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Creative Digital Media Production requires you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway. The minimum entry requirements will be discussed at open events and at your college interview.
This course is a strong choice for you if you have an interest in Producing Media and/or thoughts of following a Higher Education course, apprentice or work placement in Media / Film / Communications / Journalism or Cultural Studies. The Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and practical course which offers a number of transferable skills in preparation for employment or further educational study in areas such as; Television and Film, Radio, Sound Recording, Print-Based Media, Interactive Media and Games Development.
You can progress straight into employment in the creative industries including moving image and print media. This course provides you with the strongest opportunity for employment, it provides skills that can be transferable in both traditional film production and animated media projects. Many of our students progress on to study animation or practical based courses at degree level.
Throughout this course, you will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. Across the 2 years of study you will study 4 units including:
2 hour, onscreen exam that will allow students to analyse and deconstruct media representations from TV and moving image productions via technical elements such as cinematography, editing, mise-en-scene and sound.
Coursework based assignment. You will carry out different assignment briefs in a work related scenario gaining knowledge and understanding of what is needed before a sound recording production begins. This will include areas such as: health and safety preparation, script writing, voice casting, conducting meetings, organising sound files and documentation.
Task set and marked by exam board. You will understand how to respond to a commission brief. You will learn about clients needs and how to carry out requirements of working through pitches, proposals and treatment documents, all of which are accepted industry methods for communicating initial ideas. The brief is released two weeks before a supervised assessment in order to carry out research activities into the subject. The supervised assessment period will be a maximum of six hours.
Learners will explore the codes and conventions of fictional radio programmes, developing skills in devising radio drama for a choice of genres and audiences. Student will record sounds, source sounds, record their written scrips and edit together using a layering editing process.
The department recommend that you attend one of our scheduled open events to learn more about this exciting course. We also recommend that you come along to your taster sessions within this subject at Wyke Start, our two-day taster event in July. You will also be given some summer work to complete following this event to help you prepare for your first few weeks on the course.
Wyke Sixth Form College hold train to teach information events which offer you a great insight into this course. If you are interested in attending one of these events, please complete this form and we will be in contact with the key information.
Please note that the applications for this course can be submitted by following the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page. Applications are made through the University of Huddersfield rather than Wyke Sixth Form College. We look forward to meeting with you.
The Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and practical course which offers a number of transferable skills in preparation for employment or further educational study in areas such as; Television and Film, Radio, Sound Recording, Print-Based Media, Interactive Media and Games Development. Students can progress straight into employment in the creative industries including moving image and print media. This course provides learners with the strongest opportunity for employment, it provides skills that can be transferable in both traditional film production and animated media projects. Many of our students progress on to study animation or practical based courses at degree level.
At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work is available to download on https://www.wyke.ac.uk/wyke-start-summer-work
You will be provided with lots of advice on applying for quality work experience placements at organisations including the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in trips to the BBC studios in Manchester, to feature on BBC radio Humberside ‘No filter’ by choosing and developing radio show content. The department also hosts a “Careers in the Industry” evening, in which students have secured freelance job roles with media and editing production companies such as VIP Media. Our students have recently visited the ITV set of Victoria and taken a tour of the BBC Look North studio.
The department also hosts an annual awards evening called The MAFTAs, to celebrate the students success and to reward excellent work.