Do you spend your evenings scouring Netflix for the next best TV show or film? Do you sit on youtube watching music videos whilst dreaming up storylines for your favourite tracks? If so, then Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production is the course for you.
The course will introduce you to the latest industry standard software so that you can create content in line with industry standards. You will develop your skills in video production, both with operating equipment and editing your footage. You'll be using Photoshop to create marketing materials such as posters and DVD covers for brand new film concepts. You'll also look at media products in detail in order to understand why producers make them in the ways in which they do.
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. An interest in film and television is a must - the more you watch, the better your work will be!
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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
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.
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.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
Different audiences needs and how to produce content which meets those needs
Media language to understand how messages are communicated to an audience
- A range of pre-production processes with consideration of the impact that these pre-production decisions can have on the quality of the final product.
You will have the ability to:
- Utilise a range of software and hardware to produce Media content in line with industry conventions
- effectively Apply rigorous primary and secondary research skills to The development of products
- Critically evaluate research sources as well as production Work in order to make Effective improvements to completed products.
What is required?
Develop positive working relationships with others in order to produce industry standard content
Build resilience by responding positively to feedback from staff and peers and implement this feedback to make improvements to work produced
- Productivity - organises work effectively and achieves required results within deadlines, demonstrating the drive and energy to get things done in pressurised situations and escalating appropriately when necessary.
Students will be expected to purchase some basic equipment relevant to the course. This will be conveyed to them in the form of a kit list, sent via email during the summer before they enrol.
There may be opportunities to go on trips throughout the year, the cost of these will be discussed with students ahead of time.
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
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.