Audio Production
- Understanding the media industries
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a range of practical methods as well as theory. The qualifications will encourage student recognition of the broader context within which the media industries operate and the necessity to develop transferable skills to ensure an effective contribution to both the immediate and future development of those industries.
To be a successful applicant to our programme in Creative Media you should have the following qualifications: be aged 16-19 and have minimum achievement 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English or equivalent Functional Skills Literacy qualification.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Progression onto a Level 3 qualification such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma Digital Creative Media Production. Level 3 courses provide a transferrable skills base for preparation for university or working within the creative media industries.
Cost of Study
This course is fully funded for students who are 16-18 years of age. Starter kit, materials costs and trips: £220
You will be taught by experienced and dedicated lecturers in excellent purpose-built digital media facilities that have been awarded Skillset Academy for digital media status by the Learning & Skills Council.