What I'll learn
You will learn a range of digital design skills as well as becoming familiar with relevant software. These design skills include digital animation and website design, as well as DVD menu authoring.
In addition, there is also a video production element of the course, in which you will learn to research, plan and produce a range of video productions, including a music video and a short drama. Theoretical analysis informs all areas of your practical work, as well as giving an insight into how media institutions perceive audiences and construct products for particular markets.
You could progress to a degree foundation degree or higher national diploma in a media-related subject or gain entry into the industry at junior level.
How I'll learn
You will gain knowledge of and skills in screenwriting, pre-production, pitching and presenting, directing, interviewing, camerawork, lighting, sound recording and audio and visual editing. Each of your specialist media production projects will also develop your abilities to research, budget, communicate, work in teams, project manage and think as an entrepreneur. These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of creative arts and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.
The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop technical skills for practical applications and provide vocational real world experience. Delivery methods will include practical workshop sessions in our TV studio, media editing suites and on location in the Reading area, classroom-based theory sessions supported by IT and computer-based research, real-world media industry situations (live broadcasts, video editing sessions, production company meetings etc.) and educational visits to industry trade fairs and other media industry-related events
Throughout the duration of the programme, students will develop a portfolio of work, media industry knowledge and skills to help them to publish their work independently and find employment, or support an application for a higher education course. Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial support framework.
How I'll be assessed
This course is 100% coursework which means there are no exams. You need to be well organised throughout the year. You also need to enjoy working as part of a team and sharing your views.