Intro to the course:
Starting in S5 this two year Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and 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.
A career in the creative industries section could include roles within interactive media, TV, radio, computer gaming, publishing, film, journalism, visual arts animation, photography 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. With additional studying and qualifications, you could do roles such as broadcast journalist, TV or film producer, lighting technician, actor, fashion designer, graphic designer, photographer.