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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.
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
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.
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.
Work towards a career as an animator, cartoonist, art editor, multimedia designer, audio-visual technician, computer games designer, digital illustrator, graphic designer or photographer
What can I earn in the media industry?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a trained media professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Graphic designers start on around £21,000 a year and can earn £28,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Filmmakers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £41,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators start on around £16,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in the media industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major broadcasters and TV and film production companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, giving you a first-hand perspective on what it's like to work in this engaging industry.
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
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