Creative Digital Media

Creative Digital Media

What is this subject and why should I study it?

This subject is for you if you are interested in graphic design, film, photography, web design and animation. If you enjoy making your own digital media products, or want to learn more about how products are put together then this course provides you with a range of skills using professional software.

You will start the following qualification in Y9 and complete it in Y10:
Level 2 Cambridge National Creative iMedia Certificate
Examination Board: OCR

Alongside the Level 2 Cambridge National Creative iMedia Certificate course, you will take part in a number of workshops throughout the year to build on your skills towards Y10 and onwards:
1. Graphic design and photography
2. Web design
3. Video production
4. Digital animation
5. Storyboarding and scripting
6. Media language, representations, audiences and institutions

Course Content for Cambridge iMedia
R082 Creating digital graphics (mandatory coursework)
This unit allows Y9 students to learn basics in graphic design programs Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will work to a set brief to produce a high quality print graphic and a graphic suitable for the web. The graphic design pieces can be to market a particular media product.
 R081: Pre-production and planning (mandatory examination)
This unit allows students to understand the skills and industry standard practices that go in to producing a range of different digital media products. For example print, web and audio-visual. This will be assessed through an examination.

How is the course assessed?
All coursework units are internally assessed units and externally moderated by OCR. The certificate course is equivalent to one GCSE. It is graded Pass (C), Merit (B), Distinction (A) and Distinction* (A*).

Two of the following units will be completed in Y10: R090: Digital Photography, R089: Creating
a digital video sequence, R086: Creating a digital animation

Any course requirements?
You should have an interest in media products and designing media products.

Where do I find out more information?
If you want any further information, please see Mrs Payne, Curriculum Director.
apayne@utcsheffield.org.uk