There are two pathways on the Level 3 course.
Media Production is a broad, exciting and practical course with a strong design core, which includes digital media technology.
Games Development programme has a strong design core. The programme has been developed in conjunction with a leading games development company.
The level 3 course is nationally recognised by employers and universities. The Extended Diploma (2 years) is equivalent to three full A Levels.
Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:
UCAS Design your future
London Higher Education Exhibition
Meet the Apprentice with the National Careers Service
University UK Search Fair
Course Content and Job Skills
Interactive Media gives students a sound practical and design experience which includes:
Photoshop and image manipulation
TV and video production
Page layout and design
2D and web animation
This provides students with a portfolio of valuable skills and work, relevant to employment within the fast changing new media industries.
Games Development covers all the major elements in the extremely complex process that is the development of an IT-based game. These are:
Games platforms and technologies
3D design, including modelling and environments
Audio and video for games
The narrative structure of games
Working in the games industry and professional practice
Students work on a professional brief, and will also create a final project.
The course is aimed at those who are looking to develop the many and complex skills required for a career in media and games industry.
This course is continuously assessed. For coursework, students must produce written reports, evaluating their performance and show evidence of planning, research and organisation.
Research shows that 60% of new jobs in the media industry are in a games-related field, and that most of these jobs are concentrated in London and the South East. Alternatively students can progress to a University programme.
An average of Grade C for four or more GCSEs including English Language, or successful completion of a Level 2 vocational programme at Merit Level, plus a literacy programme at Level 2. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate their commitment and skills in an interview.
University of the Arts London
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
Sutton, SM5 2EJ
More info: Free for students aged 16-19. For 19+ price may vary depend on individual circumstances.
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