Welcome to Creative iMedia

 

Vision

Our vision in Creative iMedia is to equip students with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and reviewing, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products. Students will engage in both theory and practical work, in a range of units which are suitable for ACSC students. Students who complete this qualification will have skills in numerous imedia sectors which can then be further developed post 16.

The qualification challenges all students’ abilities as it ranges from a level 1 up to a level 2. The course has numerous elements which includes independent units of work and also a written exam. Students are challenged each unit as they are required to research, learn and develop a new skill set. The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector.
 

Careers and Employability

With the ever changing landscape of employability it is paramount we provide students with the essential skills which will enable them to obtain and sustain successful jobs in the future. It is our belief that by having the skills obtained by completing this qualification it will enable our students the opportunity to continue on a career paths linked to the creative industry.  

Employment skills we develop in our subject;

  • Creativity
  • Interpreting a client brief
  • Research skills
  • Resilience 
  • Independence
  • Pre-Production skills
  • Timekeeping 
  • Planning
  • Reviewing and Evaluating 
  • Photography Skills
  • ICT functional skills
     

Year 10

During year 10, students will study the following topics:


Fertile question: What are pre-production skills and when can I used them in a career?

R080 - Pre Production Skills Exam

Content

The purpose and use for:-

  • Mood boards
  • Mind maps
  • Visualisation Diagrams
  • Storyboards
  • Interpret client requirements
  • Work plans
  • Importance of target audience
  • Health and Safety associated with working in the industry
  • Legislation 
  • File Types

Skills

Producing pre-production documents - mood boards, mind maps, visualisation diagrams, storyboards, work plans

  • Independent work
  • Team work
  • Researching effectively – primary and secondary
     

Fertile question: What is a digital graphic and can I create a professional digital graphic for a specific client?

R081 - Digital Graphics

Content

  • Why and how digital graphics are used
  • File formats
  • Properties of digital graphics
  • Different purposes and audiences influence design 

Skills

  • Evaluating and analysing digital graphics
  • Interpreting client requirements and target audiences
  • Researching – primary and secondary
  • Independent work
  • Team work
  • Producing pre-production documents related to this unit of work
  • Self-reflection and evaluating

 

Year 11

During year 11, students will study the following topics:


Fertile question: What skills do professional photographers need and can I create a portfolio for a specific client?

R087 - Multimedia Products

Content

  • Where different multimedia products are used and their purpose
  • Considerations of designing 
  • The hardware, software and peripherals required to create and view interactive multimedia products
  • File formats supported on different platforms
  • Limitations caused by connections

Skills

  • Interpreting client requirements and target audiences
  • Evaluating and analysing multimedia products
  • Researching – primary and secondary
  • Independent work
  • Team work
  • Producing pre-production documents related to this unit of work
  • Self-reflection and evaluating

 

Fertile question: What are multimedia products and can I create a multimedia product for a specific client?

R090 - Digital Photography 

Content

  • Limitations and capabilities of digital cameras
  • Suitability of different cameras used for specific purposes
  • Rules of photography and composition

Skills

  • Interpreting client requirements and target audiences
  • Researching – primary and secondary
  • Planning a photography shoot
  • Taking a range of photographs using a DSLR and rules of composition
  • Independent work
  • Team work
  • Producing pre-production documents related to this unit of work
  • Self-reflection and evaluating

© Copyright 2014–2020 Ashton Community Science College