Our contemporary and highly creative one year Higher National Certificate in Creative Practice is tailored specifically for those students who have studied either photography, film making or graphic design at either A Level or on a Level 3 technical qualification, and who now wish to go on the study the subject of their choice at a higher education level. This qualification is the equivalent to year one of a three-year Bachelor (Hons) Degree. This HNC addresses both the historical and contemporary context of creative practice within the photography, film making and graphic design specialisms. Tutors will guide you on how to become exceptional practitioners, by learning key technical skills, developing their own unique style, understanding key aspects of the industry and becoming confident and independent. We endeavour to ensure that our students are prepared for the realities of the contemporary creative industries workplace. Taught by our highly experienced, industry expert tutors and lecturers, you will utilise the industry standard facilities we have at our Hillsborough Campus, which includes; Mac suites, Wacom tablets, large studios with state-of-the-art Prophoto equipment, TV studio, green screens, DSLR and Medium format stills cameras and Panasonic film cameras. Our smaller cohorts ensure that you receive significant and essential one-to-one time with your tutors. This enables you to produce a high level of academic work, be creative and gain independence across this essential year of study. Alongside studio and classroom lectures, workshops, seminars and critique sessions, there will be opportunities for external workshops, industry visits, visiting lecturers and guest speakers from across the creative industries. This HNC further includes essential visits to galleries and industry each semester. Visits can include but are not limited to: Sheffield Galleries, Bradford Science & Media Museum, The Tate, Open Eye & Another Place in Liverpool, Media City, Manchester and The Photography Show, Birmingham NEC.
Units that you will study (by pathway) include: Photography Individual Project Professional Development Contextual Studies Techniques & process Lighting for Photography Photographic Practices Location Photography Studio Photography Graphic Design Individual Project Professional Development Contextual StudiesTechniques & process TypographyGraphic Design Processes Packaging design Communication in A&D Film Production Individual Project (Pearson Set) Professional Practice Creative Media Industry Film Practices Film Studies Editing for Film & Television Light and Sound Principles of Photography
Assessment methods include: Presentations Idea development Research led projects Live assignment briefs Work experience Essays Portfolio of work
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Hillsborough Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are unable to accept applications from International applicants for this course.
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