Creative Digital Media
Vocational • Level 2
About the course
The Level 2 Creative Digital Media course involves developing the skills needed to plan and produce film, photography, and print texts, it is a practical project-based course with no exams. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical production skills, you will gain experience in the planning and research which takes place in pre-production. Additionally, you will develop the camera skills needed for photography and film and the editing and evaluation skills needed in post-production. Your work for this course will include the development of a portfolio of work which logs your progress, reflects your research and evaluates the skills you have developed. You will be taught by industry professionals in lessons which are practical and make full use of our excellent camera and computer equipment. This course will give you the foundation skills and knowledge which will enable you to progress on to the Level 3 BTEC in Creative digital media.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including English Language OR a relevant Level 1 Diploma and a GCSE grade 5 in English Language
Module Unit A1: Skills Development - This unit helps learners develop skills in photography, video, editing and graphic design. Module Unit A2: Creative Project - This unit helps learners develop their ideas from interpretation of a set brief from a client to fulfilling the clients requirements using skills and creativity appropriate to the brief. Module B1: Personal Development - This module allows learners to gain a broad understanding of opportunities within the creative media sector and the type of skills needed to work in particular roles allows you to contextualise and focus you own creative development. This module allows you to investigate roles in the sector, identify areas for personal skills development and advance your skills relating to your personal aims and interests. Module C1: Responding to a Creative Brief: This module allows learners to apply the skills they have learned throughout the programme and progress their creative skills through the development and production of an extended response to a creative brief. Learners will do this by investigating all aspects of the brief, proposing ideas and plans and applying an ongoing process of creative development, review and refinement to realise their creative intentions and present finished outcomes.
The course is 100% coursework with no exams, this allows for much more time and delivery on practical work and all aspects of the production process for completing a brief, from initial interpretation to research, ideas building and production of the work. Learner receive ongoing formative feedback throughout their projects as well as summative feedback at the end of each unit. Each module has equally weighted assessment criteria: 1. Investigation 2. Communication 3. Practical Skills 4. Development 5. Approach
Careers & Progression
Learners who complete this qualification alongside other Level 2 qualifications may progress to further learning at Level 3, for example the Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice or a Diploma in Creative Media alongside another diploma in a complementary sector. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop their technical Creative Media skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review. In addition to the sector-specific content available in this qualification, the requirements mean that learners develop the transferable skills needed to progress to further education and ultimately higher education and employment, for example communication, planning and managing projects and creative problem solving. The qualification also supports learners in becoming more confident in taking ownership of and responsibility for their own direction, work and choices.
All equipment is provided by the college however, having a camera is advantageous during this course.
The college has two Media Studios which can both be used for photography and filming. We have cameras, tripods and microphones that can be used on location along with other lighting accessories and props.
Extra curricular activities
We encourage students to develop their own media skills by filming or shooting photographs out of the college environment. Several of our students have their own YouTube channels with one of our students Thomas Mason recently hosting a google meet interview with one Alex Horne, star of the TV show Taskmaster.