Course Level: Level 3

Exam Board: OCR

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Entry requirements: 5 GCSE Grade 5 or above including a grade 5 or above in a computing or graphic design related subject.

Where this is not an option a keen interest in digital design would also be considered.

Watch the following video from the Digital Media Department which runs our Digital Media Extended Certificate Course:

Course Description

This qualification is design for learners aged 16 years or over who want to study digital media concepts and production development.  It will allow you to specialise in either digital content creation for interactive media with an emphasis on industry standard concepts some as Business Information Modelling (BIM), game design and visualisation.

We offer both a diploma and extended certificate in this field. Please see the course profile for more details about the two courses.

A keen interest for digital design and some artistic interest and ability would provide you with the best opportunity to achieve this qualification.    

Course Profile

Job Opportunities

The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are digital layout artists, digital graphic designers, assistant computer graphics modellers or assistant animators. The knowledge, understanding and skills learners will acquire in this pathway will enable them to use their creative flair to develop content for innovative media products.

Learners will take the designated mandatory unit for this pathway - Interactive media product. In this unit they’ll understand how interactive multimedia products are used and learn how to design, create and test an interactive product. As part of this pathway the optional units learners can take are Journalism and the news industry, Photography for digital media products, Comics and graphic novel storytelling, Create a digital animation, 3D digital modelling, Games development and Graphic design for digital media products.

Depending on the units learners choose they could explore the different techniques used to produce animations or gain practical skills in games development by planning and producing a functional level of a new computer game. Other skills that they will develop include team working, communication, planning and organising, and adaptability

LDE UTC has excellent links with games design studios such as Freejam Games and international digital based companies such as Fujitsu and Mircrosoft and opportunities to take part in projects with the same will be provided to all students with Digital Media qualifications.

Further Reading

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