Course Duration
1 Year
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 1280.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL5808
Start Date
04/09/2023
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

This course is designed for students who want to progress to our Level 2 Games or Media courses.

Are you interested in playing video games or watching movies and you want to know more about how they are created? Do you watch YouTube or Twitch videos and want to learn how to create your own? If so, then this course is the ideal way for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills.

Taught at our brand new Digital and Creative Hub at Cauldon campus, opposite Staffordshire Univerity and Hanley Park, this course will provide you with an awareness and understanding of the Media and Games industries as well as practical knowledge of how to apply this to your everyday lives. You will explore a range of software and techniques as well as learning how to develop your own ideas and designs.

You will gain a solid foundation in media and computer games principles and technologies which will help you to progress onto the Level 2 Media or Games courses.

On this course you have access to a free office 365 and Adobe subscription (Photoshop, Premiere), access to Industry Standard Software, technology and equipment, such as 3D Printers, 3D Scanning Equipment, VR Technology, Cameras, Green Screens, Lights and Sound Equipment. This course is assessment only (no exams)!

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or another relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/ assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

This course is assessed by continual assessment, and learners will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can get the support of one of our mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body, therfore you coursework evidence is the only assessment, there are not theory exams to sit.

How Is It Taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course as well as organising any support that you may need.
The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self directed study. You will have fun with opportunity to learn 3D Modelling, Camera work techniques, film editing, game engines and level design, concept art and illustration and photo/graphics editing.

What Could I do Next

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Computer Games Design. Alternatively you could progress to one of our other Creative Media or Art & Design courses such as Graphic Design and Digital Imaging or Broadcast Media (Film/TV and Radio), depending on where your interests lie.

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or another relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/ assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

This course is assessed by continual assessment, and learners will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can get the support of one of our mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body, therfore you coursework evidence is the only assessment, there are not theory exams to sit.

How Is It Taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course as well as organising any support that you may need.
The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self directed study. You will have fun with opportunity to learn 3D Modelling, Camera work techniques, film editing, game engines and level design, concept art and illustration and photo/graphics editing.

What Could I do Next

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Computer Games Design. Alternatively you could progress to one of our other Creative Media or Art & Design courses such as Graphic Design and Digital Imaging or Broadcast Media (Film/TV and Radio), depending on where your interests lie.

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.