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iMedia

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are media sector-focused, including film, television,web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning. Cambridge Nationals deliver skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, effectively engaging and inspiring all students to achieve great things.

The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia equips learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products.

The course requires the completion of four units, with the first two being the only obligatory ones. 

Breakdown of Units:

Unit R081: Pre-production skills (Examination Unit)

This assesses pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process. 

Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit enables learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application. 

On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and uses of a range of pre-production techniques. They will be able to plan pre-production of a creative digital media product to a client brief, and will understand how to review pre-production documents.


Unit R082: Creating digital graphics

This unit builds on unit R081 and learners will be able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in that unit and vice versa.

Digital graphics feature in many areas of our lives and play a very important part in today’s world. The digital media sector relies heavily on these visual stimulants within the products it produces, to communicate messages effectively.

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation. This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.


Then any two topics from the following:

  • R083: Creating 2D and 3D digital characters
  • R084: Storytelling with a comic strip
  • R085 Creating a multipage website
  • R086: Creating a digital animation
  • R087: Creating interactive multimedia products
  • R088: Creating a digital sound sequence
  • R089: Creating a digital video sequence
  • R090: Digital photography
  • R091: Designing a game
  • R092: Developing digital games
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