Creative Media is a broad and extensive subject, which opens the world of digital production up to your creative talents. With technology booming, your ideas can quickly be brought to life on the big or small screen. This course is a refreshing and innovative pathway to media, and has been designed to provide specialist opportunities for you if you are looking to get into the media industry such as visual effects, audio production, studio lighting, film production, short film and video making and editing.
These practical experiences will allow you to build a portfolio that promotes yourself for higher education, apprenticeships or employment. This course allows your passion and interest in media in often a specific discipline to explore and extend your interest in a full time, immersive learning experience using the latest of digital techniques. You will build your confidence in your creative exploration, which will encourage your personal development and the necessary skills for higher education or industry.
This course focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to higher education, apprenticeships and ultimately employment.
You will have the opportunity to develop a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector as well as being encouraged to research and analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions.
We have fully-equipped computer suites, where you will find the latest software and state of the art technology, whilst our on site recording rooms and film studio host industry standard and professional DSLR cameras. Our creative and digital media department has strong connections right across the industry, so you will benefit from industry specialists and networking opportunities and could have the chance to enter and win national film and television awards as well as being part of our award winning ‘Film Club’.
In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines from animation to photography to directing videos and designing video games, you will never be stuck for a choice in a future career. This is an extremely exciting time for the Creative Media industry within Wales leading to job opportunities on our door step with the Yr Egin in Carmarthen and the BBC studios Cardiff. Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to higher-level courses, apprenticeships or employment and provides transferable skills which can lead to training in a wide variety of occupations.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and technology course consists of 14 units over two years, which cover for example:
• Introduction to media processes and technical skills
• Developing a creative media production product
• Preparing for progression in creative media production.
This course also includes either the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced (Post-16) or Essential Skills plus a Welsh language unit and Employability Skills.
Units are assessed internally. You will also create a final major project.
All applicants will need to bring a portfolio of media or art and design work to their interview.
Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.An applicant for the Level 3 will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* - C which must include English and Maths.
English and Maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades at C or above will have additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills depending on prior GCSE grades.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.