Arts & Creative Media

Academic Excellence Pathway

A Level

The Academic Excellence Pathway is designed to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. It is also an opportunity for students with very good GCSE grades to stretch themselves further and develop their study skills by researching an Extended Project in a topic of interest.

Art & Design BTEC L2

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

The BTEC level two in Art and Design is a one-year art course equivalent to 4 GCSEs. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto our BTEC Level 3 Art & Design or employment. During the course, projects will cover drawing, painting, sculpture, craft, printmaking, photography and contextual studies.

Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Art and Design Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Art, Craft & Design – A level

A LEVEL (edexcel)

You will work your way through a series of practical assignments to explore and develop your skills and understanding of Art, Craft & Design.

Computer Games Design – Level 3

AQA Tech Level 3

Computer Game Design introducers the industry of computer games production though practical exercises. The key areas covered on this course are game design and production, game mechanics, object construction and animation.

Creative Media BTEC Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma

Vocational Creative Media looks at a wide variety of subject disciplines geared towards working in the media industry. This is a specialist two-year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit.

Creative Media Level 2 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. This is a specialist two year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit.

Film Studies

A Level

Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the twenty-first century.

ICT Level 2

BTEC Level 2

This is a full-time qualification for one year, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of ICT focusing on creative skills and technologies.

Information Technology – Ex Dip Level 3

Extended Diploma Level 3

Students are taught employability skills for the digital sector and how to find and use information properly. They have hands on experience of computer hardware and networks as well as designing and building websites. Cyber security is a major topic and students will learn about protecting both virtual and physical systems. In every topic links to jobs in the digital sector will be demonstrated.

MEDIA STUDIES

A LEVEL

We spend huge parts of our life consuming Media. It surrounds us all the time and we use it for all kinds of different and varied reasons. Media Studies teaches you to develop critical perspectives on what you watch, read, listen to, or play every day. It encourages you to reflect on why texts appeal and what purpose they serve in our daily lives.

Performing Arts (Acting)

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Performing Arts is available to study as an Extended Certificate (Equivalent to one A-Level, can be taken alongside other subjects) or the Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels, full time programme of study). The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of areas within the performing arts. Through studying this course, you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

PHOTOGRAPHY

A LEVEL (EDEXCEL)

Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in different ways? If so, you should consider a course in photography. Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture.