Course Title Creative Media Production (HND)
Code PP31

Overview of the Course

The course will replicate a production company environment focusing on your career needs. Every learning experience is designed to ready you for employment by combining practical projects and industry learning with higher-level research skills. First year modules provide an essential core of academic knowledge, practical training and study skills aiming to develop your critical understanding of key media production concepts, the film and broadcast industries, journalism techniques, textual analysis and creative practice including desktop publishing design and promotional video production. The focus is on production team skills, industry contexts and professional codes of practice. Progression onto the second year will allow you to develop, produce and direct your own documentary, and write your own screenplay.

What are the career opportunities?

If you are seeking to work in journalism, film making or broadcasting, this programme will place you on theright career path.

What are the entry requirements?

• 64 UCAS points (including a media subject) and a creative portfolio or equivalent in an appropriate Level 3 qualification

• You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

• The college will also consider applicants who have passed a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course (equivalent to 64 UCAS points)

• You will be required to attend an interview and/or assessment

• If you do not have the standard entry requirements but have the relevant work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for the course

Course Start

Course Duration

What topics will I study?

Level 4:

• Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production

• Research Techniques for Creative Media Production

• Practical Skills for Moving Image Production

• Page Design and Layout for Newspapers and Magazines

• Film Studies

• Development and Techniques of Film and Video Editing

• Practical Skills for Journalism

• Promotional Video Production

 

Level 5:

• Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production

• Producer for Moving Image Production

• Script Writing for Moving Image Industries

• Project Design

• Implementation and Evaluation

• Director for Moving Image Production

• Television Studies

• Moving Image Documentary Production

Assessment

You are assessed in a variety of ways including written, practical and creative production work done individually (presentations, magazines, creative and career portfolios) and in groups (videos, production planning). Written work will include research projects, files, academic essays, critical self-reflection logs and evaluations. You will receive on-going regular feedback on your progress so you achieve the best possible results.

Special Features

Throughout the course you will be guided and encouraged to follow your personal interests and develop your strengths through your specialist production. Training in camera work, editing, desktop publishing and journalism will be supported by technical help and hands-on workshop sessions using broadcast-quality HD video camera kits, digital SLR cameras and professional edit suites including Mac computers and industry software.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required.


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