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Creative iMedia (Level 1 & 2 Certificate )

Head of Department: Dr W Grey

What is Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Creative iMedia?

The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector:

  • This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.
  • Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This course will enable learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application.
  • On completion of this course, learners will understand the purpose and uses of a range of pre-production techniques. They will be able to plan pre-production of a creative digital media product to a client brief, and will understand how to review pre-production documents

What skills will I develop?

You will learn about tools and techniques for use in different digital hardware and software technologies, and how these can be integrated to create digital solutions to manage and communicate data and information. You will also be taught what data and information are and the legal, ethical and moral considerations when using technology to gather, store and present data and information. Through this qualification you will be able to select and use the most appropriate technology safely. You will also learn to follow a project life cycle of initiation, planning, execution and evaluation to complete a range of creative media tasks.

What syllabus will I follow?

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia (600/7043/2) 

What will the course look like?

The course starts at pre-production and develops through practical assignments as you make three different multimedia products. The products are chosen from a range of options including animation, websites, image creation, sound editing and game making.

What homework will I get?

Homework will be limited to research or revision tasks.

How will I be assessed?

There are four units of assessment each contributing 25% to the overall total:

  • Pre-production skills: 1 hour 15 minutes written examination.
  • Three practical coursework tasks to be completed in class.

What jobs or further courses of study might this lead to?

The skills, knowledge and understanding you will develop through this qualification are very relevant to both work and further study. They will support you in a range of subject areas such as A Level in business, or Cambridge Technicals in IT or media. Your skills will also support your progression into employment through apprenticeships in areas such as digital media or business marketing.

Are there any entry requirements for this course?

The course is accessible and relevant to all pupils.

If I need additional support, what can I access?

There are a number of online resources available. In the first instance students should contact their teacher who will be able to direct them to the most suitable resources and/or tutorials. Class resources, tutorials and useful links for this course will also be made available electronically and can be accessed from school or home.

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