Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media - MOVING IMAGE & VFX
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3VFX (2325)|
Who is it for?
MOVING IMAGE & VFX
This course is for imaginative students who aspire to a career within the creative industries specialising in film, animation and special effects. You will develop an understanding of how to engage audiences, visualise ideas and plan storyboards and scripts, produce moving image productions for a range of purposes such as storytelling, immersive experiences, live broadcast, as well as marketing and promotion.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Skills at Merit or above.
What does the course involve?
MOVING IMAGE & VFX
You will learn how to use industry standard equipment and software to develop practical skills in cinematography, lighting, audio production, animation and visual effects (VFX). Creative media students have access to iMac suites, a dedicated green-screen film/photography studio as well as audio production facilities to produce their work. Students will work collaboratively on projects and learn about progression routes to employment opportunities in the creative industries. In the autumn term students under 19 years old can apply for selection to the BFI Film Academy to work with industry professionals from film and animation on a commissioned project. All students are encouraged to take up work experience with appropriate local employers.
Year 2 will allow you to focus on your specialism, apply for university courses, create CVs and produce a showreel to help you progress to higher education and careers in this area.
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DragonFrame, Blender, Adobe Audition, Adobe Character Animator
Equipment: Green Screen Studio, Audio Recording Booth, Canon and BlackMagic Cameras, BlackMagic ATEM Vision Mixer, Rode Microphones, Lightboards
How is the course assessed?
The Extended Diploma consists of two years of study, each comprising of two units of practical coursework. Progression to year 2 is dependent on successful completion of year one (540 Diploma). All assignments are internally assessed and are designed to give you the research, practical and communication skills needed to progress in the industry in future. Assignments will be completed through practical work, written reports, presentations, blogs and vlogs. On successful completion of the two-year course, you will attain an Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice.
How much does it cost?
During the course most of the equipment you need will be supplied, however you will need to pay for printing costs and some educational visits may also incur a charge. We advise that students have some form of storage media (USB Flash Drive or SD card) for back up and transport of work in order to complete homework.
MOVING IMAGE & VFX
Potential careers from this course are in graphic design, social media marketing and advertising, website, UI and UX design amongst many others. You could continue studying at a higher level, apply for an apprenticeship or employment, or forge your own freelance career. There are also opportunities to work in areas such as film, TV, games and online publishing, where skills in digital content creation are much sought after.
You will have the opportunity to attend ‘Create Your Future’, a UCAS Convention in Manchester, and the Careers and Apprenticeships Show at the NEC
All creative media students will have the opportunity to take part in the college’s end-of-year art show.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
I have always enjoyed concept art and design, so this course was recommended to me. At the Open Evening everyone seemed knowledgeable and inviting. I will be progressing onto Level 3 next year and then I would like to explore concept art and drawing, possibly getting a tattoo Apprenticeship.
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