Title: Creative Media Production HND
Application: Applications for full-time undergraduate courses should apply through UCAS. The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com or telephone 0371 468 0468.
UCAS Code: PP31
UCAS Institute Code: B93
Attendance: Full time

1 year HNC

1 additional year HND

Start date: September

Our Creative Media Production course offers you tailored professional training throughout your study. Each learning experience is designed to ready you for employment by combining practical projects and industry skills with higher-level research techniques. First year modules provide an essential core of academic knowledge, practical training and study skills aiming to develop your critical understanding of key film production concepts.

Our Digital Media Studio provides the perfect environment to launch your career in the film, broadcast and media industries. State-of-the-art broadcast quality production equipment including a green screen television studio, professional editing facilities, and industry-level software will enable you to produce a top-class portfolio of work.

You will gain an understanding of how the film, broadcast and digital media industries work, and to learn how historical developments and contexts have informed production techniques. Above all, you will build a body of work that prepares you for entry into the media workplace. Guest speakers are also invited into sessions to give an insight into the industry.

Bury College University Centre is working hard to put appropriate safety measures into place and welcoming you to a safe learning environment this Autumn. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, face to face teaching will be delivered where practically possible and will follow guidelines on social distancing.  In response to changing circumstances and changes in public health advice, learning will be delivered in small class sizes. Online resources will be used to support learning.  In the event of further social restrictions, for example a further lockdown, delivery of courses will be taught online using a blend of learning resources and online teaching.

This course includes a wide range of practical elements.  Please note, adaptations may be required to some of the practical aspects of course delivery to ensure learning is delivered in line with current regulations.  Depending on government guidelines, this may include some sessions of face to face classroom learning in smaller groups for practical delivery, complemented by some sessions of virtual learning.  Some modules can be delivered online or through a mixture of face to face and online if required.

Due to the possibility of changing circumstances, please note it may not be possible for planned work experience placements to take place. Where it is possible work placements will be arranged at a more suitable time or location in the academic year. Learners should be reassured that their safety is our primary concern and any extra-curricular activities will only go ahead in accordance with government guidelines.

You may study the following modules:

Level 4

•  Film Practices
• Editing for Film and Television
• Film Studies
• Interview and Presentation Techniques
• Professional Practice
• Individual Project
• Creative Media Industry
• Single Camera Techniques for Television

Level 5

• Collaborative Project
• Personal Professional Development
• Advanced Film Production Studies
• Advanced Television Studies
• Scriptwriting
• Podcast Production

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.

Throughout the course you will be guided and encouraged to follow your personal interests and develop your strengths through your assignments. Training in camera work, editing, screenwriting and journalism may be supported by technical help and hands-on workshop sessions. You will be given the opportunity to use broadcast-quality 4K camera kits, digital SLR cameras and professional edit suites including Mac computers and industry software (Adobe Master Suite, Da Vinci and Final Cut Pro X). You will be encouraged to submit your work to regional and national film festivals.

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

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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 9-4 (A*-C) including English Language
  • 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

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