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Creative Industries

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)

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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art and Design

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
(TV and Film)

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art and Design

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Creative Industries Courses

The Creative Industries Department is the creative hub of John Ruskin College. The comprehensive curriculum caters for students of all abilities, providing an exciting, rich learning experience supported by industry standard facilities in the state of the art, digital environment. Our facilities are complemented by our innovative approaches to learning through practical live briefs, professional speakers and fantastic educational trips in and around London.

Perhaps you are interested in a career in Media, Film & TV, Graphic Design or Photography, the good news is the UK Creative Industries Sector is largest in the world and growing at twice the rate of other sectors.

All the courses in Creative Industries offer solid employment potential and what’s more employers value vocational education programmes that simulate what working in the industry is like. So join us and feel confident you will be well prepared and ready for the opportunities after your College course.

Our dynamic teaching team inspire and develop students to become multi skilled Creative professionals. Join our Department and you will have the chance to undertake industry work experience programmes and create diverse show reels and portfolios that reflect innovation and creative flair. All our students progress to HE at reputable institutions or start work straight away in the Creative Industries sector and succeed in becoming the exciting young talent of tomorrow.


 

What opportunities are open to you as a Creative Industries student?

Curriculum Enhancement

  • Access to the Creative Industries facilities with industry standard equipment and software packages
  • Technical support from dynamic Creative Industries instructors in addition to the teaching team
  • The chance to see your work on the big screen and exhibited for all to see at the annual Creative Industries Summer Showcase Event
  • Guided support through workshops to help you be successful and achieve your goals
  • Educational visits that will open your mind to new ideas and support exciting projects

Higher Education

  • Extensive guidance and support in preparing for Higher Education and applying to UCAS
  • Opportunity to participate in workshops and short courses at London’s leading universities and colleges
  • Mentoring and advice from our previous Creative Industries students
  • Opportunity to produce diverse show reels and portfolios to ensure you go far in the future whatever you choose to do

Links with Industry Professionals

  • Teachers who bring their industry experience into the learning environment through vocationally focused projects
  • Workshops with Creative Industries professionals who will inspire your working practices and ideas
  • The opportunity to work as a Creative Industries professional by taking on real projects, for real clients
  • Support in applying for work experience opportunities in the broad range of Creative Industries fields

Creative Industries Courses on offer

  • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Art and Design

    Areas of Study
    This course is a wonderfully broad and varied one year course which will allow you the chance to experience a wide range of Art & Design principles and techniques, from drawing and painting to graphic design. This course is very practical and will help you to develop and unlock your creative potential and hone your practical design skills. You will be fully trained on the specialist equipment and software with the help of a dedicated technician who will help you succeed in your projects so you can progress on to Level 3 courses in the Creative Industries field.

    Examples of delivered units:  Introduction to Specialist Pathways, Developing an Art and Design Portfolio, Visual Arts Briefs, Graphic Design and Digital Arts Brief.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Progression on to one of our L3 Courses in Graphic Design, Photography or Film and TV.

  • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

    Areas of Study
    This course is a superb and varied one year course that offers you the opportunity to explore the Creative Industries sector. You will be working on practical projects that will develop your ideas and skills in digital photography, graphic design and film & TV production. This is the perfect course to prepare you for progressing on to one of our specialist Level 3 courses.

    Examples of delivered units: Digital Photography, Digital Publishing, Animation and Digital Moving Image.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Progression on to one of our L3 Courses in Graphic Design, Photography or Film and TV.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Television and Film)

    Areas of Study
    This course is a dynamic, exciting two year course that offers you the chance to experience the world of media production through live briefs and projects. A fantastic chance to develop creative ideas and gain practical skills in all aspects of productions for whatever career path you want to follow in the future.

    Examples of delivered units: Single Camera Production, Interview techniques, Film Studies, Audience Theories and Writing for TV and Film.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses and employment opportunities including but not limited to: Games Design, Animation, Advertising & Marketing, Film & Media Studies, Film Production, Journalism, Digital and Social Media, Events Management and Script Writing.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)

    Areas of Study
    This course is a specialist two year course that will help you to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills using a range of Art and Design processes. This is a highly engaging and practical course which gives you the opportunity to use traditional and digital media in our fantastic industry standard facilities. The course offers a good range of Art and Design units as well as specialist units from the professional field of Graphic Design.

    Examples of delivered units: Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design, Graphic Media, Techniques and Technology, Words and Images in Graphic Design, Typographic and Layout Design and many more.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses and employment opportunities including but not limited to: Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Architecture, History of Art, 3D Design, Fashion, Fine Art, Games Design, Animation, Advertising & Marketing.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

    Areas of Study
    This course is an exciting and creative two year course that is focused on developing your skills in contemporary photography practice for higher education or employment. You will discover a range of specialist photographic techniques along with wider art and design processes. You will develop both your technical and experimental skills in digital and traditional photography techniques to produce an exciting mix of print and digital work. Working on live briefs and for real clients, the course offers a vocational experience, working in a professional environment and will open doors to a world of possibilities in the lens based media industry. The course offers an exciting range of specialist units from the professional field of Photography combined with more experimental units from the wider area of Art and Design.

    Examples of delivered units: Photographic Studio Techniques, Lens-based Image Making, Image Manipulation using Computer Applications, Experimental Imagery in Photography, Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design and many more.

    Employment and Progression Opportunities: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses and employment opportunities including but not limited to: Freelance Photographer, Press Photographer, Graphic Designer, Magazine Picture Editor, Television Camera Operator, Medical Illustrator, Image Manipulation, Picture/ Location Researcher, Digital Marketer, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Promotion, Film/ Video Editor.

ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.