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HND Creative Media Production

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This diploma is awarded by Pearson. Discover the process of media production and learn in a professional working environment.

You will gain skills as a creator and producer, as well as ensuring you have the opportunity to experience an experimental approach to your work. Through various encounters, a broad perspective of the industry in the community will be achieved.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

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What I'll learn

We are excited to be introducing this new programme to our highly successful portfolio of media courses within the college. The HND in Creative Media Production has been designed specifically to meet the competitive and challenging market that our students find themselves in when graduating.  

In a typical programme, you will learn the following topics:

Core units:

  • Unit 1: Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 2: Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 3: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Unit 4: Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production Year One:
  • Unit 6: Practical Skills for Moving Image Production
  • Unit 11: Film Studies
  • Unit 31: Development and Techniques of Film and Video Editing
  • Unit 33: Fiction Production for the Moving Image
  • Unit 36: Music Video Production
  • Unit 37: Advertisement Production for Television

Year two:

  • Unit 16: Career Development for the Moving Image Industries
  • Unit 58: Sound Design for Moving Image Production
  • Unit 61: Moving Image Documentary Production
  • Unit 62: Television News
  • Unit 63: Script Writing for Moving Image Production
  • Unit 65: Photojournalism

Please note that, as programmes are reviewed regularly, the units may vary from what is shown here.

The Creative Media Production HND prepares students for employment in the creative industries.  This HND has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for entry into the industry so that on successful completion students can progress on to employment in the sector. 

 

How I'll learn

Our long established tradition of providing media education has a national reputation and we consider our HND students will benefit from this.

Our industry partners, collaborators, practitioners and lecturers all work hard to place students firmly in real working environments. Sourcing exciting and innovative client briefs is key to our delivery and our students will work on these assignments to develop a broad showcase that demonstrates talent and enterprise.  

We will provide an educational foundation for a range of creative, technical and management careers in Media; will ensure our delivery is geared towards current practice using industry standard equipment; include a broad range of activities that encourage synergy with different media products; provide excellent academic underpinning skills for creative thinking and enable students to be employment ready by working on key projects that seek to make an immediate contribution to employment.   

The units are delivered through a variety of techniques to suit all different learning styles. The class work includes: group work, pair activities, investigations, discussions, experiments and note taking.

At each level of study you will be asked to participate in formative and summative assessment procedures which require you to consider and grade your own work against the agreed assessment criteria. This allows you to reflect upon your own practice, with tutors, and to take responsibility for acknowledging areas of strength and areas for development in your work.

Learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical sessions, located in the TV studio and Creative Arts Centre. It is envisaged that you will work on location and with industry professionals in order to fully appreciate work related experience.

A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others. You will regularly be set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. There is also a significant emphasis on you being able to work independently and taking responsibility for your own learning during your time on the HND.

 

How I'll be assessed

At each level of study, you will be asked to participate in formative and summative assessment procedures, which require you to consider and grade your own work against the agreed assessment criteria.

This allows you to reflect upon your own practice, with tutors, and to take responsibility for acknowledging areas of strength and areas for development in your work. 

 

Entry Requirements

The typical offer would be 64 UCAS points, based on a minimum of 2 A-levels, or equivalent:  This includes a Merit overall at ED (Extended Diploma) Art and Design, ED Media or ED performing Arts.  Offers are made on the outcome of an interview/ portfolio process. 

We also welcome students returning to education and international students.  We support widening participation and encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications, those who are returning to education as well as international students.  

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:

  • British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in the reading and writing components

 

How to Apply

Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS.

Please visit www.ucas.com and search for UCAS code: 014P Institutional code: O25

Home/ EU Fee for 2019 entrance: £6,165 per year.

For more information, please contact the HE Admissions Co-ordinator, Sue Taylor on sue.taylor@activatelearning.ac.uk

 

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