Moving Image Arts
Northern Ireland Screen works in partnership with the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and Northern Ireland’s three Creative Learning Centres on the introduction of Moving Image Arts (MIA), the first A-Level in the UK in digital film-making.
The qualification, which involves practical film-making and the first online exam at this level in the UK, has been a resounding success – almost 900 students entered the exam in June 2009 at 70 centres across Northern Ireland including 10 schools in England.
The qualification is now being introduced as a GCSE with almost 10 schools planning to enter students in 2010. This fits with Northern Ireland’s new curriculum development plans where learners at age 14 will be entitled to a choice of 24 courses, at least one third of which must be vocational or applied.
Northern Ireland Screen has also developed a website in partnership with CCEA and the Nerve Centre to support teachers and students undertaking MIA - Creative Learning in the Digital Age (CLDA).