Level 2 Technical Diploma in Media (Art)


This qualification offers understanding by empowering students to work with media products, production processes and technologies. This leads to practical and creative skills that transfer into the workplace. Unit choices cover a range of media including print, radio, television, film, animation and design.

Students opting for Level 2 in Design & Creative Media should have a keen interest and be enthusiastic about Creative Arts. The course aims to provide a broad based approach to the creative arts world. It gives students the opportunity to acquire and develop their visual communication skills and techniques using a wide range of media and materials.

The course is designed to give students a good foundation for further training and employment and is closely linked to creative arts in the professional world.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs at grades D - G, grades less than a 4, (including English and maths) or other equivalent qualifications. You will be required to attend an interview.

What subjects will I study?

? Graphic Design
? Photography
? Comic & Graphic Novels
? Planning & Producing Media Products
? Sound for Media Products
? Media Products & Audiences
? Fine Art (Additional Unit)

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I learn?

Learners are expected to take control of their own learning, and it is our job to guide you towards the independent approach to learning, rather than just give you all the knowledge you need. You may find you have more freedom to decide what to do, but also that you need to make decisions for yourself. It is very important that you meet deadlines set and put in the hours expected on the course. One of the objectives of this course is to prepare you for a job and this student-centred approach is an important part of this process.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment is designed to reward students for what they can do as well as what they know. You will be internally assessed through assignments set and marked by your lecturers. These assignments may be set assignments, projects or case study work and evidence may be in the form of any of the following:

? Written reports
? Creative products
? Projects & project plans
? Performance-observation records
? Practical assessments
? Audio-visual recordings
? Sketchbook, a working logbook etc.
? Presentations

All other units are internally assessed and graded, externally moderated and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can progress onto the Level 3 in Creative Media Production & Art & Design or other equivalent qualifications. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

Students can also gain employment within the Creative Digital Media or Art & Design industry, such as junior roles working in moving image production, audio production, publishing or graphic design.

How long is the course?

Full-time over one year.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs apart from sketchbook and some stationery.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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