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Media (Creative Digital Technologies) Introductory Diploma at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Course description

  • GCSEs to include at least a grade C in English Language
  • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken
  • Assessed on your ability to make interactive and creative media products
  • A two year Cambridge Technicals qualification in Media at Level 3 is equivalent to two A Levels
  • Assessment based on coursework and exams
  • The course carries UCAS points, supporting progression to higher education.

Course content

This is a new Media option delivered as a reaction to the growing creative industries and their cultural influence upon popular culture. This particular pathway will suit students wishing to pursue interests and career prospects in the ‘online’ digital environment as well as more technology-based solutions within the creative industries. The Cambridge Technicals are a new generation of vocational courses developed through the exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and have been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector, together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. Twelve units are completed over two years with an emphasis on undertaking practical assignments to evidence your understanding. The 12 units studied are diverse and span a range of Media and IT pathways including Web Authoring and Design, Graphic Design, Social Media products, Animation and exploration of the Games Industry. The second year has a strong focus on project based assignments in 3D animation and Game Design. You will find a Cambridge Technicals Media course to be both rewarding and challenging as you gain new skills and develop further those that you already have in an atmosphere that reflects the ‘real world’ rather than a classroom.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barton Peveril Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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