Examination Board – OCR
The Extended Certificate course is equivalent to one A level consists of 6 units of study.
The Cambridge Technical in Digital Media is a vocational course which gives students the opportunity to develop their portfolio of work-related skills. It is excellent preparation for employment post sixth form but works equally well to support a student looking to apply for university.
Media is ever-changing with new technology leading its development. You will explore a range of digital media and moving image industries. You will devise exciting and creative solutions to projects, through the use of a variety of video and digital media technology. You will be given the opportunity to specialise in digital media or moving image in a variety of projects.
The course will focus on:
- Film production
- Structure and analysis of the media industry
- Design using software packages including Photoshop and InDesign
- TV, radio, gaming and magazine industries
• Multimedia editing using Final Cut Pro
- Photography, page layout and design.
- Advertising and Marketing
On the course you will:
- Create a range of digital media solutions through a variety of projects
- Make posters, title sequences, films and web pages
- Research current industry practices and visit TV studios and screenings
- Make your own film products
- Improve your communication skills
- Be offered opportunities for work-based learning and work experience.
All Technical courses contain a number of units of study assessed by the school, and a further 2 units that can take the form of a task or written exam that is set and marked externally by the exam board.
Students need to be self-motivated and able to work on extended research and practical projects. Organisation and presentation skills are important as is an enthusiasm to learn about and create Media.