This two-year higher education course is practical and vocationally focused, and aims to prepare you to move to a degree course or into employment. Working as part of a production team, you will develop productions from concept to screen using a multi-camera TV studio and editing suites. The course is underpinned by theoretical elements and covers both factual and fictional programming. The HND in Creative Media Production aims to:
Level: Level 5
Start Date: 25 September 2017
You will develop the skills required to work within various media industries via hands-on experience and tutoring. As part of a production team, you will be encouraged to develop various productions from concept to screen. You will use the latest digital equipment in our Media and Music Centre to produce programmes within a professional context, including a multi-camera TV studio and editing suites equipped with Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
The course is underpinned by theoretical elements and covers both factual and fictional programming.
You will work towards the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in your first year, which you must complete and pass before proceeding to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in the second year.Information correct at 23 June 2016.
All assessment is through course work assignments.
Regulation of standards:
The standard minimum entry qualification is a grade D at A Level and 80 UCAS points, preferably supported by a pass in GCSE English.
We encourage mature students to enter with a pass in an appropriate Access Certificate. We consider other background and experience and may accept students without formal qualifications.
All students are interviewed and asked to provide evidence of both technical and theoretical work before an offer is made. The International Office will organise an appropriate interview for overseas students: telephone or portfolio or as required.
If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fee is for one year of study and may be subject to change in subsequent years. The course fee is usually covered by your student loan and you will not need to pay this back until you have completed this course and when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Home students may receive a bursary of £600 to help towards expenses (usually in February, subject to satisfactory attendance and progress on the course).
Please note that if you have already achieved a degree, you will be liable to pay a higher fee (£7,000 in 2014-15).
The fee for international students for 2015-16 was £8,000 and the 2016-17 fee is to be confirmed.
"I would definitely recommend this course if you're someone who likes the practical aspects of filming and making productions. When I started the course I was anxious and thought, can I do this? but once I started, I began learning and acquiring new skills and knowledge."
Jim Jenkins specialises in production at West Thames College, after working many years in the media industry. Jim worked on hundreds of live shows and corporate films, contributing his varied skills in video, staging, lighting, sound and projection.