Digital Media Level 2 Technical Diploma

Digital Media Level 2 Technical Diploma

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Digital Media Level 2 Technical Diploma

If you are interested in starting a career in the media industry, the Level 2 Digital Media course will put you on the right track.

You will learn how plan and professionally produce films, record and edit audio, write professional copy for the media and take images to illustrate your articles and work.

This course can lead to university, apprenticeships or employment opportunities in television, film making, journalism, advertising or even graphic design. You will learn many different aspects of media from a practical point of view to academic theory. Work placement opportunities are available on this course.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 70391-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+: £1,214 (19+ fee subject to change) (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Video editing using Adobe Premiere

• Audio editing using Adobe Audition

• Working in a team to create your own media production

• Writing professional copy for digital media

• Using a DSLR camera

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will learn how to develop your own ideas into a practical media product such as a film or podcast. You will learn how to work well in teams, work to a brief and to deadlines and present information effectively.

On the technical side you will work in a team to learn how to make attention-grabbing films by developing your own ideas, planning your production and then editing your footage using Adobe software.

In your audio editing class you will learn how to use Adobe software to create and edit sound effects and a voice over for an animation.

You will also learn writing techniques to create sparkling copy and page designs to appeal to your target audience.

On the academic side, you will also learn how media product appeal to and influence audiences and how today’s industry operates. You will learn how to work well in teams, work to a brief and to deadlines and present information effectively.

How you will be assessed

You will complete practical projects including making a film, writing, taking photos and creating sound effects. The assignments include some written reports which will contribute to your final grade.

You also take two exams. In the first, you will explore how digital media has transformed the way we consume and contribute to written, visual and aural media. For the second exam, you will develop an insight into the vibrant and dynamic companies that make up the media sector and how they create the jobs that you will want to do. Each exam also contributes to your final grade.

Each unit is assessed as a Pass, Merit or Distinction and an overall final mark is then reached based on your achievements.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

You need: 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and should:

  • Be able to communicate ideas and opinions in a spoken, written and visual context.
  • Have a passion to work in the media industry.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to organise yourself and work to deadlines.

What's next

You can progress from the level 2 course on to a level 3 course in Creative Arts provided you have achieved a Merit overall and have a recommendation from your tutor.

Courses you could move on to within Creative Arts include:

  • TV and Film
  • Journalism 
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite

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