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Why choose Creative iMedia?

Digital media is becoming an increasingly important part of the business world and is a major growth area of the UK economy. Creative iMedia is a media focused course which provides you with the practical IT skills required to work in the following industries: film, television, web development, gaming and animation. This course will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education. Creative iMedia compliments the skills acquired in subjects such as Computer Science as you will learn the creative aspects of using industry standard software as well as creative study paths such as Art, Drama and Photography.


The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia is a practical qualification that is widely recognised as an equivalent of a GCSE by Sixth form colleges, universities and employers. It is designed to give students’ not only a stimulating and practical insight into how different computing software is used in creative industries but also to develop real transferable skills to prepare the students for higher education and the world of work.

Course Outline

Students will have the opportunity to use a number of industry standard software packages whilst completing the coursework element of the Creative iMedia qualification. There is an interesting and varied mix of units to be studied which include:

R081 – Pre-production skills

R082 – Creating digital graphics

R084 – Creating a comic strips

R085 – Creating a multipage website

The aim of these units is to provide students with the practical creative skills required to work in a creative industry whilst understanding the importance or planning, designing and evaluating the individual products created.

Assessment – Cambridge National Creative iMedia

The course is made up of 75% coursework and 25% written examination. One of the four units will be assessed through a 1 hour 15 minute written examination. The remaining 75% will be completed through coursework portfolios and will be marked internally and moderated externally.