This course is for those whose skills lie in the digital creative industry and wish to follow a specialist pathway while keeping their options open with regards employment, apprenticeships or higher education.
The course will allow you to develop a strong knowledge and understanding of job roles in a large number of disciplines across the media industry. You’ll gain hands-on experience of the production process, developing your own creative ideas and gaining skills in a range of industry standard software.
You must complete the Extended Certificate alongside this course and there is one additional exam;
- Social Media and Globalisation
This unit looks at the role social media plays in our global society, the impact it has on individuals and businesses and will give you an understanding of censorship and regulation of the media. You will develop skills in planning a social media campaign for the launch of a new product based on a client brief.
You will also complete five of the following coursework units;
- Digital Animation
- 3D Digital Modelling
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Media Products
- Comics & Graphic Novels
- Journalism and the News
- Photography for Media
- Audio-Visual Promos
Each unit will give you the opportunity to work with a client brief and analyse the requirements before designing and creating your own product. The final choice of which units will be completed will be decided on the skills of the group as a whole. This means that you can have a direct input into the areas in which you would like to specialise and select units that interest you most.
This course will allow you to continue your studies at university or gain employment in roles such as a digital layout artist, graphic designer, web developer, animator, media editor, computer graphics modeller, app developer, studio assistant or sound editor.
This course must be taken alongside the Extended Certificate as a double option.