Examination Board – OCR
What Will I Learn?
This course looks into the practical side of media alongside some theory. You will be able to use your imagination to create some fantastic products developing them from a client brief to a fully thought out product. Throughout the course you will work with a variety of software and learn plenty of skills that you will be able to take with you throughout life such as forward planning, keeping to a deadline and ensuring work is done to a high standard.
The course is spread over two years and has the flexibility of being able to deliver the units in an order that will best suit you. Typically a project should take one and a half school terms to complete as this allows for us to teach you the skills needed on the software alongside good working practices.
The units involved are Pre-Production Skills which looks at how a product goes from an initial, rough idea to a fully fleshed out product, understanding client briefs, deadlines and planning techniques used in industry. Creating Digital Graphics in which students learn photo editing skills, why digital graphics are used and the techniques involved to create them. In the Storytelling through Comic Strip unit you will look at the history of comics and how storytelling has evolved over time, you will then create a comic script based on a brief from a client using specialist software. Finally Designing a Games Concept looks at the evolution of video games and their features, designing a proposal to a client and the legal aspects involved.
How Am I Assessed?
Pre-Production Skills (25% exam) Sat in January of Year 10
Creating Digital Graphics (25% project work)
Creating a Games Concept (25% project work)
Final coursework unit (To be decided) (25% project work)
What Career Options Do I Have?
Creative Graphics Designer