When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 6 September 2021 - 29 June 2022 ( 980 hours, 70 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Online Plus (Chelsea Centre)

Cost

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code M214009

What you will learn

If you enjoy coding, are creative, willing to experiment and driven by the value that technology can add to our lives this is the programme for you. The infrastructure of our world starts here. Coding, Computing and Creative Technologies places will immerse you in 21st century tech and unleash your creative potential to desing and innovate.. This course will give you an in-depth grounding in coding and computing, encouraging you to utilise these core skills to develop creative technology and experiment with the digital world around you. Your work may be a solution based response to a brief, it could be driven by your desire to innovate and change the way we do things or about your passion for communicating ideas and engaging others through use of technology for work and art. Our expert team will coach and support you to find direction for your work and passion for computers in the context of how we work, communicate and relate to each other through their use. You will immerse yourself in contemporary digital media skills such as coding in Java and C# to create dynamic and exciting interactive content. Grounded in creativity, you will develop your coding and computer literacy to create systems and live stream digital products and events using contemporary software and 21st century methods. As well as being encouraged to play, create and experiment with a variety of software and hardware you will gain foundational knowledge and understanding of the ongoing evolution of computing technology information management systems and data analysis in the 21st century A part of the course will deepen awareness of the impact of media messages and you will spend time discussing and analysing elements of culture, and context.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs of 4 or above including English or Maths. If you are under 19 and are yet to achieve your GCSE English or maths at grade 4 you will be provided with the opportunity to study these. This is an important and mandatory requirement of your Study Programme and non attendance will result in withdrawal. Entry can be supported for students applying from alternative routes where a full package of GCSEs may not have been studied. For further information please email the course contact. 4 GCSEs at 4 or above including English or Maths

What you need to know before you enrol

You do not need to have prior knowledge of - or experience in - Coding, Computing or Creative Technologies prior to applying, we will teach you what you need to know! But we do require passion! If you have not achieved a grade 4 in both English and Maths at GCSE, you will need to study the missing qualification alongside your course here at Morley College. You need to be aware that this is a fast-moving, proactive and forward-thinking course placing you at the centre of contemporary media industry education, as such, you will be expected to put time in outside of course hours to achieve a high standard of work.

What you need

You need a positive, can-do attitude with plenty of enthusiasm for the creative industries. You will be eager to learn, bursting with potential and ready to challenge your understanding of the world in which we live. Collaboration will be necessary as a part of this program, so you will be capable of playing a key role in group work. Ideally, you will have a portable hard drive with 250gb of storage space or more to facilitate your studies. You will need access to a computer at home.

Class format and activities

As this is an online plus course, the practical aspects of the different units will be delivered at the Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. Theoretical content, as well as group and individual tutorials will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. All course materials (project briefs, background notes, handouts, YouTube videos, links to content etc.) will be available online and accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment, Google Classroom. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed regularly. Throughout the course you will be greatly encouraged and entirely supported to reach your full potential with constructive feedback provided by your tutor. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your creative work at an exhibition. Assessment Methods: Achievement on the course will be measured by completion of projects, course units and each year’s respective ‘final major project’. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the program you will have the opportunity to discuss your personal and professional ambitions and goals with your tutor and set your own targets linked to your intended pathway. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will receive regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutors, with indicative grading clearly communicated to you throughout the 2-year study program.