On successful completion of the course you will be qualified to enrol onto further studies at Level 3. Most Level 2 Media graduates move onto the Level 3 Creative Media, but some also move onto other Arts courses such as Acting, Animation and Music. Apprenticeships are also a common progression route for those completing the Level 2 course and students over the age of 18 have the choice to progress into employment, should they chose to do so.
This Level 2 course is based on practical assignments, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in a range of creative media sector related areas including:
• Video production
• Audio production
• Interactive media
The course also includes the opportunity to re-sit GCSE Maths or English (if you have not already achieve a grade C / grade 4 or above).
The course will have classroom-based lessons and workshops alongside practical assignments. You will have the opportunity to apply the lighting, audio, camera and edit techniques you learn to the production of various film and photography projects. The course encourages students to explore their own interpretations of assignment briefs and produce final films and images that are suited to their own interests and career ambitions. All research, written tasks, photography and final films are uploaded onto a showreel website that is designed, built and maintained by the students.
The course leads to a Creative Media Production and Technology Level 2 Diploma. It is a one-year, full-time programme at Level 2.
Your work will be assessed through the creation of an online production portfolio that will demonstrate your understanding of practical and theoretical knowledge. The lecturing staff will introduce each new assignment as the course progresses. You will be assessed all the time you are working, but your main assessment is through assignment work, where you will be graded for each assignment and then given an overall grade for the final assignment of each year.
You should apply through the College application process, via the website, telephone, or open events.
4 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including English Language, or 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or above and Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English, or Level 1 qualification in a relevant vocational subject and either GCSE English Language at grade D / grade 3 or above or Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English.
The Level 2 Creative Media Production course is suitably designed to support English and Maths lessons that you may be taking alongside it. Level 2 Media assignment factor in time for Maths/English revision and exams.
Successful completion of this course can lead to enrolment onto a Level 3 qualification, apprenticeship or employment, if over 18.
N/A for 16-18 year old
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