This creative and holistic course will prepare you for the next steps in your journey towards a job in the Creative Industries. This course is 100% internally assessed, no exams, where you gather a portfolio of evidence in response to practical projects, briefs and workshops.
The creative media skills course will teach you the practical skills needed to progress into the three cornerstones of the media industry across the world, in areas such as Film & TV, Animation & Games Design. Although we focus on those specific areas, many of the skills you learn on this course are transferrable to other areas of the Creative Industries.
There is a simple structure to the course allowing you to develop pathways skills and learn core theory for each media industry. Firstly, you will explore and develop your production skills across Film & TV, Animation and Games Design. Secondly you apply your learnt knowledge to a brief allowing you to explore the different industries and experience how these skills are applied across the media pathways. You will continue this through a progression unit, targeting a role in the industry and then finally apply your knowledge and skills to a final major project, where you produce a finish product. This allows you to gather a portfolio of evidence to progress to a chosen pathway at Level 3.
Through the skills units, you will be using industry-standard software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Unity 3D, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate all within a dedicated suite of PCs, with access to industry standard equipment to enhance your learning and give you the best opportunity to progress to the next level.
Four GCSEs at grade 3/D including English.
Future career and study opportunities
You can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Practice - Film and Television Production or BTEC Level 3 Games Design courses or continue to study in a related vocational area, for example – Art and Design, Graphic Design or Photography. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto an A Level programme of study, such as A Level Media Studies.
This course prepares you for any career in which communication skills, the ability to work productively as part of a team, or creative thinking are important.
Work experience/Careers Extra
This course does not contain a specific work experience component but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.
You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase an SD card. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.