Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR3MMD (2224)|
Who is it for?
Do you want a career in the games industry as a concept artist, 3D modeller or animator, or game designer? Want to be a film director, camera operator, TV producer or editor? What about animation, graphic design, photography or interactive design? If you are interested in any of these career paths then this is the course for you.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media at Merit or above.
What does the course involve?
This course has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree-level study and employment in the media sector. You will need to be creative and be willing to explore and experiment with different techniques. In the first year, students work towards their Diploma Qualification with the option to top up to the full Extended Diploma in the second year if they want to achieve the full qualification.
You will undertake creative projects that will introduce you to the stages of the production process. These include research and creative thinking, planning, production, and evaluation. You will have opportunities to use and learn industry-standard software. The projects are designed to help you find your creative niche and to try many different media such as film, animation, 3D modelling, game design, graphics, sound production, concept art, and photography within year one.
Year 2 (Extended Diploma)
Allows you to explore your chosen specialism and develop more intensive productions, through a variety of practical and theoretical projects. In addition to this, we will also help you prepare for progression to employment, entrepreneurship, apprenticeships, or higher-level study.
How is the course assessed?
Your grade (Pass, Merit, or Distinction) is achieved through your final unit (end of the first year for Diploma and end of the second year for Extended Diploma). This is attained through the completion of a project that allows you to demonstrate the skills you have developed throughout the year. Assessment includes both practical and written work. All work is assessed internally by your teachers with the final unit being externally moderated by the University of the Arts London.
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.
Many of our Extended Diploma leavers who applied to university received unconditional offers from their preferred university. Another option for you would be to take higher-level courses either through university or through SCG. From this, you could go onto roles including concept art, 3D animation, programming, graphic design, TV and film production, radio production, scriptwriting or special effects. Alternatively, you could investigate apprenticeships where you could use your skills in marketing, film making or graphic design.
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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