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What does the course involve?

OCR’s Creative iMedia qualification can deliver the complete learning package for the dynamic world of creative interactive media. It is the most valuable tool available to enable specialisation and entry into a wide range of interactive media jobs.

Creative iMedia is an e-portfolio only qualification. The learner will complete seven different units of study which could include:

Digital Photography

Creating digital interactive animations

Developing 3D digital games

Game design concepts

Digital graphics / picture editing

Interactive multi-media design

Creating a digital soundtrack

Creating a digital video sequence

Character modelling

Storytelling with a comic strip

Digital media skills

Pre-production skills

Students will gain advanced skills in industry standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks as well as using advanced IT equipment to a high standard such as digital video recorders, graphics tablets and digital SLR cameras.

The course is fully interactive and all materials can be accessed by learners at home via the Malton School VLE (Moodle).  Upon successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Creative iMedia (worth the equivalent of 1 A-Level at Grade ‘C’).  There is also the option of completing a Certificate in Creative iMedia in year 12 (worth the equivalent of 1 AS Level at Grade ‘C’) with the option of completing the full Diploma in Year 13.

Assessment

There are no external exams for this course.  All assessment for this qualification is completed through the completion of an e-portfolio (containing evidence of coursework tasks from each unit) which is uploaded to the exam board for moderation. 

Future Prospects

Candidates who successfully complete the OCR Level 3 Diploma for Creative i-Media may progress to qualifications at University or Advanced Level Training such as Higher Level courses in Web and Multimedia Design, Media Studies, Animation and Media Production.   The Creative i-Media Level 3 Diploma qualification carries 80 UCAS points.  Learners may also choose to choose to enter employment within the Creative Media or IT industries.