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Higher National Certificate (HNC) Creative Media Production – Film

Subject Area
Performance & Production
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
1 Year
£7,200 per year
Entry Requirements
Level 3 Qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels
Validated by

This creative course will give you the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to progress into a career in Television and Film, in a variety of roles including; video editing, content production, scriptwriting and television studio operations. 

If you have an active interest in film and video production and an eagerness to develop your expertise in experimentation and creative development, then this could be the perfect course for you. 

This programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience necessary to progress onto a successful career in the creative industries, with a focus on shooting, editing, content generation and digital production. It is an ideal base for developing skills for podcasting, vlogging, web-based and freelance work.

Successful completion of the HNC Creative Media Production (Film) will allow you to progress onto the second year of our new BA (Hons) Film Production & Professional Practice qualification*.

UCAS Code: D2T3

UCAS Institution Code: Y70

In an ever-changing media landscape, this course equips you with the skills needed to work in a digital creative industry that works across different platforms. The College’s Media team is part of the Creative Curriculum Area. As such we make use of a range of cameras, post-production equipment and hardware that is common in industry. York is a UNESCO City of Media Arts and Leeds is home to Channel 4 and a wealth of independent production companies. We are ideally located to make the most of new developments in the industry and the HNC and HND are stabled alongside our other successful media courses.

Level 4
Sound for Media Products
Specialist Journalism
Advanced Editing & Composition
Social Media Practice
Collaborative Project
Personal Professional Development
Advanced Film Production Studies

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 32 UCAS tariff points, a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels. Significant relevant prior learning and experience will also be considered.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via practical coursework and research reports.

This one-year programme is designed to develop both production and critical skills within the media. Activities include seminars, lectures, workshops, and production sessions. Assessment is specific to each unit but build on the holistic skills built throughout the course. Progression on to the Higher National Diploma is expected to fully develop your practical skills and technical knowledge in preparation for employment in industry.

Skills you will learn

Throughout the one year course students will develop skills in time management, critical and creative thinking, scheduling, teamwork and collaboration, interpersonal skills, working to a brief, reflective and evaluation skills and building your initiative.

Method of delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom work, practical sessions, location, studio, and post-production work.

Additional costs

Not applicable for this course.

Your next steps

Successful completion of the HNC Creative Media Production (Film) will allow you to progress onto the second year of our new BA (Hons) Film Production & Professional Practice qualification*. This new qualification has a strong focus on industry and will allow you to study the subject of film production in greater detail and with the opportunity to explore your desired specialist areas.

Staff profiles:
Simon Smith. MA (Hons), PGCE

Simon has been teaching all aspects of media theory and practice for more than twenty years. Before working in education Simon worked in print and television journalism and marketing. His interests include the role of new technologies on the media landscape and the impact this has on society, working practices and culture industries. He has run and taught on Media Production, Multi-Media and Sociology degrees in the past as well as the NCTJ’s Pre-Entry Certificate in Journalism. He is adept with both video and graphic design software.

Lecturer: Chelsea Clarke. MA.

Chelsea has a Masters Degree in Sport Journalism, she has written for Land Rover Owners International and NRTH LASS magazine, and worked as a multimedia and PR assistant at both Leicester City Football Club and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. She has also interviewed for the Ultimate Boxing League in Leicester and has completed client based work for an NHS hospital and local businesses. Chelsea teaches on a range of media courses, including A level, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production. She also run’s the College’s Digital Arts Saturday club and has firm knowledge of video editing software. Chelsea’s interests are photography, classic films and television and film theory.

Brittany Holmes

Brittany has an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication, and is currently studying the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training while teaching in Media Studies, Creative Media Production, and Creative Games Development. She has five years’ experience in digital marketing, B2B social media marketing, graphic design, and creative writing, with interests in filmmaking and gender representation in fiction.

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