Want to break into the world of media?
From broadcasting to social media; from digital to print, there is plenty on offer.
Where will this course lead?
The HND in Creative Media Production is a two-year, full time level 5 programme. Learners also have the option to complete a year-long HNC course at level 4.
On successful completion of the course you will be able to complete a top up year for a BA (Hons) degree. You will also develop the necessary skills to enter the workplace should you choose to do so.
The course covers many aspects of media production with a focus on moving image. You will have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of a team to create narrative-based productions, including short films and music videos. Additionally, you will develop skills in pre-production (including scriptwriting and storyboarding), production (such as framing a shot and editing) and evaluation.
All production assignments will be supported by study of integrated theories such as genre and narrative. This will encourage you to apply academic study to your productions.
You will be given the opportunity to create products which will be entered into competitions and film festivals. Guest speakers and professional workshops will be incorporated to enrich your learning and develop your knowledge of working in industry. Recent guest speakers have included filmmakers Debbie Isitt (Nativity and Confetti), Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank and American Honey), Joe Stephenson (Chicken) and Jane Gull (My Feral Heart).
What will I study?
Year 1 Modules:
- Individual Project (Reflective Practice)
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
- Film & Video Editing
Year 2 Modules:
- Collaborative Project (Working for a Client)
- Personal Professional Development
- Advanced Film & TV Studies
- Scriptwriting for Film & TV
How will this course be delivered?
Each module is delivered by specialist staff with the use of production workshops, seminars, lectures and one-to-one meetings. You will benefit from 12 hours of contact time each week with lessons that are designed to develop your understanding and skills in narrative film production. The academic rigour of the course will prepare you for continued higher education and employment in the creative media industries.
What qualifications will I get?
In order to achieve your Higher National Certificate you must pass all aspects of the one year course, this will reward you with 120 credits.
In order to achieve your Higher National Diploma you must pass all aspects of the two year course; this will reward you with 240 credits.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assess in a variety of ways for the duration of your course:
- Completed productions
- Pre-production and Post-Production paperwork
- Practical exercises
- Written/video reports and essays
- Video essays
- Written and verbal evaluations
Each unit can be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction levels, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.
How do I get a place on the course?
Applications can be made via our College website.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need to have:
GCSE English Language at grade C / grade 4 or above.
96 UCAS tariff points (e.g. BTEC L3 – MMM or A levels – CCC)
You will be expected to attend an interview.
*Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply. Places will be offered based on portfolio, interview and aptitude test.
*All students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualification.
What else do I need to know?
This course is a full time program and you will be expected to attend 3 – 4 days per week between the hours of 9am – 4pm. Timetables will be issued to successful applicants prior to induction and enrolment in September of the current academic year.
If you are applying for financial help from Student Finance England then you should do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course.
If you need support in your application to Student Finance England, Solihull College & University Centre will be able to offer this.
What can I do after this course?
On successful completion of the course, you may continue to complete a BA (Hons) in Film Studies/Film Production. Previous graduates have progressed to employment with companies such as Technicolor London and the BBC.
How much will this course cost?
£6000 per year
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
It is recommended that you purchase a 500gb hard drive prior to the start of the course.
Photocopying and printing costs
Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work. We suggest budgeting approximately £250 for materials and work-books in the first year.
Stratford-upon-Avon College has a wide range of courses available including, Vocational, Apprenticeships, Leisure and University Level qualifications.
Our facilities are outstanding and our success rates are increasing year on year.
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