What opportunities will this course give me?
The Level 2 Digital Media programme provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and helps you to start developing the specific knowledge and skills you need to progress towards a level 3 course in either computing or creative media. You will also be expected to retake GCSE English and Maths if you have not achieved grade 4 or better thus far. These subjects form part of the strict entry criteria for our level 3 courses. If you achieve a Merit or Distinction grade at Level 2 and complete GCSE Maths and English to at least a C / 4 grade, you can apply to progress onto the Level 3 Computer Science and Creative Media programmes. Your progression onwards from this course can open a number of employment options including, Game designer, 3D modeller, Concept Artist, Programmer, database manager, network IT specialist, Computer Technician to name but a few.
What will I be learning?
This programme provides a foundation to all aspects of computing in media, with a strong bias towards practical study that mirrors how industry works. Learners will study a range of topics designed to give them a firm grounding in digital media and computer studies and enable them to progress to more specialised training, such as the Level 3 Computer Science and Creative Media (Game Design) programmes. During the programme, you will learn among other things, how to create a computer game, model in 3D, Program the AI for a game, film and edit a promotional video.
Why is this course for me?
The year is split into 3 terms. In term 1 you will learn the basic skills and practice these using industry standard software. In term 2 you will study an additional 3 units that provide advanced skills in lighting, sound and interactivity. You must pass all of term 1 and 2 before you will be allowed to move onto term 3's work wich is your final major project (FMP), it is here you put to use the skills you have learned and show off these skills in a project of your own making.
What do I need to sign up?
You will strictly require at least five GCSEs and should include English and Mathematics from grades 9-3.
Any student without ''4'' grades in English or Maths will be required to continue study in this area.
All applicants should also complete a successful interview in college, demonstrating interest and commitment to study and have good attendance and attainment reports from a previous school or college. A firm commitment to seek on-going study at Level 3 in the Computer Science field is required.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All students can use our Learning Centre which is fully equipped with modern PCs, printers and scanners. Access to the Internet is available in all computer rooms. All full-time students will be provided with email facilities for use with coursework.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.