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Creative imedia

Course contact: wcarter@rbhs.co.uk

Specification: Level 2

Course Outline

Creative iMedia allows learners to encourage creativity, originality, and awareness and become independent developers of digital media in the ICT sector. The main focus is to equip learners with a range of creative media skills, which ultimately allows learners to create fit-for-purpose creative ICT products.

This course allows learners to explore different areas of Information creative technologies that interest them, providing them with the essential knowledge, tools and transferable skills such as research, planning, reviews and working with others. This, in turn, allows learners to improve in other subjects enhancing their employability when they leave education.

Creative iMedia aims to give an understanding of the basics of planning and designing digital games for the creative digital media sector. Upon completing this course, learners will be aware of different types of digital games creation software, hardware and peripherals. They will be able to plan a digital game, create and edit it, and test it with a client or focus group, identifying any areas for improvement.

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What will I study?

This course covers different areas of Information creative technologies, including pre-production skills in the creative digital media and ICT sector. Learners will develop their understanding of client briefs, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form the planning and creation process.

How will I be assessed?

There are four units in total, two of which are mandatory. The mandatory units Pre-production and Creating Digital Graphics underpin the qualification and reflect key industry skills.

The pre-production skills unit is assessed externally through a written examination and contributes 25% of the marks. The second mandatory unit and the two optional units, Designing a Game Concept and Developing Digital Games, are internally assessed pieces of coursework.

What could I do afterwards?

Students could study Level 3 subjects such as ICT or Computer Science, Engineering or Creative Digital Media Production, which prepares you to enter employment, apprenticeships, or higher education. Sixth Form study is a natural progression, and at Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form, we offer both Computing and ICT.

This course has been ranked in the country’s top 20% of colleges for IT and Computing each year for the last nine years.

Students have gone on to design websites for the Royal Family, work for the NHS, and study at the best universities in the country.

Apprenticeships with BT and AO have also been a recent success for our students looking to achieve a degree.

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