There are a further five optional units. Students select one.
*GLH (guided learning hours) is the approximate time that the teacher will spend supervising or directing study time and assessment activities.
In this unit, students will learn about the sectors, products and job roles that form the media industry. They will learn the legal and ethical issues considered and the processes used to plan and create digital media products. They will learn how media codes are used within the creation of media products to convey meaning, create impact and engage audiences. They will learn to choose the most appropriate format and properties for different media products.
Completing this unit will provide students with the basic skills for further study or a range of creative job roles within the media industry.
In this unit, students will learn how to develop visual identities for clients. They will also learn to apply the concepts of graphic design to create original digital graphics which incorporate their visual identity to engage a target audience.
Completing this unit will introduce the foundations for further study or a wide range of job roles within the media industry.
In this unit, students will learn to design and create original characters that convey emotion and personality. They will also learn to set characters within stories of their own making which flow logically and engage the reader. They will also learn to use conventions of comics to tell characters’ stories across multiple pages.
In this unit, students will learn to plan animations with soundtracks based on client briefs. They will learn to use a range of tools and techniques to create, edit and combine audio and animated content and export and review completed animation with audio products.
In this unit, students will learn to design and create interactive digital media products for chosen platforms. They will learn to select, edit and repurpose multimedia content of different kinds and create the structure and interactive elements necessary for an effective user experience.
Completing this unit will provide students with the basic skills for further study or a range of creative and technical job roles within the media industry.
In this unit, students will learn how to apply the conventions of both static and moving images, which make up the language of visual imaging and communication. They will plan and capture photographs and moving images using a digital camera and learn to edit and process photographs and video sequences to create meaningful products in response to client briefs.
Completing this unit will equip students with a range of skills to use digital camera equipment and editing software and provide a basis for further study or creative and technical job within the media industry.
In this unit, students will learn to interpret client briefs to devise original digital game concepts. They will learn to plan digital games effectively and to use a game design document to create engagement among developers and clients. They will learn to create, edit, test and export playable digital games which they have designed.