City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)
The media landscape is continuously changing, and you will learn what it takes to become a content creator in this diverse and fast paced sector. This T Level has a distinct focus on developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to embark on a successful career within the content creation and production. As one of our Industry Excellence Academy programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with employers, who will develop your technical and creative skills using live industry briefs.
There is a distinct focus on your ability to solve problems, both independently and collaboratively. You will develop problem solving skills through a mixture of practically led workshops, theoretical sessions and opportunities that allow you to appreciate how different job roles support each other. Professional behaviours will be actively encouraged in the creative workspace, particularly those relating to confidentiality, ethics and social responsibility, to prepare you for entering the workplace.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the production process beginning with ideation and leading into research, where you will develop an appreciation of how cultural, historical, technological and social contexts have influenced not only the development of existing media platforms but your own productions. This will lead into exploration, experimental and development processes that will allow you to visually communicate a narrative to engage specific audiences. You will do this through challenging and using conventions and industry software.
You will be expected to continuously develop your professional profile and portfolio through live client briefs. This will include pitching your concepts, engaging with audiences and showcasing your work through social media and exhibitions.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths
- Attend an interview
- Attend our Jump Start to T Levels Programme
- A digital portfolio to demonstrate your creative skills in relation to social media and digital content
This course is assessed through a variety of methods including:
- Two externally set exam papers
- An employer set project
- Assignments and live briefs
In addition, English, maths and digital skills are integrated in your T Level and form part of your employer set project and occupational specialism assessments
When you have completed your T Level it will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. The qualification attracts UCAS points, the highest grade of Distinction* receives the same number of UCAS points as 3 A-levels at A*. This will help you progress to degree level study in higher education or through a degree apprenticeship. One of your progression opportunities will be with UCEN Manchester, where Manchester College students receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.
Career opportunities include:
- TV or film production assistant
- TV or film producer
- TV or film director
- Social media content creator
- Digital content creator
- Social media executive
- Content producer
- Communications manager
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.Fees, finance and funding page
In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.Learn more
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In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career.