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Exploring the Creative Arts Extended Certificate Level 1

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    One Year

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    Boston

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    September 2022

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The Level 1 Exploring the Creative Arts Extended Certificate is for you if you are interested in a course that covers the whole of the creative industries.

The course will allow you to try your hand at practical skills in the creative Arts and Media Sectors, specifically Art, Craft and Design, Creative Media, Photography, Video and Music. You will develop your knowledge of different careers within these industries, what the job involves, and the different pathways you may want to take in order to achieve your career aims.

The breadth of this course will enable you to experience a wide range of different pathways, giving you confidence to progress to further education on your chosen pathway.

This course has been designed specifically to develop practical skills and knowledge across the whole of the Creative Arts and Media Sectors, giving you the chance to experience a 'taster' of all sectors before progressing onto a pathway of your choice.

You will study a total of eight units covering the different creative arts and media practices of Art, Craft & Design, Music, Photography and Video Production as well as an introduction to employment available and career pathways needed to get to the creative career of your choice.

This course is delivered in a practical way, but there is a requirement for some written work and research in order to achieve the qualification.

Completion of this course can help you to progress onto a Level 2 qualification in either Art & Design, Media, Music or Performing Arts.

As a Creative Arts student you will have access to our art, design, media, music and photography studios, including iMac editing suites using industry standard software.

Your lecturers all have a working knowledge of the Creative Arts and Media Industries and are still actively involved in the business outside of the College, resulting in accurate, up to date knowledge.

What will I do?

You will study a total of eight units covering the different creative arts and media practices of Art, Craft & Design, Music, Photography and Video Production as well as an introduction to employment available and career pathways needed to get to the creative career of your choice.

This course is delivered in a practical way, but there is a requirement for some written work and research in order to achieve the qualification.

You will also study English and Maths at the relevant level.

An interest in the creative arts and media industries is essential as well as the following entry requirements. These include two GCSEs at grades 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) or equivalent (to include English or maths), or any one of the following, an Entry 3 qualification, a Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills, an ESOL Entry L3 qualification.

If you are unable to meet these entry requirements enrolment onto our Pathways to Progress provision will prepare you for progression into the curriculum area of your choice, either in-year (depending on progress made in the first six weeks) or the following September. We also offer full time ESOL courses which give you opportunity to develop your language skills further prior to progression into the curriculum area of your choice the following September.

The Level 1 Exploring the Creative Arts Extended Certificate will take you one year to complete.

You will attend Boston College for a minimum of three days per week.

The Exploring the Creative Arts Extended Certificate is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1500

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to fees@boston.ac.uk.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed through practical tasks (70%), group work, work-based evidence, coursework, presentations and performances, which will be underpinned with theory (30%) to give you a broad grounding in the Creative Arts & Media sector.

Successful completion of the course would allow you to progress to the Level 2 in Art & Design, Media, Music or Performing Arts.

Additional costs include some contribution towards educational visits and/or workshops, approx. £30 per year. You will also be expected to provide your own art and design materials, including sketchbooks to document your work and musical instruments (if you wish to use them).

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