Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Digital Arts - Level 2 (UAL Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0346-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology Level 2 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

This course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the technical and production skills you need to become a creative digital producer. You will develop skills in areas including photography, moving image, advertising design and animation. The course is taught by a team skilled in communication, advertising design, animation, illustration, photography and filmmaking.

Entry requirements

Start at Level 3 if you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths. 

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English or maths.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Creative media methods and skills
  • Production techniques
  • Understanding an audience
  • Audio and visual production
  • Interactive media production

Why the MET?

  • Photography and video studios
  • Professional resources and equipment
  • Mac computer suites
  • Lecturers from the Creative Industries
  • Collaboration with other creative courses

Northbrook MET has a fantastic track record of progression to prestigious universities.

You will have the opportunity to work on real live projects commissioned by internal and external clients and be nominated for the competitive and highly regarded annual UAL Origins Exhibition.  

The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.     

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.    

You will work in artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio, Mac suites and pattern cutting room.   

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the art & design courses running alongside theatre arts and music courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

What's next?

After Level 2 you can progress to Level 3. 


Future careers include: 

• Animator

• Researcher

• Producer

• Director

• Photographer

• Photo-journalist

• Film/documentary maker 

• Curator

• Creative designer /director 

• Conceptual consultant 

What's next?
  • student Views Chloe Steadman Digital Arts

    “Chloe had her photographic work used by a national charity, Depression Alliance. Chloe created three social action poster campaign images to generate awareness of depression. The charity used the images in their social media campaigns and on Pinterest.”

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Web design or development professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.
  • Presents design options to the client.
  • Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
  • Develops the website and applications.
  • Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
  • Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
  • Writes and publishes content for the website.
  • Tests website interaction and performance prior to going .
  • Activates the website.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,107

AVERAGE £27,534

POTENTIAL £41,984

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Graphic designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,077

AVERAGE £24,648

POTENTIAL £39,039

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
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