What is the programme structure?
The course is based on practical and academic activities including units that are project based. Students will experience a range of digital media subjects including games design, website production, animation, tv & film production and moving graphics. They will explore techniques allowing them to develop creativity, express personal interests and generate ideas. Despite the practical nature of the course, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the historical and cultural context of digital media and produce critical and evaluative research in order to guide their own practice. Students will also compile work together to create a showreel ready for their next step.
Who is the programme for?
This level 2 study programme is designed for 16-18 students with a keen interest in different aspects of media production such as animation, games design, website production, media (tv & film) and moving graphics.
How long does it take to complete?
The course is 1 academic year in duration
What qualifications do I need?
4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or equivalent (including GCSE English), or a Level 1 qualification.
You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio.
What does it include?
This course is part of a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further education or employment.
The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.
As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.
Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which will include work experience and possibly live projects.
Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Classes are taught in specialist Mac suites and students have access to Final Cut Pro, the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator...) Unreal and 3DS Max.
Will there be any extra costs involved?
The cost of trips varies from year to year and detailed information will be given out to you by your Course Leader.
How is the programme assessed?
Assessment is by internally marked project work as well as externally assessed exams and projects
What award will I achieve?
Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production
Pearson (formerly Edexcel)
What can I do next?
Students who successfully achieve the level 2 qualification can progress onto a L3 study programme in Creative Media Production or Art & Design (Graphics & Photography).
Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.
How do I get further information?
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
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