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Creative Digital Media

Statement of Curriculum Intent

Creative Media Production students will work in both a theoretical and practical way to understand the different aspects of media in a vocational style setting.  Students will explore how media products are created and have the opportunity to develop their own interest in moving image through research, observation and practical exploration.

This means:

  • They will be able to confidently analyse, evaluate and articulate their understanding of media sectors, franchises and products using media-based vocabulary based on written work and discussion
  • They will understand why moving images are created and how they show meaning to the audience through genre, codes, conventions, narrative, structure and representation.
  • They will become adept in filming, editing, and producing a variety of different moving images considering style and genre. 
  • They will analyse and evaluate their own working practices and how these interlink to the professional world of media.
  • They will learn to understand how ideas, opinion and experience generate starting points for media products, forming an integral part of the creative process.
  • The students will be able to present a personal and creative response that realises their intentions, making meaningful connections between visual research, opinions and observations.

Performing Arts Dance route students will work in both a theoretical and practical way to understand the different styles and genres of dance.  Students will explore a variety of professional dance works and understand the creative process in which these are developed.  Through continued research, practical explorations and evaluation of skill and technique students will understand the requirements of a professional dancer, choreographer and designer. 

This means:

  • They will demonstrate the ability to analyse professional dance works to understand the creative process in which these were developed.
  • They will understand the roles and responsibilities within the professional dance world and how these influence the creation of professional work.
  • They will develop skill and technique in Contemporary dance and will perform professional repertoire.
  • They will evaluate proficiently their own skills and how these impact rehearsals and performance work in dance.
  • They will develop as both choreographers, dancers and designers in creating their own work.
  • The students will be able to present a personal and creative response that realises their intentions, making meaningful connections between visual research, opinions and observations.

 

At Key Stage 4 students will have the opportunity to opt to study the BTEC Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production course. It comprises of four units that has a broad range of theoretical knowledge of media sectors and practical experience of film making and audio production. Students have the opportunity to use the state of the art media studio with up to date film equipment and editing software. The course provides a great platform for students who want to consider media in further and higher education.

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