(mobile) Media Studies

SUBJECT OVERVIEW


KEY STAGE 4


Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are media sector-focused, including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning.


The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, students will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products.


Students will be expected to complete:


An external examination which will assess their understanding of pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector.


Three projects which consist of a portfolio of work, where students are expected, understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector.   They will cover topic such as:





KEY STAGE 5



Whilst studying the Level 3 Media Studies course you will learn a large array of authoring and editing skills in a variety of multimedia editing software packages. Some of the more common packages we use include Adobe Photoshop, The Serif Suite and various animation packages.


Some of the skills include graphic design, video editing, sound authoring and animation with clay and light boxes. The course aims to equip students with the skills needed to progress further at degree or foundation course level. It will also equip students with the skills needed to obtain an apprenticeship in this field. Two of our most recent students have gone onto secure apprenticeships with local firms working in a team producing promotional material and managing aspects such as their web and social media platforms.


The initial mandatory unit requires students to analyse media products including well known media institutions and the different media types available.


Students will research and plan a professional magazine and learn the skills needed to author a magazine to the standard and quality one would expect from a magazine bought from a general store. At a recent open evening parent’s mistook the magazines our students had made for real world examples!


Students will research the history of comic books and plan and develop a comic book featuring your own heroes and characters, you will expand further on your graphic design skills in the process.


Students will also research, plan and produce an animation and create their own characters in clay

and then animate a scene with the addition of green screen/composite effects.


These are just some of the modules and content involved in the full two year course.




DEPARTMENT STAFF


Mr Grant

Mr Molyneux

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