Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Creative Media Production, Interactive Media - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01062 BMF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/7878/1

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  • Full-time
  • Ballymoney


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 Project
  • Digital Graphics
  • Developing a Small Business
  • Advertising Production for Television
  • Animation Production
  • Producing Video Installation Work
  • DVD Authoring
  • Video Production
  • Web Authoring
  • Web Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Motion Graphics & Compositing Video
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Sound in Interactive Media
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Page Layout & Design

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

Over two years, you will learn the ins and outs of a range of powerful software packages, starting with Photoshop, and working your way up to 3D Studio Max, via, amongst others, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premier, After Effects, Fireworks and Sound Forge. You will be fully equipped to build interactive websites, generate animation, and compose graphics for electronic formats. This is an exciting and popular course; all software is taught by experts in their chosen field.

Special Features

Interactive media is an exciting, constantly-expanding area. Our students work on live projects for real-world clients. Last year, they helped to create a website about the motorcyclists known as the Armoy Armada and recreated a 3D model of the Titanic dry-dock for a BBC interactive project.

This year, they are working on a detailed reconstruction of historical Coleraine, in partnership with the local council and the Irish Society. Live projects like this allow students to walk straight into employment when they finish - as some have - or continue on to specialist higher-level courses in animation, web design, TV graphics and special effects.

Interactive Media students provided some of the motion graphics and animated sequences for the Titanic Quarter Promotional DVD and designed the logo for 'Reach' a pan- European collaborative engineering project. This logo is now used on all 'Reach' related branding from websites to letter headed paper.

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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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Common University choices for past Media Students are Web Design, Computer/3D Animation, Creative and Digital Graphics and Multi-Media.

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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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