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This course will allow you to work as an entry level creative in digital media design, game design, publishing, visual effects, advertising and marketing businesses.

You will develop the abilities to work independently and in teams, to a client brief, to create original visual content for a range of digital media platforms.

Through tutorial sessions, you will be supported to enhance wider employability skills including project management, teamwork, research, communication and presentation skills alongside your time management.

Waltham Forest College is putting sustainability at the heart of everything that we do, and in this course, you will learn practices that support pollution prevention, ecosystem management and environmental protection. Our creative courses also incorporate and promote green skills and sustainability. Art & Design and Fashion students produce projects on climate change, recycling and upcycling, and our Media students support the College's green agenda by submitting their work digitally throughout the duration of the course.

This course is scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory, practical and online lessons.

  • Sector Overview

    The UK's creative industries boast a range of interesting and exciting careers for those looking to enter a thriving and innovative sector, with opportunities ranging from jobs involved with arts, culture and design to working in video gaming or the media.

    The creative industries bring together a range of sub-sectors involved with economic activities that all have creativity at their centre. From fashion, crafts and visual arts to music, publishing, TV, radio and film, these are all part of what's known as the UK's creative economy.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • 4 GCSEs at 3 (D) or above including maths and English, or progression from a relevant Level 1 qualification
    • Interview and assessment

    If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Contextual references in art and design
    • 2D visual communication
    • 3D visual communication
    • Using ideas to explore, develop and produce art and design
    • Building an art and design portfolio
    • Working in the art and design industry
    • Working with graphic design briefs
    • Working with interactive media
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Project based assignment briefs
    • Practical assessment
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in community projects, such as the Griffin Flag Project or take part in the BFI Film Academy workshops.

    You will be involved in taking part in trips and visits to relevant museum exhibitions such as The Tate Britain and William Morris Gallery.

    You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and contacts.

  • Work Experience

    You must complete 36 hours (1 week) of external work placement which is an essential part of the programme. Some of the opportunities will include placements with employers such as CANADA, Kode Media and Continuum VR.

  • Progression opportunities

    This course will lead to:

    • Media: Content Creation and Production T Level Level 3
    • Digital Media & Animation Level 3
    • Level 3 Apprenticeship
    • Entry level employment in the Creative Industries Sector
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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