Interactive Media and Games Level 2

This one-year study programme aims to introduce learners to a diverse and exciting range of disciplines within the creative and interactive media sector. The course is designed to cover a range of practical and theoretical skills in digital graphics and computer games to prepare learners for progression to further study and ultimately a career within the creative media industries. You also will improve your English and Maths skills and will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate your project work based on industry style briefs.

Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

What Will I Learn?

Along with the media classes, you will improve your English and Maths skills which will make you more employable and improve the quality of your media work. GCSE Maths and English resit classes may be part of your timetable depending on your GCSE entry grades. You will also attend group tutorials and 1-1 tutorials to support your study as well as enrichment activities such as watching films, meeting guest lecturers from the industry and making visits to film and television studios.

Course Content

Interactive Media and Games – Course Content

  • Digital Media Sectors and Audiences
  • Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product
  • Media Industry in Context
  • Digital Moving Image Production
  • Digital Games Production
  • Digital Audio Editing
  • Writing for Digital Media
  • Digital Art for a Media Product
  • Animation
Facilities/Equipment

The course has a wide range of equipment including the Creative Media Suite including a projection room, a PC suite, a Mac suite and seven editing rooms equipped with Mac computers running Adobe Creative Suite and modelling software. We have an extensive resource of camera, sound and lighting equipment. The Colchester campus also includes a well-equipped television studio with green-screen facility and a soundproof audio studio with technical support available.

Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs (9-3) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1 qualification
  • An interview.
What Can I Do Next?

There is a growing range of careers in the interactive media sector including work within film and television production, advertising, computer games design, landscape and architecture virtualisation, web design, Social Media and Digital marketing. Successful students are eligible to apply to the Level 3 Interactive Media and Games study programme or an apprenticeship.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Interactive Media and Games Level 2
Qualification: UAL Level 2 Diploma In Creative Media Production and Technology
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

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