Creative iMedia

Why study Creative iMedia?

iMedia is one of the most exciting courses available to young people. The range of skills developed open many doors for students either wishing to continue studies at university or thinking of starting a career in the field.

These qualifications will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use. They will provide you with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve your learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing your employability when you leave education, contributing to your personal development and future economic well-being.

The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector. The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will equip you with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively.

Through the use of these skills, you will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose innovative media products. They will also be very challenging, by introducing you to demanding material and techniques;

The hands on approach that will be required to successfully complete this course has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow you the freedom to explore the areas of creative media that interest you most, as well as providing good opportunities to enhance your learning in a range of curriculum areas.

What does it prepare me for in the future?

This course is ideal for students wishing to deepen their knowledge and expertise in ICT by enabling them to enrol on the BTEC Level 3 course selecting units based on the student’s strengths in ICT and personal preference.

What will I learn?

The course is modular consisting of a total 4 out of 10 units. The first unit is mandatory and covers aspects of pre-production in ICT projects. You will learn a range of techniques used to plan and prepare an ICT solution to achieve the best and most professional outcome. In addition to this you will need to successfully complete a second mandatory unit on digital graphics before selecting two more units from a range of 10. A typical example of skills areas that may be developed in this course is listed below.

What skills will I acquire?

  • digital graphic editing
  • computer animation
  • sound editing
  • games planning
  • game design
  • web design
  • pre-production techniques

How is it assessed?

Unit R081 Exam unit on Pre-Production Skills
Unit R082 (Digital Graphic editing) mandatory coursework unit which is assessed by the school and moderated externally
  2 further units from a range of 8, chosen by the student