The course provides an introduction to the creative industries in the UK with a focus on experiential learning.
Learners will investigate a range of sectors and career opportunities in the creative industries before selecting a sector and job role of personal interest on which to focus. Learners will have the opportunity to practice and develop specific practical skills, learn the key stages of a creative process and work as part of a team to plan and implement a creative project.
A key focus of the course is to provide learners with the opportunity to work with others to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a creative project in response to a given brief. Projects can include:
- Musical show.
- Art exhibition/display.
- Production of school yearbook.
- Production of music CD.
- Drama production.
- Animated short film.
- Website or blog.
- Fashion show.
- Community project.
The course places emphasis on developing learners’ creativity as well as the employability skills and attitudes valued by employers which will help to prepare learners for the workplace. There are 4 compulsory modules:
Creative Industries: An Introduction with a Scottish Context
The Creative Process