Creative Media: Digital Video Production HND

Course Code: CREHD
Learning Aim Code: 50097441
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: Two years
Campus: Paget Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If your aim is to work in the ever changing and expanding media industry then this is the course for you. We pride ourselves on offering creative, practical and vocational routes into higher education with this HND focused on moving image production.

You will gain invaluable practical skills in a variety of disciplines from short films in fiction to production and documentary. Learn lighting, camera work and editing as well as gaining industry knowledge to survive in this competitive industry.

You will be stretched academically and where opportunities arise to work with real clients. During the course you will work with a range of cutting-edge equipment, and have access to workshops, on-line digital editing suites, digital SLR cameras and a fully equipped HD television studio and gallery including chroma-key.

You will learn from a course team of professionals with extensive experience in video production and freelancing in the media industry. From these experienced and dedicated tutors you will learn new skills and develop experiences in a number of specialist techniques and approaches. We will develop your creative potential while improving your understanding of how to succeed in the creative media industry.

You'll train in our dedicated facilities which include a TV studio and a Mac editing suite together with a range of classrooms and facilities on campus available to you including digital recording studios. All tutors are active within the industry and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to call upon giving you the best opportunity to progress in your chosen career.

As part of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we pride ourselves as being at the forefront of education and training for the ever changing media industry. Linking with local media companies and guest speakers allows all learners to gain current and relevant training which gives them not just a qualification, but the experience in the career they wish to pursue.

Arts Council England has endorsed the quality of our teaching and learning and links with employers by awarding us ‘Arts Mark Gold’.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Moving image
  • Contextual studies
  • Research techniques
  • Video production
  • Professional practice
  • Post-production
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Design methods
  • Ideas generation
  • Advanced digital practice
  • Motion graphics
  • Lighting in video production
  • Sound in video production

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Gain invaluable practical skills in a variety of disciplines from short films in fiction, production, and documentary
  • Learn lighting, camera work and editing
  • Gain industry knowledge to survive in this competitive industry

How will I be assessed?

This is an assignment based course so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme by a variety of methods including coursework, reports, case studies, essay, presentations and observations.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as an associate producer, audio recordist, boom operator, broadcast engineer, camera operator, casting director, computer effects, consulting producer, digital imaging technician, director, editor, executive producer, lighting technical director, marketing executive, motion graphics, musical arranger, producer, reporter, researcher, runner, script supervisor, sound engineer, stage manager, storyboard artist, technical director, web designer or writer
  • Progress on to a top up 3rd year of a university degree course, based upon the entry requirements of the university you apply to

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Two A Levels or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Good written and oral English
  • Evidence of interest / involvement in the media industry
  • An interview and reference
  • You must be aged 18 or above to study a HNC/D qualification

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