What will I learn?
We aim to prepare you for industry with our dedicated lecturers. Projects students have worked on have included site-specific documentary work, a feature film working with professional actors, short films for Film Festival.
The first year of this course leads to a 90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media (equivalent to one and a half A Levels).
The second year completes the Extended Diploma in Creative (equivalent to three A Levels).
Within our multimedia studios you will have access to a 40 seat cinema with surround sound, suites running Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite, DSLR and video cameras and a Photographic studio, includes a dark room. Our lecturers are experts in their own subjects and are experienced in helping you achieve your potential.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including English)
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment
Where will it lead me?
• Public Relations
• Television and film
• Independent production companies
• Post production houses
Pre-production techniques – this unit takes you from a blank page to a full realised project, through looking at storyboarding, scripting, casting, location scouting, funding and health and safety management
Communication skills – unlock your potential to pitch your ideas and help to realise them
Research techniques for creative media industries – understand and begin to explore how the media industry works and how to use research tools to expand knowledge
Understanding the creative media sector – know how the industry works, who owns it, and how you can become a part of it
Film and video editing techniques – the invisible art of editing. Learn how films and TV programmes are edited to make them compulsive viewing, and then learn the skills yourselves to be able to ‘tell’ stories
Single camera techniques – learn how is the camera used in the production of Film and TV programmes. Learn the skills needed to make an audience care about your story
Writing for television and video – writing is where story starts, learn the skills to write screenplays, and begin to tell your story
Factual programme production techniques for television – understand how factual programming works, and undertake your own documentary project or be involved in a larger scale documentary
Film Studies – understand how films ‘work’ and what producers, directors and other creatives are trying to say through the medium of film
Music video production – learn about the history of music videos and then make your own
Advertisement production for television – media needs to be promoted for people to actually know it exists. Through this unit you will understand the importance of advertising and have the ability to make adverts through print, radio and video projects
Stop motion animation production – learn how simple techniques can make oranges come to life, make lego move before your eyes or plasticine take on a life of its own
Soundtrack production for the moving image – learn how vital sound is to the creation of creative media products