Creative Media Production at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a contemporary, cutting-edge programme aimed at those who are eager to follow a career in various job roles within the creative and ever-changing world of games development, photography and film. The broad range of modules offered by this programme allows students the opportunity to develop diverse intellectual skills whilst, at the same time, developing professional, practical and transferable skills which will enhance future employment opportunities.


The course offers three pathways: Film, Games and Photography. You will study a range of units on each pathway as listed below: – Individual project (set by Pearson) – Creative media industry – Professional practice is a mandatory unit for all pathways. You will specialise in one area and study modules specific to your chosen pathway. Film Pathway – Film practices – Film studies – Editing for film and television – Light and sound – Visual effects practices Games Pathway – Game development practices – Games in context – Game design – 3D modelling – Principles of animation Photography Pathway – Photographic practices – Studio photography – Image management and editing techniques – Principles of photography – Reportage

Assessment method

Core knowledge and understanding is acquired via lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, computer assisted learning, case studies, video and other multi-media presentations. You will be taught through lectures, practical sessions and independent learning. We foster a culture of independent learning and decision making that will develop your problem solving and analytical skills. You will complete project-based assessments which will combine several units to give you an employment-based assessment. The teaching will reflect the project approach and will include aspects of teamworking.

How to apply

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are not currently accepting international applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2022 entry information and are subject to change for 2023
Creative Media Production at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS