With close links to IT, Creative iMedia has a hands-on approach to learning about digital technology, whilst exploring creative digital media. This course equips learners with a range of skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, transferable skills such as research, planning, and evaluation, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. The hands on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media.
This course takes a media sector focused look at the digital industries including IT, web development, graphics development, interactive media and animation, with iMedia at its heart. Students will learn about the product life cycle and create a series of digital products for a given scenario. One of the core units develops students understanding of pre-production and the planning of digital media. Students will complete coursework units in website development, interactive media and graphics in a hands-on approach.
There are three 50 minute lessons per week in Creative iMedia using the exam board OCR. In Year 9 students complete a foundation year, preparing the students for the qualification. Students study pre-production documents and then learn some basic about graphics including bitmaps and vectors, file types and resolution, image editing and graphics creation.
Students study the following 4 units in both Year 10 and 11:
- Pre-production Skills 25% (Written Paper: 1 hour 15 minutes)
Looking at the planning and creation of pre-production documents.
- Creating Digital Graphics 25% (Coursework unit)
Planning, creating and evaluating digital graphics
- Website Development 25% (Coursework unit)
Planning, creating and evaluating a website.
- Creative Interactive Multi-Media 25% (Coursework unit)
Planning, creating and evaluating interactive multimedia.