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Creative iMedia : Year 1 (Games Design)

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Click To See Monday Class Detailed Term Dates

iMedia Games Design (Monday) - Term Dates

DateCourse WeekImportant Information
Monday, April 15, 202425Topic Week
Monday, April 22, 202426
Monday, April 29, 202427
Monday, May 13, 202428
Monday, May 20, 202429
Monday, May 27, 202430END OF YEAR 1
Friday, September 20, 202431Lesson Return for Year 2 (Fridays 11am)

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iMedia Games Design (Friday) - Term Dates

DateCourse WeekImportant Information
Friday, April 19, 202425Topic Week
Friday, April 26, 202426
Friday, May 3, 202427
Friday, May 10, 202428
Friday, May 17, 202429
Friday, May 24, 202430END OF YEAR 1
Friday, September 20, 202431Lesson Return for Year 2 (Fridays 11am)

Our Cambridge National Award in Creative iMedia has been developed for home educated students interested in Digital Art & Games Design. The specification was updated in 2022.

The OCR National Award in Creative iMedia is a GCSE equivalent qualification, similar to a BTEC that involves the completion of three assessed units:

R094: Visual Identity & Digital Graphics

This coursework unit covers the foundations of digital graphic design and branding. It’s a chance to be creative with concept art, image manipulation, and idea generation.

R099: Digital Games

Once we have developed our digital artwork skills, the Digital Games unit looks into the creative games industry where students design & develop their own games to a brief.

Learners use the professional tools Krita and Game Maker Studio, developing an e-Portfolio for coursework.

R093: Creative iMedia In the Media Industry

This is a mandatory unit that is completed at the end of the course. This exam unit investigates what it’s like to work in traditional and new media sectors, drawing from both coursework units.

Class sizes for Creative iMedia are restricted to a maximum of 10 students. Once class maximums are reached, enrolment will be closed.

Friday – 12.15pm – 1.15pm – FULL
Monday – 10.15am – 11.15amSPACES (late enrolment available)

Course costs include coursework authentication & marking – exam fees & registration are not included. Exam registration is through Tutors and Exams Centres.

For a free introduction and detailed information about this course, please complete our Creative iMedia Pre-Enrolment Course

How you’ll Learn

For the first half term of each unit, you’ll access the course using a week by week set of video and written lessons, supported by a weekly live lesson to help you understand and practice the topic.

After this, you’ll spend the second half term of each coursework unit completing your e-Portfolio and coursework with supervision during each live lesson. For the final exam unit, this second half term includes help with revision and a mock exam.

What Can I Do Next?

As the OCR Nationals are formally recognised as GCSE equivalent qualifications by the JCQ, most colleges will accept these as part of your college application.

Students may go on to A Level Media Studies, Apprenticeships in Digital Media, Cambridge Technicals in IT or Digital Media, or UAL Level 3 Games Design.

Study Hours

You should expect to spend approximately 3 – 4 hours each week on this course over the 32 weeks per year. 1 hour of this will be in your live lesson with the other two working independently.

Marking & Feedback

You will have two large coursework assignments as part of this course. Alongside this, weekly assignments are set to help you prepare for each unit which will be marked and returned to you with feedback from your tutor.

Fees & Exams

The course includes everything needed to complete the course aside from exam entry fees. We are currently partnered with Tutors & Exams.

Course Material Included in Course Fees
Coursework Marking & Authentication Included in Course Fees
Exam & Registration Fees Not Included
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Course Content

Live Lessons – 22/23

Live Lessons – 2023 Monday Group

Live Lessons – 2023 Friday Group

Course Introduction & Extra Help

Week 1 – An Introduction to Visual Identity & Design

Week 2 – Understanding Visual Identity & Brand

Week 3 – Creating A Visual Identity

Week 4 – Storyboarding & Consistency

Week 5 – Principles of Graphic Design

Week 6 – Layouts & Graphics

Week 7 – Technical Components of Design

Week 8 – Planning Digital Graphics

Week 9 – Creating Digital Graphics

Week 10 – More Digital Art Tools

Week 11 – Creating Digital Effects

Week 12 – Sourcing Secondary Assets (& Copyright)

Week 13 – Exporting & Presenting Work

Week 14 – Coursework Introduction

Week 15 – Coursework Task 1 – Planning Part 2

Week 16 – Coursework Task 1 : Planning Part 3

Week 17 – Coursework Task 2 : Part 1

Week 18 – Coursework Task 2 : Part 2

Week 19 – Coursework Task 2 : Part 3

Week 20 – Coursework Task 2 : Hand In Deadline

Week 21 – Games Design

Week 22 – Games Design

Week 23 – Games Design

Week 24 – Games Design

Week 25 – Games Design

Week 26 – Games Design

Week 27 – Games Design

Week 28 – Games Design

Week 29 – Games Design

Week 30 – Games Design

Summer Project (& Tracker) – Games Design

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