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Media

Details

Venue Southwark
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 Free
19-24 £2,085 p/ year
24+ £2,085 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year

Funding

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

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Overview

This course will give you an introduction to a range of digital production techniques including filmmaking, motion graphics software, 2D and 3D animation software and techniques as well as digital photography, digital editing software and graphic design.

It has been developed to give you a more practical approach to learning, providing you with transferrable skills, knowledge and self-confidence to enable you to progress to further within the creative industries.

As a student on this programme, you will learn about the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. In addition, you will participate in regular visits to animation and production studios and will receive the chance to exhibit your own work at our exciting end-of-year show. All students are encouraged to develop a strong portfolio to enable them to progress to a higher level course.

Learning will be through practical activities and projects. You will be encouraged to explore and experiment and to experience a wide range of methods to develop creativity and a professional and responsible approach to learning. Activities may include image manipulation, motion graphics, photography, illustration, animation, graphic design and filmmaking.

Aims of the course

The course has been designed to get you started with a full-time Digital Media experience it will provide you with an introduction to Animation, Graphic Design, Film Making and Motion Graphics, enabling you to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.

Unit Breakdown

Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills

Introduction to Contextual Research

Introduction to Drawing Skills

Introduction to Communication Skills

Solving 2D Problems

Solving 3D Problems

Solving Time Based Problems

Developing and Producing a Personal Project

Assessment Method

Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback. Only the final unit will be graded to allow you the best opportunity to achieve. The final unit requires you to research, organize, plan, produce and present a personal project and the overall grade for the qualification is determined by the your achievement in the final unit (unit 8)

Evidence submitted for this unit is assessed and graded internally and subject to External Moderation.

you can achieve a pass, merit or distinction with one opportunity to retrieve a referral

Progression Opportunities

Students who achieve a UAL Diploma Level 2 can progress to a UAL Diploma Level 3 Diploma in Animation, Graphic Design, Film Making and Motion Graphics and related academic qualifications. Having successfully taken the course, you will be perfectly suited to junior roles within the creative, digital media, arts and design industries. For example, you might like to apply for a starting position working on moving image production.

Career Options

Production Assistant, Graphic Designer, Editor, Animator, Filmmaker, VFX Editor, Concept Artist, Storyboard Artist

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.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/media or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above

Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

Facilities

Students will have access to dedicated Mac studios; facilities include a motion capture suit, 3D printing and industry standard camera and lighting equipment. We also welcome students to work across disciplines with our Art Design and Fashion students to create exciting projects.

Process for Application

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

Contact Us

Call us: 020 3737 3000

Email: For general enquiries please contact us at info@lscollege.ac.uk.  For application enquiries please contact us at apply@lscollege.ac.uk  

Postal Address:

Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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