Digital Media

Summary

This two year vocational course is based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It will help you to develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge in the field of digital media. You will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Journalist, radio presenter and web designer.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: 
Art, design and media.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Media products and audiences
  • Create a media product
  • Scripting for media products.

YEAR TWO:

  • Pre-production and planning
  • Create the use of sound in media
  • Create a media profile.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 50% coursework and 50% exam
  • Exam board: OCR
  • CTEC Extended Certificate (level three)
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (including English)
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

What students say about the course

"The main highlight of the course for me was creating and delivering a marketing campaign, which involved designing posters and billboard advertising. I also enjoyed the guest speaker workshop where a radio presenter came to college and taught us how a media company operates and gave us tips on scripting and how to plan a typical broadcast."

Josh Newell, previously at Redbridge Community School

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.