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Course title: L1/2 Creative iMedia (ICT)
Exam board: OCR Cambridge National
Available grades: L1/2 – Pass
L1/2 – Merit
L1/2 – Distinction
L1/2 – Distinction *
Content overview:

R081: Pre-Production Skills – Y10

Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit will enable students to understand pre-production skills and techniques used in the sector, as well as gain the knowledge and skills to create digital media products and explore their application.

It will also develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.

Content includes:

  • Understanding the purpose and content
  • of pre-production.
  • Being able to plan pre-production.
  • Being able to produce and review preproduction
  • documents.

R082: Creating digital graphics – Y10

Digital graphics feature in many areas of our lives, and play a very important part in today’s world. The digital media sector relies heavily on these visual stimulants within products to communicate messages effectively.

The aim of this unit is for students to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. This unit builds on Unit R081.

Content includes:

Understanding the purpose and properties of digital graphics and knowing where and how they are used. Being able to plan the creation of a digital graphic.

R087: Creating a multimedia product – Y11

Interactive multimedia products are used widely in everyday life and the creative and digital media sector. They are used in computer games, mobile phone applications, presentations and many other areas.

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of interactive multimedia products for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why interactive multimedia is used and what features are needed for a given purpose. It will enable them to interpret a client brief, and to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process when creating an interactive multimedia product.

R087: Desiging a game concept – Y11

This unit will enable learners to understand the capabilities and limitations of a range of platforms. They will be able to identify core features of digital games and gain the knowledge to create a games design concept proposal that can be presented to a client for critical review. This unit will also enable learners to understand the basics of planning and designing digital games for the creative digital media sector.

On completion of this unit, learners will know about different types of digital games and where they are used, be able to plan and design a digital game concept and present a game proposal to a client or focus group.

Assessment: R081: Pre-Production Skills – Y10 – 1.25 External Examination
R082: Creating digital graphics – Y10 – Centre assessed coursework
R087: Creating a multimedia Product – Centre assessed coursework
R091: Designing a game concept – Y11 – Centre assessed coursework
Skills required to be successful:
  • Hands on approach
  • Be able to carry out independent research
  • Creativity Communicating your ideas
Further study links: Cambridge Technicals – IT Level 3 or Digital Media Level 3 (these are OCR vocational qualifications that offer an alternative to A levels for students aged 16+).

Students could also consider moving into AS or A Level Computer Science.

Career opportunities:
  • Advertising Manager
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Computer Programmer
  • Digital Audio Technician
  • Digital Graphic Designer
  • Digital Imaging Manager
  • Digital Video Editor
  • E-business Consultant / Manager
  • Film Maker / Director
  • Marketing Expert / Manager
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Online Database Manager
  • Photographer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Project Management
  • Radio Producer
  • Social Media Content Manager
  • Technology Support Specialist
  • Web Developer / Manager

Or maybe the job just doesn’t exist yet…