Students who choose to study Creative iMedia at Key Stage 4 will follow the Cambridge Nationals - Creative iMedia Level 1/2 course.
The areas covered in the course are:
- Unit 1: Creative iMedia in the media industry
- Unit 2: Visual identity and digital graphics
- Unit 3: Visual imaging
The types of tasks that will be completed are:
- Developing Photoshop and Illustrator skills to develop high quality graphics to meet a range of design briefs.
- Learning to use more complex video editing skills like masking and green screening.
- Creating and editing videos to meet a range of design briefs.
- Using CAD in programs like Blender to create 3D objects.
- Developing storyboards to plan what will happen in a video or computer game.
The course is assessed through:
- Controlled Assessment - This is a course focused on developing practical skills. As such, 60% of the final grade will come from controlled assessment completed for units 2 and 3. In total, students will need to complete two substantial practical projects based on scenarios written by the exam board. These extended projects will allow students to demonstrate the skills they have developed in digital imaging, video editing and Computer Aided Design.
- Examination - Students will have one 1 hour 15 minute examination to undertake. This accounts for 40% of the final grade and is based on the ‘Creative iMedia in the media industry’ unit. In this examination students will demonstrate their ability to understand a client brief, set time frames and deadlines, and carry out the initial stages involved in a professional creation process.
This course equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. This includes industries such as movies, games, journalism and many more. All of these are dynamic and growing industries within the UK.
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