Level 1 Creative Media Production
Full time course
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.
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.
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?
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.