|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||2 September 2019|
|Course code||FLR2FDM (1920)|
If you have an interest in graphics, animation, photography, games development or film-making then this course offers you the opportunity to use industry standard software and equipment to create media products based on exciting briefs and your own imagination. This course is ideal for those who want to progress to Level 3 because it gives you time to explore the tools and techniques of the creative media industries with the guidance of tutors who specialise in these fields.
A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably
During this 1 year course you will undertake practical 'hands on' projects to develop your creative skills and knowledge to create a variety of products such as films, games, animation and graphics. The focus is on exploration and experimentation so you can try a wide range of disciplines to discover which one you enjoy the most. You will learn to use industry standard equipment and software during workshop sessions and guided studio time using working on both PCs and Apple Macs. The software we use includes: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, InDesign, Flash and Blender. You will learn about how the creative industries work and be able to build a portfolio of your skills through a series of directed briefs as well as a final major project. There will be visits throughout the year to educate and inspire you in your project work. Each year we hold an exhibition of students’ work for an audience of invited guests who include prospective employers as well as your friends and family.
This qualification will give you the knowledge and experience to help you progress onto our Level 3 Creative Media course where you can begin to specialise in a chosen area. Many of our students progress to the Level 3 course and then on to higher education for courses in film-making, animation, graphic design and games development.
During the course most of the equipment you need will be supplied, however you will need to pay for printing costs beyond the £15 each student receives at the start of the year 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.
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. 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 Institution: Lord Williams’s School, Thame
I feel passionate about Creative Media and I really enjoy film editing and adding effects. I want to continue with film after College, either at university or in employment. You get to do so much on this course including film, game design, graphics, photography and editing, plus you can pick your own specialism at Level 3.
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