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HND Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film and Television)

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Course Details

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Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 4, Level 5
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Pearson
Offering Code HCL4CMP1F000
UCAS Code P313
Programme Design and Overview

The purpose of BTEC Higher National in Creative Media Production is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Creative Media Production sector. The course is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Creative Media Production.

It aims to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake all stages of production across a range of media products from analysis & research to planning, production, post-production and evaluation. Alongside this, students will gain valuable information pertaining to the structure of the Creative Media Production sector and the ability to develop their skills so as to effectively pursue a career within the sector.

The BTEC Higher National qualification in Creative Media Production is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of Creative Media Production, the course will give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector and will prepare them for further study or training.

Indicative Content

Year 1
• Individual Project
• Creative Media Industry
• Professional Practice
• Film & Television Practices
• Film Studies
• Cinematography
• Film & Video Editing
• Audio Technologies
• Audio Practices

Year 2
• Collaborative Project
• Personal Professional Development
• Advanced Film & Television Studies
• Drama
• Documentary
• Multi-audio and studio live production
• Scriptwriting for Film & Television
• Narrative

Delivery Methods Through practical classes you’ll develop a wide range of techniques, and other teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and reflective practice.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed via centre-devised and Pearson-set assignments throughout the course.
Entry Requirements

Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a related subject.

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Attendance Expectations 3 days per week for 2 years.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2020/21

Tuition Fees: £6750.00  per year.

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant Creative Media-related courses, for example:

• BA/BSc (Hons) in Game Design
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Visual Effects
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Visual Effects with Motion Graphics
• BA/BSc (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Film Studies
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Moving Image
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Film and Television
• BA/BSc (Hons) in Media Studies
• BA/BSc (Hons) Journalism
• BA/BSc (Hons) Web Application Development
• BA/BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development

Career Opportunities • Film & Video Editing
• Film / TV Production
• Film / TV Writing
• Sound for Film & TV
• Visual Effects Design / Development
• Journalism
• Audio Production for Film & TV
• Lighting for Film & TV
• Distribution & Marketing
How to Apply Please apply through UCAS
Admissions Process For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

For Further Details

Please contact Pete Goodwin on 01924 789819, email or ring Campus Office on 01924 789803. Alternatively, contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course, Higher Education
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Information last amended: 24 April 2020 08:37