The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
You must have a lively and enquiring mind, a growing interest in media production or graphic design, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. You should have an interest in all types of media and recognise the impact of media on almost every aspect of our lives.
Prior to the interview you will be sent a Pre-Interview Task which will form the basis of questions and discussion. You will have the opportunity to express your interest in the course, discuss any prior experience you have gained and show relevant portfolio work. You will be given an overview of the course, the units you will undertake and the nature of the assessment process. You will be asked about your long-term career goals and how you feel this course will get you there. At this stage you will also be able to ask tutors about possible progression routes and destinations for work or further study.
The Level 2 Technical Diploma offers a broad experience of media production and graphic design.
You will complete projects, presentations and assignments designed around each unit that are based on realistic work situations, activities and demands. The Technical Diploma is made up of six units which you will complete over the year:
You will be taught by industry experienced tutors and will work in the mature, creative and exciting environment of Media, Art and Design at The Isle of Wight College. You will study in our well-equipped facilities which include; digital video editing suites and Apple Mac studio all running industry standard software and related packages. A purpose built TV studio, associated digital video cameras, lighting and sound recording equipment. Your studies will be supported with workshops, lectures, demonstrations and tutorials. You should be prepared to work both individually as well as part of a team and be aware of the commitment that this course requires.
An OCR Technical Diploma in Media develops learner’s skills including collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways, and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject. These skills are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges. Many students choose to pursue their studies with the BTEC Level 3 Television and Film Production course or the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Graphic Design [a minimum average of Merit level required for entry to Level 3 courses] before either looking for employment or progressing onto University.
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