This course is designed to equip you with a general understanding of technical and research production skills and the knowledge that you will need to be successful in the ever-expanding world of digital and interactive media. The course will give you the opportunity to explore and develop skills in a wide range of exciting digital media pathways including:
• Digital Film making
• Digital Projection
• Game Design
• Motion Graphics
• Virtual & Augmented Reality
You will research existing digital media products and their audiences along with cutting edge producers and apply this to the production of your own digital media products.
Our technical and teaching staff, who have years of industry experience, will support and encourage you to experiment with a wide range of digital production techniques through a number of creative industry-led projects.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways that will advance your capacity to problem-solve through reflection of both your own work and that of others, enabling you to develop your practical and technical skills further. At the end of the course, instead of an exam, you will work towards a final public showcase that will help to extend your professional practice skills as a content creator or film maker.
Digital Futures and Interactive Media students showcase their cool and cutting edge skills that they have learnt across a number of projects in animation, digital film making and VFX, digital projection mapping, 3D modelling and game design, motion graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. Students have been mastering industry standard software applications such as After FX, Premiere Pro, Animate, Illustrator, In-design, Unity, Blender and Mad Mapper along with using and understanding industry standard equipment and processes.
- Live advertising project.
- Educational trip to MediaCity Salford.
- Attend a range of industry led media workshops.
- Showcase your work to the public.
The majority of students will progress onto the Level 3 Digital Futures & Interactive Media Extended Diploma at HCA. Others may choose to enter full-time employment or pursue alternative study pathways.
Minimum 4 GCSEs Grade 9 – 2 ( A* – F). To ensure that you qualify, it is also highly desirable that you achieve at least a Grade 4 / C or above in English or maths, interview & showreel/portfolio of media or related work.