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 media, from video to graphics, design to photography, and a desire to follow an educational route in media or digital media pathways.
This course will focus on the creative design aspects of creating media products and the related industries. The course is a good place to develop a range of skills before choosing to specialise in one of the pathway choices at Media Production or Digital Media Design.
What does the course involve?
- Media products and audiences
- Film and TV media products
- Visual Effects
- Photography for media products
- Web Design
- Using Industry Standard Software
Alongside these, you will study in detail the various creative industries, specialising in a Major Project at the end of the course in a pathway of your choosing.
What makes this course special?
Media Level 2 is a practical, exciting and empowering course to study. Students have the opportunity to access a range of visual media to see where their skills lie before they progress to Level 3.
You will have access to trips and residentials, visiting speakers and professional facilities.
Work placements are encouraged during the Summer following the course.
Five GCSE grades A* – E or 9 – 3 or another appropriate level qualification and examples of work to strengthen your application.
What are the assessment methods?
- Practical and written assignments
- Observation by your tutor
- You will be encouraged to evaluate your own work and the work of others and to set targets for yourself in relation to your work and general progress.
How long is the course?
One year, full time.
What are the College attendance requirements?
Up to 15 hours in College and there is an expectation you will fill the remainder of that time as self-managed study time.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
There is a course material fee which you will be advised about upon applying. There are also costs for optional and compulsory trips and visits.
What are the progression options?
You can progress onto a two year Level 3 course in either Art & Design, Creative Media Production, Digital Media Design or Commercial Fashion or A levels pending an interview.
Level 2 students that have progressed onto Level 3 courses have undertaken university study, apprenticeships and on occasion have moved straight into the creative industries.