Creative Media Production and Technology | Level 3
Why this course?
This exciting and creative course will give you the opportunity to gain a broad range of valuable skills and knowledge in the creative digital and media sector. It is a practical, hands-on course enabling you to work both independently and in teams reflecting industry practices. In year 1, you will be taught how to conduct a digital photoshoot, record a podcast, create a film and promotional video, learn about graphic design for print and web, 3D modelling and contemporary social media marketing. There will also be fantastic opportunities to work on live projects developed by local creative media companies. This will give you an opportunity to experince working in the media sector and to gain a valuable understanding of the professional skills needed for this fast-moving and dynamic industry. In Year 2, you will be given the opportunity to explore a specialist area of creative digital media of your own choice.
To start at this level, you need at least 4 GCSEs including English or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media or related subject.
A portfolio review with the course leader will be required.
Your portfolio of work must show your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. We are also interested in looking at work you have completed in your own time, your hobbies and any work experience you have completed.
- Introduction to media processes and technical skills
- Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
- Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
- Critical and contextual awareness
- Investigating audio production and technology
- Investigating visual production and technology
- Investigating interactive media production and technology
- Developing a creative media production project
Why the MET?
The MET's vibrant Creative Media department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing digital, art and design scene.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
The MET is renowned for its creative industries courses. You will work in state-of-the-art artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio and Mac suites.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.
Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.
Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.
Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.
We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.
This course prepares you to go on to university-level courses in Art, design and media.
Future careers include:
- Graphic designer
- Web designer
- 3D designer, maker, jewellery designer or product designer
This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704
You may be required to purchase some basic art materials, sketchbooks or materials to present and display your work throughout the course, plus a note pad and pens.
There may be some trips planned in the year which may incur incidental costs.
You may wish to purchase resources appropriate to the presentation of your work especially for the final major project and final show such as presentation materials, structures or props.