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Creative Digital Arts

About the Industry

The advancement in technology has changed the way we create and view art. From photography and design software, to videography and illustration, the combination of traditional artistic techniques with digital technologies and software has opened up a whole array of career opportunities within the industry. There is a strong emphasis on drawing as a way to plan, develop and create artwork as this is an important skill in industry.

The course is available at Level 2 and offers an introduction to digital image creation through the fields of illustration, graphics, video, media, animation and photography, which you can study at Level 3. 

 

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Bletchley Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

You will learn how to apply your creativity and artistic skill to a career, building up an impressive portfolio showcasing your work ready for employers. The variety of course content will enable you to let your individuality shine through, and to experiment with different techniques, styles and forms of media. You can also experiment with the digitalisation of the arts, learning to use the latest industry-standard technology and software. You can expect to work both independently and in groups, collaborating on projects and working to live briefs from within the industry. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you will have the choice of progressing on to study a specialism, such as graphic design, photography or moving image, where you will further your technical and practical skills in those elements. 

What's next?

Through experimentation you will find out where your passion and talents lie, whether it’s in a specialism such as photography, moving image or graphic design, or whether you want to continue studying generic art and design. Armed with your up to date portfolio, you could head out into the industry into a junior or assistant position, gathering contacts and experience on your way to the top. You could also continue to build your skills and experience through further study, with a university-level course in your specialism. Here you will gain more intricate and focused skills, and also be able to take on further work placements and experiences. 

Is it for me?

It’s important to study what you’re passionate about, otherwise what’s the point? The arts require creativity, dedication, and an open mind. You must be prepared to be flexible, work to tight deadlines, and pay excellent attention to detail. You must be able to think outside the box, push boundaries and break conventions. Communication is key, as is the ability to work to a brief that might not be to your personal taste. You must also be able to market yourself and your work, which you will learn how to do through different platforms on your course. A good grasp of technology is essential, as you will encounter brand new software and equipment that you will need to get to grips with to succeed. 

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.

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