Digital Media Production & Publishing

This qualification is designed to give you an understanding of digital publishing whilst developing your creative and technical skills. You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as website and magazine production, advertising and marketing, writing code, digital graphics, photography and image manipulation, through a range of practical and industry based projects.

Alongside creating professional multimedia products you will have the opportunity to develop your journalism skills and attributes necessary to succeed in print-based media industries. Our journalists and design students work hand in hand with students on our TV & Film courses to conduct interviews to include in their work. For example, Secretary of State for Education, Alastair Campbell, Olympic gold medallist, Jason Gardener, explorers, writers, broadcast professionals and industry leaders.

You will learn how to work with industry-standard software, including the full Adobe Cloud suite of software which is installed on all computers in our building. This includes Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver, to produce professional-level multimedia products.

This course is designed to provide you with a captivating and informative introduction to the role and increasing influence of mass media in society today. You will develop a critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of production skills. This will allow you to develop a broad portfolio to support applications to university or industry placements.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels. 10 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external.  You will study how to write proposals and pitches for a commission and how to develop a treatment outlining ideas and concepts. You will understand the various roles and responsibilities within the industry, from copywriters to graphic designers to digital developers, and how these roles work together to produce digital content and platforms.

What could this qualification lead to?

The qualification has been designed in consultation with employers and will support application to entry level roles within digital publishing or to further training and apprenticeships where appropriate. The focus on technical skills allows students to apply for roles such as:

  • Digital Content Assistant,
  • Copywriter
  • Graphic Designer
  • Design Assistant
  • Digital Assistant
  • Web Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

This course can also progress into higher education and full degree courses for example:

  • Journalism and Practical Media
  • Web Design
  • Creative Media Production
  • Publishing and Digital Culture
  • Web Development
  • Multimedia Journalism

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