The course is a new approach to post 16 study that bridges the gap between school and the workplace.
We call it the Agency because that’s exactly what it is. If
successful in gaining a place you will be working as part of commercial
media design and production agency delivering real live projects for
real clients. The difference is that you’re taking a Level 3 extended
diploma at the same time, so ensuring you have the qualification and the
best possible experience to succeed in your chosen progression route
whether that’s university or the industry.
As well as working on projects for clients you’ll be working on
boomsatsuma’s growing production strands; producing music videos for our
eclectic sessions with new artists, creating the marketing for
boomsatsuma presents gigs with some of the best emerging artists in the
UK and supporting our DNA arts and film making operations.
Don’t think “I’m not creative enough”. You may be more creative than
you think and just haven’t found the right medium for your talents. As
we work in the model of a media agency we’ll need to develop a whole
range of skills and expertise including project managers, researchers,
marketeers and creative entrepreneurs.
We need young people who are:
• open minded
• good communicators
• team players
• potential leaders
• ready to make a difference
• want to make their mark
• ready to come to work
Agency hours will be 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. There’ll be a core
curriculum delivered over three days and site and project work on the
The framework qualification will be an OCR Cambridge technical
qualification in Media. We are using this qualification as it enables us
to engage in a range of project based activities and credit them in a
production based qualification. The units will be chosen from the 42
available and may include the following:
Analysing media products and audiences
Photography for media products
Graphic design for media products
Producing an audio-visual media product
Producing a print-based media product
Web authoring and design
Planning and pitching an audio-visual media product
Print-based advertising media
Preparing for a career in the media industry
Planning for media exhibitions or events
On completion you will achieve the Extended Diploma, which is UCAS accredited and the equivalent of up to 3 A levels at A*.
Learners will need to be 16 on the 1st September for the year of entry.
You will need English and Maths grades A* to C. However students
that can demonstrate attributes required by the Agency and who don’t
have GCSE English or Maths at grade C or above, would be supported to
achieve those qualifications alongside the course. Though experience of
creative and media subjects are advantageous, we are more interested in
raw energy and commitment, and welcome your application even if you have
had little or no experience. We are committed to equality, diversity
and inclusion in the way we recruit.
For more information on the course and how to apply please visit our website.