This course teaches the foundation skills of Digital Media. You will develop a broad range of technical skills and learn about the entire visual arts process, from initial brief or idea to final outcome. The course also explores creative development skills and problem solving, through experimenting with materials, research and idea development. You will complete units of study in animation, graphic design and photography. You will complete project based visual arts work, attend practical workshops, undertake independent study and attend course related external visits to places such as art galleries. The course includes the compulsory functional skills subjects of Mathematics and English, alongside your art.

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques used in Digital media. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge.

Unit Breakdown

Preparing a simple animation sequence

Producing a final animation sequence

Exploring the animation industry

Explore graphic processes, materials and techniques

Explore sources of ideas in graphic design context

Explore and develop graphic design ideas

Produce and present final graphic outcomes

Use a camera to capture creative images

Digital image manipulation

Presenting yourself for work

Job application skills

Assessment Method

You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to a level 2 program of study in Animation, Graphics, Film Making and Motion Graphics or other creative courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career as an animator, cartoonist, art editor, multimedia designer, audio-visual technician, computer games designer, digital illustrator, graphic designer or photographer

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant industry experience


You will have access to a dedicated Mac studio, Cameras and Green Screen facilities

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £737 p/ year
24+ £737 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.




What can I earn?

Make an Enquiry

Enquire about this course

Our Newsletter

Enquire about this course

Order a Prospectus

Application Form

Sign up for an Open Day

Sign up for an Open Day

Register now


Enquire Now

Please tell us your name
Please enter a valid email address
Invalid Input
Please enter an enquiry