You will have to adapt to different environments and location sets, showing you are reliable and able to apply your classroom learning to real-life scenarios. Depending on the pathway you choose to study Media, you will fundamentally look at communication skills required for Creative Digital Media Production as well as developing an understanding of the production processes within the industries. You can build on these essential topics by completing specialist, technical units that may involve Camera Techniques, Soundtrack Production and Film Editing Techniques
Areas of study can include: Media Representations; Pre Production Portfolio, Responding to a Commission, Film Production – Fiction, Radio Production – Radio, Website Production, Factual Production, Interview Techniques, Sound Production, Single Camera Techniques
Students applying must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C grades with English and Maths. As of 2017, this will include at least a grade 4 (old Grade Cs) in English Language OR Literature as well as Maths. A grade ‘C’ in a business related GCSE or level 2 equivalent, would be advantageous but is not essential for starting the level 3 course. Upon gaining an interview at the Studio School, you are likely to be interviewed by a creative-specialist Tutor; however, you would be expected to explain why you are interested in Creative Digital Media Production.
Extended Certificate (1 A Level).
This course includes 4 units of study across the two years. Of these units, 2 will be set and assessed by the Edexcel exam board. This means you will have to prepare all your research and work to be able to respond to an assignment brief completed in tightly controlled examination conditions.
National Diploma in Film and Television Production (2 A levels).
This course has 10 units of which 4 are core. 2 of these Units are also set and assessed externally by the Edexcel exam board. This means you will have to prepare all your research and work to be able to respond to an assignment brief completed in tightly controlled examination conditions.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Media department’s core resources are:
Thanks to an open plan office style environment, the Studio School is quite literary designed from the ground up to promote collaboration between students. This enables learning to take place not just in lessons but at any time, anywhere. Students share ideas for upcoming projects and provide feedback on current projects. This type of social interaction is such an important skill and something few environments can offer. It’s not just about #CreateYourself, but #ShareLearnImprove.
Our Creative Media production is already making waves in the real world (Gold Award Studio Schools Trust and York Film Festival Winners). A lot of the courses and student’s success comes from recognising the importance of working with real professionals.
In today’s society, we live and breathe Media. Whether it’s TV, Radio, Film or Online we are constantly surrounded by it. Creative Media Production at the Studio School works closely with real companies that put your skills into practice, providing some fantastic collaborative opportunities with leading professionals.
Our past projects include:
Personalised pathways: of the above, the Media department supported 67% of students towards their Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level), 17% towards the Diploma (2 A level) and 17% towards the Extended Diploma (3 A Level).
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:Graphic Design, Illustration or a related subject at University / Advertising / Art Direction / Book Designer / Branding Agency / Crafts / Digital or Film Designer / Direct Marketing / Graphic Designer / Magazine & Newspaper Design / Mobile Marketing / Packaging - Product Design / Spatial Design / TV & Cinema Advertising to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.
This video created by our students showcases some of the techniques they have learnt here at the Creative & Media Studio School. Make sure you watch through to the end for an epic wizard battle! To keep up to date with our videos subscribe to our Youtube channel.