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University of Portsmouth

Creative Media Production

UCAS Code: P3P3

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent./GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

An A level in a computing, creative media or related subject, or equivalent, or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview, to which you should bring a portfolio of recent work. This interview will include an admissions test.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Computer animation and visual effects

Web and multimedia design

**Overview**

If you want to work as a creator or technical expert in fields such as animation, web design or film without completing a full undergraduate degree, this Creative Media Production Higher National Diploma (HND) is ideal.

You'll get experience with the tools of the trade, plus expert teaching, and the chance to network with like-minded students and creative media professionals. We've designed the course to meet the demands of digital media employers, and give you a flexible skill set that allows you to adapt to the changing needs of the creative media industry.

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 top up your HND to a full Bachelor's degree.

**Location – course delivered at Isle of Wight College**

This course takes place at Isle of Wight College in Newport. While studying at Isle of Wight College, you can access University of Portsmouth student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

**What you'll experience**

On this Creative Media Production HND, you'll:
- Use industry-standard audio-visual software, to get the experience necessary to work in fields such as animation, film and web development

- Work on tasks based on professional briefs, giving you a taste of the challenges you'll face and work you'll do in employment

- Have the opportunity to network and show your work at the end of year show, which is open to the general public, prospective employers and other institutions

- Study at Isle of Wight College, Newport

You'll learn practical skills you'll apply in your career, such as:
- 3D modelling for animation

- Video editing and post production

- Web design

- Concept art production

- Business development

Transferable skills you'll develop, which you can use in any area of your life and career, include:
- Creative and critical thinking

- Team working

- Project management

- Problem solving

- Multimedia communication skills

**Careers and opportunities**

When you finish this Creative Media Production HND course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

By adding your skills to the industry, you'll play a part in informing, educating and entertaining society.

Areas that you could go on to work in include:
- Web design

- Animation

- TV and film production

- Advertising

- Marketing

- Digital asset creation

You'll also learn how to develop 3D assets on the course, taking you closer to working as a 3D modeller.

You'll have the opportunity to continue your studies to full Bachelor's degree level, opening the door to MSc or PhD study, or set up a business with help and support from the University.

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1 Modules include: Genre Analysis (20 credits), Foundations of 3D Graphics (20 credits), Concept Art (20 credits), Team Development Project (20 credits), Web and Video Technologies (40 credits). Year 2 modules include: Business Enterprise (20 credits), ePortfolio (20 credits), Asset Production (20 credits), Digital Identities in the Creative Industries (20 credits), Data Visualisation (20 credits), Animation (20 credits). We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through: practical assessment, written reports, individual and group presentations and videos. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The Uni


Course location:

Isle of Wight College

Department:

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Web and multimedia design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
D

Design studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer games and animation

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Information technology technicians

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years. But at the moment this looks to be a good degree if you want to work on the technical side of film and TV and this is the most common industry for new graduates.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Design occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer animation and visual effects

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Web and multimedia design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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