Preparing students for their life after Mossley Hollins. We aim to help students become creative, safe and whose actions online are in line with their offline character.
The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will equip students with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, students will be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products. Students will be challenged by introducing them to new software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver and by encouraging independence and creativity.
This qualification will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use. It will also provide students with essential knowledge, skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being.
The ‘hands on’ practical approach that will be required for both teaching and learning has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow students the opportunity to explore different areas of creative media.
Students will study two mandatory units: R081 Pre-production Documents and R082 Creating Digital Graphics and two optional units: RO85 Creating a Multipage Website and R087 Interactive Multimedia Products.
This unit will enable students to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process. Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit will enable students to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application. On completion of this unit, students will understand the purpose and uses of a range of pre-production techniques. They will be able to plan pre-production of a creative digital media product to a client brief, and will understand how to review pre-production documents. Students studying the R082 Creating Digital Graphics and any of the optional units will be able to apply knowledge and understanding gained in this unit to help develop their skills further during the completion of those units.
This unit builds on unit R081. Students will be able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in that unit and vice versa. Digital graphics feature in many areas of our lives and play a very important part in today’s world. The digital media sector relies heavily on these visual stimulants within the products it produces, to communicate messages effectively. The aim of this unit is for students to understand the basics of digital graphic editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation. This unit will develop students’ understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process. On completion of this unit, students will understand the purpose and properties of digital graphics, and know where and how they are used. They will be able to plan the creation of digital graphics and create new digital graphics.
This unit builds on units R081 and R082. Students will be able to apply skills, knowledge and understanding gained in those units. Multipage websites are the basis of internet content and are therefore used extensively in the creative digital media sector, whether for mobile phones or computers in all their forms. This unit will enable students to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. It will enable students to demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website. It will allow them to interpret a client brief and to use planning and preparation techniques when developing a multipage website. On completion of this unit, students will be able to explore and understand the different properties, purposes and features of multipage websites.
This unit builds on units R081 and R082. Students will be able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in those units. Interactive multimedia products are used widely in everyday life and the creative and digital media sector. They are used in computer games, mobile phone applications, presentations and many other areas. This unit will enable students to understand the basics of interactive multimedia products for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why interactive multimedia is used and what features are needed for a given purpose. It will enable them to interpret a client brief, and to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process when creating an interactive multimedia product. On completion of this unit, students will understand the purpose and properties of interactive multimedia products, be able to plan and create an interactive multimedia product to a client’s requirements and review it, identifying areas for improvement.