Art & Design: Digital Media
SCQF Level 6
Building on your knowledge and skills in digital media.
Why take this course?
This National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF Level 6 has been designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment within the creative industries sector or for progression to further academic qualifications.
What you will experience
The NPA contains three mandatory Units which you need to successfully complete in order to gain the award. These include:
Art and Design: Animation Project. This Unit is designed to provide you with an opportunity to extend their applied understanding of designing, creating and developing online animation within the context of an Art and Design project. Adobe After Effects will be the main software package used by pupils for this project. Other software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator may also be used.
Art and Design: Video Project. The second Unit is designed to allow you to develop and extend your applied understanding of the process of creating digital film in response to a given brief. Adobe Premiere software package will be the main software package used by pupils for this project.
Art and Design: Web Project. This Unit is designed to allow pupils to extend their applied understanding of designing, creating and developing online material within the context of an Art and Design project. Adobe Muse software package will be the main software package used by pupils for this project. Other software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator could also be used.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but it would be beneficial if you had some previous experience of an art or design course or Units and had some basic understanding of the use of IT skills for art and design.
What you will need
- A3 Layout or Sketchpad
- Coloured Pens and Pencils
- A3 Portfolio with Sleeves
- 4GB Memory Stick
What you need to know
Whilst you are on the course, you will be required to:
- Always be ready to start your class at the given time;
- Demonstrate a commitment to learning and self-study;
- Adhere to the School Pupils Code of Commitment.
Eating and drinking are not permitted in classrooms. Drinking water is available from water dispensers in the corridors within the College buildings.
At North East Scotland College
Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress to the following full-time courses at North East Scotland College:
Those with the relevant qualifications may be able to progress to university degree level study following successful completion of this course.
Those who wish to progress directly to employment will find a range of entry-level jobs available.
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
Please note that courses are subject to minimum viability levels. In the event of insufficient numbers of applications, courses may be withdrawn from the programme. Certain courses are arranged with schools working in a consortium arrangement – in such cases, pupils from consortium schools will be given priority in the allocation of places.