Where is the course delivered?
- Bridgwater Centre
Who is the course for?
This course is for 16 – 19 year olds with a keen interest in design for games, web and motion graphics, and a desire to follow a career in interactive and digital media. This course will focus on the creative design aspects of digital media products and the related industries.
What does the course involve?
The course is structured to give all students a wide range of experiences that introduce basic digital skills and ideas. You will be involved in project-based work that will develop your creative and technical ability.
Year one subjects include:
- Research and Communication techniques
- Understanding the Digital Media industry
- Designing Idents for television
- Digital storytelling
- Digital Graphics
- Interactive Media Design
- Web Design
- Game Design
The second year will see you continuing project work with a more in-depth approach to analysis and the introduction of advanced technical skills. You will have the opportunity to study more specialist areas of Interactive and Digital Media, to work with an outside client, and to develop your own ideas in the form of a Final Major project.
Throughout year two, you will also be given support and advice when making Higher Education or Apprenticeship applications and you will be assisted in the preparation of a portfolio of your work for university or job interview.
What makes this course special?
- Excellent facilities at professional standards
- Full Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers
- Links to live briefs and clients
- Bookable professional equipment and open access studios
- Supportive staff working in industry
- Diverse curriculum including trips and visits
- Excellent progression routes
The course offers the opportunity to regularly work with clients and explore live projects. Additionally, there is an expectation in Year 2 to undertake a project as work experience.
At least five GCSEs grades A* – C (9 - 4) or an appropriate level 2 qualification and any examples of work that you think may strengthen your application for the course.
What are the assessment methods?
Assessement methods may include:
- Practical projects
- Case studies
- Externally examined coursework tasks
You will need to compile a portfolio of evidence to present at the end of the course for assessment purposes.
How long is the course?
Two years full time.
What are the College attendance requirements?
We encourage you to be in College using facilities for five days, but teaching takes place over three-four days on average.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
A materials fee is collected at enrolment and additional costs for residential trips, such as our New York residential need to be paid.
What are the progression options?
The digital media industry is a growing industry and so there are many opportunities upon completion of this course. You could study at Higher Education in games, animation, web design, interactive media or you could enter the industry as a Creative & Digital Media Apprentice or as an intern.