Digital Media: Level 3 Certificate

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The media industry is changing rapidly with advances in technology and online platforms allowing the distribution of content to become instant and global. You will learn about how the media operates and get a practical and theoretic introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding of the digital media industry. The course is designed to develop an understanding of how different media institutions operate to create products for specific target audiences. You will also develop knowledge and understanding of media pre-production, planning and production processes. You will develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

What will I study in Digital Media Certificate?

The examined unit is on the current Media Industry as a whole, including how media products are created to meet the needs of a specific target audience.

The remaining units could include students investigating journalism,  the news industry  and audience. Other options may include creating  their own media product by producing a double page magazine article on a subject of their choice.

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4.

How will I learn?

A range of activities will include research and analysis of current news including newspapers and online sources, class and group discussions, presentations, development of key writing skills and techniques including writing for a variety of purposes and audiences.

 

How will I be assessed?

To be awarded a full qualification, a learner must achieve at least a Pass grade for all units required for the qualification.

Learners will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* qualification grade determined by the aggregation of points gained through the successful achievement of individual units.

 

FAQs

How long is the course?

This is a one year course iin media and media production


Does this course earn UCAS points?

This course is the equivalent of a single AS Level.  It can be used to gain UCAS points for university entry, or as a training qualification for those wanting to go into work.


Are there any restrictions if I choose this course?

Yes, this course cannot be studied along side either the Digital interactive Graphics and Game Design course or the Digital Interative Media Course.


Awarding Body

OCR Cambridge Technical

Available As

Level 3 Technical Certificate
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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