Summary of course
Want to know how to make content for your followers but stuck on how to make your content look professional? Then this course is for you.
Social media is a hugely expanding business area whereby both individuals and businesses are netting millions of pounds of income. The course is designed to help you focus on creating engaging content for your own channels which will hopefully increase your followers and put you in a strong position to gain employment within this sector.
Realistically, being the next Alfie Deyes or Zoella is unlikely to happen, however, being able to understand how to maximise your audiences and utilise video, audio and page layout skills will enable you to gain employment with a company or business so that they can actively promote their products.
Along with developing your production skills, you will also be introduced to the world of Google Analytics and Google AdWords which will give you an understanding of who your audience is and how to increase traffic to your sites.
As part of the course there will be an expectation that you have set up your own channel/platform and already have some followers. After a year on this course we would hope that those followers increase dramatically.
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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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 internal assessment through submission of coursework via google classroom.
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 dont have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal. 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 if you have an interest in developing your skills in social media production and for students who already have an online presence.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you could progress to a Level 3 qualification whereby you would specialise your skillset within either Journalism, Creative Media, Games Design or Animation. Once you have completed a full level 3 qualification, you will be able to move in to Higher Education studying courses such as Advertising and Marketing, PR, Journalism and Video Editing.
Roles included in these areas include Social Media Managers, Marketing Assistants, Digital Media Executives and Content Producer amongst others.
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
*All applicants will be invited for interview
- Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
- In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place. You will also need to bring along details of your online handle so that we can review your social media status.