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Higher National Diploma (HND) Creative Media Production – Film

Subject Area
Performance & Production
Start Date
September 2021
Study Mode
1 Year
£7,200 per year
Entry Requirements
Successful completion of a relevant Level 4 qualification
Validated by

This level 5 qualification will greatly develop your skills in filmography, providing you with both the technical, practical elements and the theoretical knowledge required to meet the professional standards expected for a successful career in the global film industry. 

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to combine the process of media production with a professional working environment. Skills will focus predominantly on you as a creator and producer, as well as providing you with the opportunity to apply an experimental approach to your work. Through various encounters, a broad perspective of the industry in the community will be achieved. 

UCAS Code:

UCAS Institution Code: Y70

Level 5
Sound for Media Products 
Specialist Journalism
Advanced Editing & Composition 
Social Media Practice  
Collaborative Project 
Personal professional Development 
Advanced Film Production Studies

Entry requirements

Students will have successfully completed of a relevant Higher National Certificate or equivalent level 5 qualification. Significant relevant prior learning and experience may also be considered.

Additional costs

Not applicable for this course.

Your next steps

This course is a standalone qualification, recognised by employers in the industry. Upon successful completion you will be equipped with the technical skills and theoretical knowhow to succeed in a number of jobs, including camera operator, film/video editor, runner, sound technician, production coordinator or freelance digital production professional.

Method of delivery

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.

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.

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. 

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

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 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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