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Course summary

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production is a rigorous specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis. On the course you will have the opportunity to develop productions from concept to screen. You will explore the practical roles of cinematographer, lighting director, director and screenwriter. You will work as part of a production team as well as develop your own independent projects. This two-year higher education course is practical and vocationally focused, and aims to prepare you to move to a degree course or into employment. It offers both theoretical and practical units combined with an extensive range of teaching and learning methods that enhance the learners’ knowledge and skill. Learners will develop an in-depth understanding of how the film industry is structured, and learn how they can develop a career in this challenging, exciting, dynamic industry. You will use professional video and editing equipment We will tutor students in how to use professional film and editing equipment and all BTEC Higher Nationals have been designed and developed with consideration of National Occupational Standards. You will be taught in a nurturing environment with lots of expert support from our experienced and industry qualified tutors. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work. The HND Creative Media course comprises of 15 modules and they are: Year 1 Individual Project (Pearson-set) Creative Media Industry Professional Practice Television Practices Television Studies Editing for Film and Television Cinematography - Lighting Cinematography - Camera Year 2 Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) Personal Professional Development Advanced Television Practices Drama Documentary Advanced Editing for Film and Television Sound for Media Products As a student of Crawley College, you will have access to all of our services, which includes study support, the Students' Union and our library's online resources. Special features of this programme include: You can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree at our Chichester campus. Opportunity to tailor your HND through optional units Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed Teaching staff You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers and guest speakers.


This HND course is a higher level course at level 4 for those wishing to develop their skills for work within the media industry. It is mapped to the occupational standards in the sector set by skillset. The HNC course consists of 8 units, of which three are Core Units, three are mandatory Specialist Units and a further 2 are optional units. The HND is a further 7 units. The HNC course is made up of 8 units. Individual Project (Pearson-set) Creative Media Industry Professional Practice Film & Television Practices Film Studies Light & Sound Film & Video Editing Principles of Animation The units are mapped to occupational standards set by Skillset and could be studied as individual units to develop specific technical skills as stand alone units of study as well as part of the HNC qualification. The HND course is made up of the 7 units. Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) Personal Professional Development Advanced Film & Television Studies Advanced Editing & Compositing Drama / Narrative Documentary Scriptwriting for Film & Television

Assessment method

Assessment will be through assignments (mainly) and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment. Upon completion of all outcomes in a unit, the student will be able to undertake the End Graded assignment or End Test (depending on the unit) to obtain a unit grade. The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students would be considered without academic qualifications if they can demonstrate a strong creative portfolio or industry experience. All students need to show at interview the desire to succeed in a demanding and ever changing creative industry.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6500 Year 1
England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Multimedia Production at Chichester College Group (inc Brinsbury, Chichester, Crawley, Northbrook & Worthing Colleges) - UCAS