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City of Sunderland College

Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film)

UCAS Code: FM20

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

32 UCAS Points A level 3 qualification such as A levels or BTEC in a creative or media based subject. Mature candidates will be considered without the formal qualifications, dependent upon their former experience and portfolio. All applicants will need to attend an interview. You should bring a portfolio or electronic examples of your current work.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This programme gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of Media and Film specialisms including Scriptwriting, Cinematography, Editing and Interview & Presentation Techniques. Over the course of the two years you will develop a portfolio and show-reel which will be invaluable for your progression within the industry. Your final year will prepare you for employment within the creative industries or how to take the next step into the final year of a full degree. This course offers a much more personal experience with smaller class sizes than larger universities.

The course is intended for anyone with a passion for film and media and is looking for a potential future professional career in the film and media sector, and any student who wishes to enhance their skills in film production.

Independent learning
When not attending lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research, preparing coursework assignment and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of facilities including the learning centre.

Overall workload
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 15 hours’ independent learning and assignment activity.

Academic Support
Our HE Academic Support Tutor provides help in the following areas:
• Study skills (including reading, writing, note-taking and presentation skills)
• Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
• Academic writing (including how to reference)
• Research skills (in conjunction with the learning centres)
• Critical thinking and understanding arguments
• Revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management)

Following completion of the HND at level 5 you may then opt to progress to a BA (Hons) Top-up degree at a number of institutions with the primary route being to Sunderland University. The Top-up degree will enable you to maintain a breadth of study right up to degree level.
Potential career opportunities – Film Editing, Film Production, Film Scriptwriting, Art Direction, Production Design.

Modules

At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the creative industries sector through five core
units, which includes two units assessed through a Pearson set assignment. The core units are:

• Individual Project (Pearson - set)
• Creative Media Industry
• Professional Practice
• Collaborative Project (Pearson – set)
• Personal Professional Development

Within this ‘specialist pathway’, there are four related mandatory units:
• Film Practices
• Film Studies
• Editing for Film and Television
• Advanced Film Production Studies

Additional Units may cover such production areas as:
• Storyboarding
• Cinematography – Camera
• Interview and Presentation Techniques
• Drama
• Documentary
• Scriptwriting
• Film Criticism
• Narrative
• Marketing and Promotion

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on practical course work, sketchbooks and presentations.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,999
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,999
per year
Scotland
£5,999
per year
Wales
£5,999
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bede Campus

Department:

Visual and Performing Arts

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