This one year course is designed to introduce students to the world of theoretical and practical media work. You will complete the units through a number of hands on projects including music video, documentary and advertising. You will learn to script, shoot and edit video and create page layout using the latest digital media technology.
Digital Advantage winners 2018.
GMCG – Greater Manchester Colleges Group winners 2018.
Access to enrichment opportunities that take your creative media experience far beyond the walls of the classroom.
100% Achievement 2018.
In learner surveys 100% of learners feel that their teachers encourage them to work hard and 100% of learners say teaching is good in this subject.
State of the art Mac rooms, TV studio and industry standard cameras and equipment.
This course is housed in the heart of Ashton Town Centre and our facilities and equipment are of industry standard, including TV studio and DSLR cameras. We pride ourselves on progression success through to Level 3, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and employment. We are proud of our history of nurturing students beyond their expectations, through this Level 2 programme and onto higher levels of study in the Creative programme area.
This course gives learners an overview of the different areas of the media industry. Each unit will require research skills, planning and practical hands on media production. You’ll develop writing skills alongside your creative technical skills, like camera work and computer based editing. The course encourages creative ideas which you will develop into real video or print design pieces. Interpersonal skills are key in underpinning the development of our learners so this course will also build on your confidence, communication, time management and study skills. Our tutorial programme at college, alongside highly experienced staff, ensures your choices are supported and guided every step of the way.
You are required to have 4 GCSE’s at grade D including English and/or Maths.
A passion and interest in the subject.
Successful interview with a Media tutor.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations, extended written work and practical assessments.
There is one written examination which you sit in January and have the option to re-sit in June. This is a graded course where you can achieve a double Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
After successful completion this course, students go on to a variety of Level 3 Advanced courses in Creative Studies. Some may progress into other subject areas within the college, higher level apprenticeships or employment.