What is iMedia in GCSE?

For GCSE options, iMedia is a Cambridge National subject from OCR, that is comparable to a GCSE grade.

It is hard to choose subjects when picking your GCSE options but hopefully this page will give you a bit more insight into what Creative iMedia is and why this might be the subject for you.

In the OCR Creative iMedia course you will study various aspects of the rapidly growing creative industries sector from graphic design, web site design and animation through to the creation of films and digital games design.

The course is made up of a number of coursework modules where you get to show off your creative side and use your technical skills, and 1 written exam that tests you on the theory that you have learned throughout the course.

This is very much an IT course that is focussed more on the creative side, so instead of programming or finding out about the inner workings of a computer you will instead be using the computer to create digital graphics, websites or animations for example.

You do not need to be a great artist to take the course, and you do not need to know how to write code in a programming language.

By taking a course in Creative iMedia you will be opening a pathway to the creative industries which covers a whole range of different sectors including TV, video, photography, film, radio and games design. The scope is massive, for example £2.48 billion was spent in the UK on film and high end TV productions in 2020 and this figure is only set to rise. The UK needs technically skilled digital creatives and companies are willing to pay a good wage for the right person with the right skills. A senior digital graphics designer can get paid £35,000 to £55,000 per year.

How can studyiMedia.co.uk help?

StudyiMedia.co.uk has been designed to offer free educational resources for the OCR Creative iMedia course.

On the site you can find online courses, quizzes and help and guidance about the different modules that you will take as part of the course.

These free resources are designed to help you succeed in the OCR Creative iMedia course and are being added to all the time.

As you take quizzes and go through courses you can earn iMedia points so you can show how much effort you are putting into your studies.

BY taking one of our online courses you can also earn yourself a certificate by completing it.

Why should I take Creative iMedia?

Creative iMedia is great for students wanting to get a career in the creative digital industries (a growing industry in the UK) and who want to further their studies in this field in College. You’ll be able to get hands on with software and hardware (depending on the module) to create digital media such as digital graphics, videos, sounds websites etc.

The course allows you to experience the full process of creating digital media from initial concept and pre-production, through to creating the final product.

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