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Creative Media Certificate Level 2 at Darlington College

Course description

This course is designed to cover all areas of media including Film and TV, Games Development, Journalism and Photography. You will be expected to learn basic theory and complete practical projects such as reviewing computer games, creating an advert and producing a photography portfolio.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course content

You will develop your skills and knowledge through a mixture of practical and theory based sessions. The majority of units are aimed towards practical work and the development of real life skills.

  • Digital media sectors and audiences
  • Media industry in context
  • Factual media production
  • Planning and pitching a digital media product
  • Advertising production
  • Digital moving image production
  • Deconstructing media products
  • Digital audio production
  • Digital audio mixing
  • Digital games production
  • Digital art for a media product
  • Final digital production project

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades D-E including GCSE maths and English or an appropriate level 1 qualification and a satisfactory school report. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities exist to enter the industry at junior level in many job roles, including:

  • Cameraman
  • Researcher
  • Editor
  • Marketing
  • Boom operator
  • Production assistant

We do recommend further study on to more specialist Level 3 media courses if you are wishing to progress within these roles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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