The Creative sector is a huge employer and contributor to the UK economy.
Learners undertaking RSL’s Creative Digital Media qualifications can progress into employment or further training enabling them to find a role in this dynamic and growing workforce.
The UK Creative Industries as a whole contributed £101.5bn to the economy in 2017.
Of this, £40.5bn came from the Games and Software sector with a further £13bn coming from the Advertising Industry.
RSL’s Creative Digital Media qualifications cover the knowledge and skills to progress into both industries or further training centred on those sectors.
Pathways in these qualifications cover the following industries, leading to a number of subject-specific job roles:
Digital Games (e.g. programmer, games designer, games tester, character modeller, rigger, animator)
Interactive Digital Media (e.g. editor, animator, developer, web designer, sound designer, electronic music producer)
Social Media (e.g., social media manager, media campaigner, content creator, community manager)
Learners may also want to access apprenticeships such as ‘Creative Digital Design Professional’, ‘Junior Content Producer’ or ‘Media Production Co-ordinator’.
There are countless degree programmes which would also represent a natural progression upon completion of an RSL Level 3 Creative Digital Media qualification.
There are 294 HE Courses offered in Games Design alone at UK Universities.
RSL’s Creative Digital Media qualifications are the latest addition to our suite of technical qualifications covering the contemporary creative industries.
There are similarities in the structure and format of these qualifications and our qualifications in Music and Performing Arts, and there is a natural linkage in that all the qualifications encourage collegiate working across disparate subjects. However, the Creative Digital Media qualifications are unique in their focus on Content Production and Design for the Media sector.
Prospective learners seeking to gain knowledge and skills in the Creative Digital Media sector through undertaking an RSL qualification could also consider an apprenticeship, traineeship or an alternative qualification when deciding on their pathway into the industry.
Amongst others, RSL’s Media qualifications were designed with input from a host of organisations with expertise in the sector and have gained support from employers and education institutions.
Employers in the sector contributing to the development of these qualifications include Redweb, Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and Tarnished Studios.
Education institutions contributing to and supporting these qualifications include Solent University, Suffolk One and Brighton Digital Media Academy.