Although the course is largely practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit as well as two exam units.
The two exam units are:
The other units you can expect to study include:
(These are subject to change)
This course is being offered as a 540 Foundation Diploma over 2 years
This qualification is a similar size to one and a half A levels.. Learners must achieve a total of 8 or 10 units consisting of 2 mandatory examined units and 6 or 8 further units.
You will develop specialist knowledge, understanding and skills in digital media to prepare you for employment in the digital media sector in job roles such as digital layout artists, assistant animators, production runners or freelance crew or for a media related apprenticeship.
You will develop ideas for digital media products, gain a variety of digital skills including photoshop and in-design as well as cinematography and editing; you will also be taught about the media industry and pre production techniques to prepare you for the exams
Other skills that you will develop include team working, communication, planning and organising, and adaptability.
Learners must achieve a total of 8 or 10 units consisting of 2 mandatory examined units and 6 or 8 further units.
Units 1 and 2 are assessed by examination and marked by the exam board. All the other units are internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board
Recent trips have been to The Berlin Film Festival; the Harry Potter studios; The BBFC and the BBC
You will need to buy a SD card and a USB stick to store your work
This course is the equivalent of 1.5 A Levels. It can be used to gain UCAS points for university entry or as a training qualification for those wanting to go into work.
This course works well alongside english, media, art, business, design, computing or social sciences; such as psychology and sociology. Finding out how people like to work, what they do and how they react to platforms and then producing relevant and challenging material applies to all these areas.
Yes if you take this course, you cannot do the Journalisom course.