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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 78005
Cost: N/A

SGS WISE

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Stoke Gifford
Bristol
BS34 8LP

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Course Detail

Level 1 Creative Media Production

Full time course

Outstanding

From our most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014 we have been rated 'Outstanding' in this area. View our latest Ofsted report here

Summary

This programme offers a broad introduction to the media industry and develops the personal skills and attributes that students need to achieve their full potential at Level 1. This is a very practical course, on which you will gain media skills by making media products. Examples of the kind of work you could complete include a short film made with the drama students, designing characters for a computer game and creating your own animation.

What will I study?

This is a very practical course which you will gain media skills by making media products. Examples of the kind of work you could complete include a short film made with the drama students, designing characters for a computer game and creating your own animation.

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) in these subjects will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main study programme.

Employability

The media industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate.

Work experience

There are no specific off-site opportunities at this level, but students will participate in video shoots and other production opportunities both within the college and on location, including at our extensive range of shows and sporting matches and competitions.

What do I need to join?

The course will specifically suit you if you want to gain skills in TV/film production, animation, computer games design or interactive media.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

To complete your work you'll be using Apple Mac computers, while based in our new suites, which include high level editing software of the kind used by professionals. For much of the time, you'll be working in small production teams, dividing up the jobs according to your preference. Typical roles in production include camera operator, editor and director.

How will I know how I am doing?

Coursework is set with structured achievable targets and clear regular feedback from your tutor. You will also discuss work as a student group and obtain feedback from your peers.

Are there any extra costs?

There is a materials fee payable at enrolment, which will contribute to the cost of equipment and local trips. Any residential visits will incur extra costs.

What can I do next?

Learners who successfully complete the qualification, and all other elements of their study programme, may progress to Level 2 Diploma in Media or Computer Games or other Level 2 qualifications at SGS.

What are my career options?

Internships, self-employment or employment within the media industry. Communication, confidence, creative thinking and teamwork are all skills developed on the course that are transferable to a broad range of employment opportunities.

Location

WISE Campus.

Dates & Costs

Level 1 Creative Media Production

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 78005

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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