Creative Media Transition

Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Levels 2 and 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course will develop a wide range of creative skills and practice on real-world, engaging projects. This course is designed to be refreshing and exciting. It is also up-to-date, engaging and fit for purpose. To enable this, there has been consultation with universities, employers and industry specialists to make sure that students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. By the end of the programme, students will have developed a diverse portfolio of creative work including film, photography, graphics, web design and more, that they can use to demonstrate their skills to future employers and educational institutions.

Curriculum:

As a student of Creative Media, you will work on a range of relevant projects that will not only develop your creative and design skills but also provide relevant employment skills. You will learn valuable jobrelated time management skills via simulated working environments. You will be encouraged to consider the delivery of your work whilst also developing a wide range of presentation skills. You will develop your understanding of how different media institutions operate in order to create products that will appeal to specific target audiences. You will learn about the different ownership models within media industries. You will learn how to analyse different media products within the sector in order to understand the fundamentals of how meaning is created for audiences.

Progression

When it comes to progression or employment, students will learn about the variety of opportunities available, and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. This will ensure students develop clear ideas about where they might like to take their careers. Many previous students successfully gained places to study a variety of undergraduate degrees. Some went on to further extend their creative practice on foundation arts programmes. Others progressed onto higher apprenticeship programmes in order to train in the workplace. Some students have even chosen to put their newly-developed employability, organisation and team management skills to use in new areas such as joining the Police.

Careers

The creative industry is one of the largest in the world. There are over 3 million creative jobs around the country in a wide range of industries including film, TV, visual effects, radio, publishing, marketing, animation, gaming, fashion and more.

Additional Entry Requirements

None.

Assessment

The course incudes a mix of internal and external examined units.

Opportunities for work related activities

Students will learn about the variety of opportunities available to them, and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. This will make sure students develop clear ideas about where they might like to take their careers and what progression routes they would like to follow.