NCEA Level 2 Creative Technologies – Creative Media
Number of Credits: 20
Entry Recommendation: Open entry although prior learning in technology is an advantage.
Course Outline: This course provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures across a range of digital media areas. The concepts are researched and investigated and then refined and developed throughout the year. Products will be created using a digital format eg websites, computer programmes, apps, electronics, AR, VR, animation, video and film which may draw on the application of knowledge and skills from other curriculum areas.
This course is designed to advance core knowledge from the areas of Digital Information, Programming and Computer Science, Digital Media and the Technological Development Process. Students will develop skills and knowledge of tools and techniques in these areas to challenge the boundaries of design possibilities.
This course gives students an opportunity to develop the above skills through a selected area of interest. Students will follow their own independent pathway so a high level of time management, organisational, communication and design skills are essential. Students are expected to work both individually and in groups as well as participating in extension activities and outside the classroom learning opportunities. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to work with practicing technologists in the field of Media / Computer Science.
Students are encouraged to follow their interest and passion to create their product. In this course students can choose to follow either the Media or Technologies Outcome option.
Advanced skills developed in the course (using some of the following computer software):
- After Effects
- Adobe Animate
- Adobe Character Animate
- HTML CSS
- A programming language
- Other applications, as needed
Course Costs: Approximately $20, plus cost of purchase of Adobe Creative Suite applications (purchased from the IT Department).
The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Technologies – Creative Media.
Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.