Summary of course
The Level 2 Diploma offers a specialist introduction to various aspects of the media. It will provide you with some practical skills and also introduce some theory in order to help you to understand why media products are created the way that they are.
It is made up of a number of units covering a range of different media. This year long course will expose you to the software that you will use within the industry as well as on higher level courses, as well as introduce you to the production skills required to produce effective media products.
To get the most out of this course you will need to be enthusiastic, happy to work with others and interested in the technical side of media production.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Introduction to creative media methods and skills
- Introduction to production techniques in creative media
- Understanding an audience in creative media production
- Contextual research for creative media production
- Exploring audio production and technology
- Exploring visual production and technology
- Exploring interactive media production and technology
- Personal project and presentation in creative media production
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
How is the course assessed?
This course is assessed through continuous assessment of coursework. Your final grade for the course will be determined by the grade received for your Final Major Project whereby you will have the opportunity to apply all of the skills you have learnt throughout the year.
Your Study Programme
We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in studying towards working in the media industry and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in media.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Students completing the course will be able to progress on to Level 3 courses such as Creative Media Production, Games Design, Journalism or Animation.
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at Grade 3 [D] including English Language or Literature or an appropriate Level 1 programme with Functional Skills English at Entry 3
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
General Info (materials required for the course)
There will be opportunities throughout the year to visit places such as Cadburys World, IMAX cinema visits and film days at Lings Forum, costing approximately £50.