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Award in Creative Media Production & Technology

The College Level 2 Award in Creative Media Production & Technology will prepare you for a career in media or add to you skill set as a publisher. This qualification will assist you in finding work and demonstrating your competence as a graphic artist in the industry. Adobe Creative Cloud applications are commonly used in all sorts of environments. But learning these is not trivial. Learning to use them correctly, less so. Often you see products created in Photoshop – or one of the other applications because that’s the one application they think they know. Creative Cloud is a suite of applications, each with it’s own focus and the course reflects that. This course is conservative in outlook. Largely the bells and whistles are ignored to concentrate on using core features well. Attention to detail is emphasised and taking a project through to a deliverable is the focus. The course is mainly aimed at print output, although much of the things learned are useful for the production of digital materials and web based.

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Time 18:00-21:00
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 14 Weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price FREE* Please see funding section
Course Code S12CMD1-BEF1A

What topics are covered?

You will learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator appropriately and to a high level. You will focus on InDesign for origination and as a way of integrating material from the former. Finally, you will understand the role of Acrobat in delivering press ready or interactive materials.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone wishing to develop strong skills in visual and print based media.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be able to demonstrate basic computer competency.

Who will be my tutor?

Your tutor is Stephen Spicer. Stephen has been using and teaching the creative use of software for over 25 years. He was an Adobe Certified Instructor until recently and has wide experience over a range of
software products. In addition to teaching, Stephen has worked as a freelance designer, illustrator, interactive producer over a range of digital media for many
years. He is responsible, amongst other things, for the look of the Bath Fringe Festival guide. If you have questions about the course these can be emailed to: Stephen.spicer@bathcollege.ac.uk

How will I learn?

You will be taught using a blend of practical sessions and graded projects. For the duration of the course, you may also bring your work for comment. Your lessons will comprise of three parts:

  • The subject for the lesson will be discussed and demonstrated to you. This will either be live, or it will
    be recorded for you to learn at your pace. You will be able to pause and rewind the video as required.
  • You will be supplied with files and a printable outline of what you are doing and what that is
    intended to teach you.
  • Your completed exercises will be evaluated by your tutor, who will give you feedback and answer
    questions.

 

At the time of writing the teaching is roughly 50% online and 50% in the classroom. Should conditions change these will also change. The course will be facilitated using Google classroom.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment comprises internal practical assessment, multi-choice exam and case studies.

What can I do after this course?

After attending, it is hoped you will have a small portfolio of work carried out. You may use this to demonstrate competence to potential or existing employers.

What funding is available?

*This course has three funding routes through the AEB (Adult Education Budget), these are fully funded (Free), Co-Funded (you pay £150) or full cost (you pay the full cost of £300). You will need to find out what sort of funding you qualify for, and you can do this by talking to our friendly student advice team, either by emailing info@bathcollege.ac.uk or by using our live chat feature during our office hours.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre campus.

What do I need to bring?

To complete this course to it’s fullest the following items will be needed:

 

  • Working current copy of Adobe Creative Cloud. The Creative suite is a
    subscription based product that costs around £60 a month. You may
    qualify for a student discount, but that will depend on Adobe’s policies at
    the time of application.
  • A Mac or Windows computer with a web camera.
  • A graphics tablet is useful, but not essential.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.

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