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Creative iMedia

General Information

Creative and Digital Media Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate plays an important part in many areas of our everyday lives and is also an important part of the UK economy. There is a demand from employers for an increasingly skilled and technically literate workforce as more and more media products are produced digitally. Creative iMedia provides pupils with specific and transferable skills and a solid foundation in understanding and applying this subject, whether it is in employment or higher education.

The Course Structure

Unit1: R081: Pre-production skills

This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.

Unit 2: R082: Creating digital graphics

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation.

Unit 3: R084: Storytelling with a comic strip

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of comic strip creation. It will enable them to interpret a client brief, use planning and preparation techniques and to create their own comic strip using digital techniques.

Unit 4: R086: Creating a digital animation

This unit enables learners to understand the basics of digital animation for the creative and digital media sector. Learners will be able to plan a digital animation to a client brief, use animation software to create the animation and be able to store, export and review the final product.

Assessment

  • Unit 1 R081: Pre-production skills, Written paper 1 hour 15 mins – 60 marks
  • Unit 2 R082: Creating digital graphics hours, controlled assessment – 60 marks
  • Unit 3 R084: Storytelling with a comic strip, controlled assessment - 60 marks
  • Unit 4: R086: Creating a digital animation, controlled assessment - 60 marks

Signposts

  • National Diplomas in practical media subjects
  • Apprenticeships
  • Potential Careers in:
  • Marketing, media production, public relations