In Year One you will complete the following Units:
• Unit 24: Writing Copy;
• Unit 22: Interview Techniques;
• Unit 14: Digital Magazine Production.
Year One of the course is focused on Journalism and Digital Magazine Production. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in journalism, producing a portfolio of written copy aimed at a range of publications and variations. You will also develop your journalism skills by undertaking various interview activities such as press conferences and press junkets to contribute towards your writing.
Finally, you will combine your journalism skills along with your creative flair in the production of several pages for a brandnew magazine including your own original photography using our photography studio and equipment and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
In Year Two you will complete the following Units:
• Unit 30: Page Layout and Design for Digital Media;
• Unit 03: Digital Media Skills (practical exam).
Year Two will also continue to develop your ability in page layout and design to the production of a range of different print media products including newspapers and leaflets again including your own original photography using our photography studio and equipment and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
In addition to this, there is an end-of-year, externally assessed practical exam. Thisexam will involve you working towards a client brief in which you will plan and prepare materials for a product using AdobePhotoshop, InDesign and our photography studio before creating it under exam conditions. The exam will be assessing your digital media skills obtained over the
duration of the 2-year course.
A variety of trips and visits will be available throughout the year in addition to some opportunities to meet visiting speakers from the Creative Industries. These include:
• Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter;
• University of Sheffield Film Festival;
• Media City Manchester. 69A – Levels