Intro to the course:
A career in the Creative Industries section could include roles within interactive media, TV, radio, computer gaming, publishing, film, animation and online media. Over 97000 people work in Scotland's creative industries and with such a wide variety of jobs to choose from, skilled people are always in demand. Developments in technology mean, as a new entrant to this sector, you must be multi-skilled and able to work over a variety of platforms.
Starting in S5 this 2 year Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media presents an opportunity for senior phase students to undertake industry specific qualifications and blend an academic qualification with work based learning. So, if you like the idea of combining creative thinking with technical skills, design and storytelling, then a career in creative and digital media may be the right career choice for you. The FA is delivered over two years and you will spend part of the week at College developing skills and knowledge across a range of topics and getting hands-on experience on placement with an employer.
As part of your National Progression Award, your topics will include: Creative Industries: An Introduction – Scotland Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief Media: Understanding the Creative Process Storytelling for the Creative Industries For your Diploma units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to: Work effectively with others in the Creative Industries Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety Communicate using digital marketing/sales channels Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly: Communication Problem solving Working with others Time management These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.