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Westminster Kingsway College

Creative Media Production (Film)

UCAS Code: CMP1

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The outlook for the UK’s screen industries is bright. With considerable investment in UK studios, a vibrant and expanding independent sector, and spending on TV and video forecast for continued growth, the demand for skilled technicians and talent will continue to grow across the film and high-end TV sectors. There is a growing national need for the craft skills which are increasingly technology driven, such as engineering skills for lighting and sound and animation skills. The skills that you learn on the course will equip you for the fresh challenges of an ever-changing job market.

As well as developing a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Creative Media Production, you will study specialist subjects like Film Practices, Film Studies and Editing for Film & Television. You will develop critically important skills in team-working, and using language that enables clear communication of concepts and day-to-day processes across the Film and TV fields. The course aims to provide you with the core skills and behaviours that are universally useful across all Film departments, companies and specialisms.

This course emphasises practical studio production skills and developing a creative and professional approach to media production.

Working with a range of diverse and converging technologies and methodologies, successful candidates will develop innovative responses to create contemporary media solutions. Studio practice is always supported by putting the work into a historical, theoretical and cultural context.

You will learn in specialist facilities including arts, graphics, TV and recording studios, and will use specialist computing facilities.

This course has been developed with input from a range of professional practitioners and you will have the opportunity to work on projects alongside industry employers such as ADOBE, Sony, Shaftsbury PLC, The Design Museum, The BBC, Channel 4, Creative Cultural Skills, Creative Skillset, CNN in our TV studio.

This course is full time (taught over 3 days per week).

Progression opportunities in the Creative Industries include work as a runner, potentially leading to roles such as camera operator and assistant editor. Students may also progress to the 1st or 2nd year (where appropriate) of a university degree.

Modules

You will learn a wide range of creative processes including:
- Video production and post-production
- Cinematographic techniques
- Television studio production
- Professional practice in the media sector
- Concept design and development
- Critical awareness and contextual understanding.

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2019.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include:
- Written reports/essays
- Case studies
- Work-based projects
- Time-constrained assessments
- Academic posters, displays, leaflets
- Presentations
- Working logbooks, reflective journals
- Presentations with assessor questioning

Tuition fees

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£6,000
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EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

Soho Centre

Department:

Art, Design and Media

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