Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Creative Media Production, Interactive Media - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01062 NAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/7878/1

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Research Techniques
  • Production Management 
  • Communication Skills
  • Web Authoring
  • Web Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Modelling 
  • Motion Graphics & Compositing Video
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Sound in Interactive Media
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Page Layout & Design
  • Speech Package Production
  • Interactive Media Authoring

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to produce young professionals ready for work within an exciting yet demanding industry. You will be taught by industry professionals using the latest hardware and software tools and techniques. You will become proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator and Indesign, Using PC and Apple computers, you will develop the core skills required to design and develop websites, animations, podcasts, music compositions including remixes, graphics portfolios, branding, desk top publishing, motion graphic compositions all during the two years of study. This is an exciting, highly creative course with many success stories.

Special Features

As well as studying the exciting range of topics that makes up the course content, you will also get the opportunity to work on a range of live projects. In the past we have designed and developed many websites, created logos, produced branding for clients, created radio station jingles and ident sand produced 3D models for the Titanic Quarter's promotional video.

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Applicants should have at least 4 GCSE's at Grade C or above or other relevant qualifications. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

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Our students often progress to Higher Education with degree courses in Web/Graphic Design or Animation being popular choices.  By the end of the course you will have the necessary skills to either work in the a Interactive Media industry and/or progress to University. You will also have a solid understanding of the wider environment, as well as having acquired research, managerial and other professional skills.

Students that successfully complete the Extended Diploma to a required standard will also be eligible to apply to NRCs new Foundation Degree, based in our Newtownabbey campus. The new Foundation Degree is delivered by the same highly skilled, industry standard lecturing team that delivers this Level 3 Extended Diploma course. This development creates an exciting future for Interactive Media at Newtownabbey. ;

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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