Creative iMedia


Examining Board

Course Introduction
The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.

Most of the qualification is tested by coursework that is set and marked by the class teacher and moderated by the exam board throughout Years 10 and 11. If students like project work, enjoy research and doing practical things, they will enjoy Creative iMedia.

Creative iMedia in the Media Industry - exam (40%)
Visual Identity and Digital Graphics - internally assessed (25%) 
Digital Games - internally assessed (35%) 

This course is a GCSE equivalent and so will contribute to entry to Sixth Form or College. Many students go on to study Creative Sciences, ICT or Computing at A Level or other Level 3 qualifications. There are a diverse range of careers in the digital media sector and degree choices such as Games Development, Interaction Design and User Experience Design as well as more traditional degree choices in Computing. There are also many apprenticeship opportunities in the sector.

Course Content

Creative iMedia in the Media Industry 
In this unit you will learn about the sectors, products and job roles that form the media industry. You will learn the legal and ethical issues considered and the processes used to plan and create digital media products. You will learn how media codes are used within the creation of media products to convey meaning, create impact and engage audiences. You will learn to choose the most appropriate format and properties for different media products. Completing this unit will provide you with the basic skills for further study or a range of creative job roles within the media industry

Visual Identity and Digital Graphics 
In this unit you will learn how to develop visual identities for clients. You will also learn to apply the concepts of graphic design to create original digital graphics which incorporate your visual identity to engage a target audience.

Digital Games
In this unit you will learn to interpret client briefs to devise original digital game concepts. You will learn to plan digital games effectively and to use a Game Design Document to create engagement among developers and clients. You will learn to create, edit, test and export playable digital games which you have designed.

Contact Name
Mrs K Williams – Head of ICT and Computing

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Curriculum Learning Journey

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