Five GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and Maths, or a full Level 1 Media qualification with a ‘stepping stone’ English and Maths qualification.
This course develops your understanding of the media industries through a mix of practical and accompanying background theory. Using industry standard equipment and software you will explore and practise the operations that underpin the sector.
You will complete various practical projects including advertising campaigns, photography workshops, animation production and short film production. You will also have the opportunity to acquire functional skills fundamental in succeeding in the media industries. The course also includes visits to various professional institutions.
The course is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification which will prepare you for employment or provide a gateway to higher level courses.
You can progress to Level 3 Creative Media Production, Graphics or Photography, or join a media-related organisation in a junior role, where on-the-job training will help you develop the skills to take on more responsibility. Further study is recommended to enhance skills and develop portfolios of work before embarking on a career in the industry.