Introduction to Creative Industries – AIM Level 1

This is the course to help you discover what you enjoy and are good at. You’ll be introduced to some of Confetti’s specialist subject areas including music technology where you can try your hand at DJing, and games development where you’ll create a computer game. We’ll also help you work to improve your maths and English skills and become an effective communicator. You‘ll develop skills that will help you become job ready and you’ll achieve a Level 1 Diploma. This course is a perfect foundation for you to move onto a Level 2 course in Games, Digital Media, Music Technology and Music Technology & Performance.

Entry requirements and course duration

Duration: 1 year

Entry requirements:

  • Ideally, you’ll have achieved a GCSE grade 2 (E) in English and maths. However, if you haven’t, we’ll give you the opportunity to prove you can work at this level
  • If you move to the next stage of education with us, you’ll retake your GCSE English and
    maths with us here at Confetti

Our campus

We’re developing our campus to make sure you’re studying in the best facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment – find out more about our campus developments – including a brand new home for music & events at the Contemporary Music Hub, the new TV & Film facilities at Space2 and our £9.1m Digital Media space – the Digital Media Hub.

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Confetti’s Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

What you’ll study

Term 1 - Working in a Team

You’ll learn the importance of working with others as you and your group work together in a real recording studio. You’ll also write, shoot and edit your own movie trailer. In addition to this, you’ll improve your maths and English skills.

Term 2 - Independent Learning

Explore your individual talents as you learn the basics of the creative industries. Discover your creative side by designing a logo using Photoshop and creating and sharing your own music tracks. Learning to work on your own will help you become self-motivated and disciplined. You’ll also develop a CV and sit your English and ICT exams.

Term 3 - Getting Ready for Progression

Mastering the basics for DJing and computer game design will be the final units needed for you to complete your Level 1 diploma. This term will see you start your GCSEs and complete higher-level projects. Your tutor will help you decide which of our BTEC Level 2 courses is right for you.