The digital and creative sector is one of the fastest growing industries. This course has been developed in partnership with a number of media agencies and is aimed at students who have a desire to develop skills in creative digital design.
The Extended Certificate in Digital Media is a course that has been designed to provide students with a technical level qualification, giving opportunities to develop a wide range of skills within the dynamic interactive media industry in the key fields of audio, audio-visual and print-based media.
There are two externally examined units in the Digital Media Course:
- Pre-Production and Planning
- Analysing Media Products
These units will give you an excellent understanding of how the digital media industry operates and you will learn how to utilise some standard industry practices in your work.
You will also complete three coursework units:
- Create a Media Product (mandatory)
- Sound Production
- Advertising Media
During these units you will develop an excellent understanding of the pre-production, production and post-production process, applying your knowledge across all units. You will also learn how to carry out research, understand the constraints of legislation on media products and plan, design and produce media for a client.
This course has proven to be hugely popular in recent years due to the accelerated growth of the digital media industry with 72% of students achieving a Distinction* or Distinction grade in the last two years. Studying Digital Media will open up many career and further education opportunities including those in graphic design, social media, web authoring, storyboarding, game design and illustration.
You do not require a media-based qualification to take up this course; however, a good imagination and a creative mind are absolutely necessary.
It is expected that students wishing to study Digital Media will have a GCSE grade 4 in English Language to allow them to complete the relevant research and planning documentation that will go alongside each product.