Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production
If you want to work as a creator or technical expert in fields such as animation, web design or film, our new BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production is ideal.
This two-year higher education course is practical and vocationally focused; it will take you on a voyage of discovery into media that shapes, reflects and changes the world we live in today.
Whether you want to use the stunning nature of North Devon as a backdrop for your work or engage with communities on social issues, this course offers you the opportunity to learn a range of skills including documentary, filmmaking, photography and online media production.
By focussing on the creative and technical sides of digital media, you’ll develop the skills and professional expertise you need to go into various types of work in the creative industry, or you can continue your studies and top up your HND to a full Bachelor’s degree.
There is also an opportunity to have a 20-day work placement internship (including a generous bursary payment) with a creative business, a local/national charity or organisation.
During the course, you will cover a number of subject areas, including a module on the Creative Media Industry, an individual project in Year 1 and a group project in Year 2.
The method of assessment varies between modules reflecting the need to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills. Typically, you will encounter practical assessments, written reports, individual and group presentations and videos.
You should have prior attainment of a Level 3 qualification (such as A Levels, T Levels or BTEC) with the equivalent of 48 UCAS points or above. However, you may also be considered if you have relevant employment experience. Please contact our Advice & Guidance team for more information.
Upon successful completion of this programme, you can progress to the BA (Hons) Professional Development (Creative Industries) programme at Petroc or complete your degree in your chosen specialism at another higher educator provider, university or college.
Depending on your specialism, you will gain skills to enable you to develop your career in the following areas: Sound Media Radio Broadcast Technician, Podcast Production, Film Editing, Film Production, Television Video Editing, Television Production, Digital Journalism, Web Design, Mobile App Design, Visual Effects Design, Digital Art Development, Game Design, Videographer and Media Event Photographer.
Facilities and resources
We offer excellent facilities on campus and a supportive learning environment. We also have a strong emphasis on practical work, and offer excellent links with employers and external organisations.
Q: Will I have the chance to do project work and develop my own interests?
A: There is an individual project in Year 1 and a group project in Year 2.
Q: Will I have to purchase textbooks for this course?
A: There is a core reading list for each module and these books are available in our learning resource centres.
Q: Is this course suitable for mature students?
A: Yes, there is usually a diverse range of ages and backgrounds on our programmes.
Q: Is there any funding available?
A: We can support you in applying for Student Finance. There are a range of support bursaries available if you meet the criteria. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the HE student Internship and bursary scheme.
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.