LEVEL: VOCATIONAL LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: OCR
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME
This course can help you take your first steps towards an exciting career in the digital industry.
You will develop skills in video production (e.g. camera operating, lighting and sound), and editing (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro) as well as research, analysis, planning, organisation, leadership and communication that will transfer into any area of further study or work. The assessments are completed thorough a combination of different types of internal coursework. There are also opportunities to develop skills in English and Mathematics.
This one year course is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work related context. Taken as part of a balanced curriculum, it will provide a tried and trusted progression route to further study, to an Apprenticeship or into employment.
The teaching team create a series of relevant assignments, which can be written or activity based, offering variety to your learning. The format of the assignments are varied and could include activities such as creating a film clip, planning a presentation, or writing a report.
You will complete a Higher Project Qualification, planning, researching and producing a documentary – on a subject of your choice. There is also the opportunity to complete a week of work experience in a Media related business, to start to think about applying what you have learnt on the course.
You can take part in enrichment activities at the College within your Study Programme including study visits to London (BBC, Warner Bros. Studios) and Bristol (BBC, Watershed).
Throughout this course you will develop skills in video production (e.g. camera operating, lighting, sound), audio production and editing (e.g. Adobe Suite), research, analysis, planning, organisation, leadership and communication.
On this course you will study the following topics:
- Understanding how media products are made to appeal to their target audiences
- Plan, shoot and edit a media product (such as a Music Video or film Trailer)
- Create visual effects (such as blue screen or digital compositing) for a video production
- HPQ project – planning, researching and producing a documentary on a subject of your choice.
- Media related work experience
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at 3/4 grades.
I started off doing Level 2 Media at Huish and proceeded onto the Level 3 course. I really enjoy the subject but I particularly enjoy the practical aspects of the course. This has really brought up my confidence when going out to film. Digital Media isn’t just about the filming side of things, there are other important aspects such as doing the paperwork, learning about films themselves and how they use special effects.
The support I received from Huish in the form of my lecturers has helped me to be able to achieve so much more than I thought; whether it is Simon Lewis helping me with my editing and explaining things to me in a way that I can understand, or Dave Bryant, who is my Tutor and always making the time to talk to me and pushing me to get the best grade I can for my work.
My plans for when I leave College are to get an Apprenticeship within the media industry and go on to work for the top media companies in the UK. Doing Digital Media at Huish has really got me interested in something that I feel passionate about and that I feel I have a future in and can continue to learn and grow within the industry. Being in my final year, I found that I had support from teachers helping me with what I should do when I leave and giving me advice from their own experiences.
Meg Adams, Media student