Overview top

Have you ever wanted to be a Film Director, Games Designer, Journalist or Radio Presenter, if yes then this course might be the perfect starting point to begin your career?

This program is an excellent introduction into the creative media industries. The units you will study will give you a chance to experience what it is like to make video games, short films, and radio shows, as well as providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the media industry and its many career paths.

This is a one-year course and is the equivalent of three/four GCSEs at grade 4-9 when completed successfully.

The course consists of 10 units, each designed to introduce you to a different area of media production. The Units studied on this course are:

Unit 1 – Digital Media Sectors and Audiences

Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Unit 3 – Digital Moving Image Production

Unit 4 – Audio Production

Unit 7 – Digital Games Production

Unit 8 – Media Industry in Context

Unit 9 – Digital Editing for Moving Image

Unit 10 – Digital Photography

Unit 12 – Digital Audio Editing

Unit 15 – Games Testing

Entry Requirements top

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or a qualification at level 1.

You may be considered for this course without the above entry requirements; however, this will be subject to an interview with the course leader. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Assessment top

Units 1 and 8 are assessed through examinations set and marked by the awarding body. The remaining eight units are assessed through Assignments/coursework set and marked by the Media teaching team at South Tyneside College. These assessments will consist of range of projects, practical work, presentations, and reports.

Professional Opportunities top

Students who pass this programme may progress onto one of our many Level 3 programmes in Media Practice or Games Design.

Alternatively Passing this course will open many opportunities for apprenticeships within sectors relating to media.

Further Information top

Should you require any further information on this course please contact the course leader, Chris Thompson at Christopher.thompson@stc.ac.uk