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Pearson BTEC HND Diploma in Creative Media Production

Offered by the NI Film Television School at SERC, the HND is a part-time, one year top-up course that follows on from the Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production. The units build on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first year HNC

Course Overview

Offered by the NI Film & Television School at SERC, the HND is a part-time, one year top-up course that follows on from the Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production. The units build on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first year HNC and aim to develop them further. It is delivered over fourteen hours a week to allow students to balance other work and family commitments alongside their course of study. Once enrolled, students will have access to industry standard production equipment and studio space.

The second year HND is delivered by a team of media industry professionals and is comprised of eight units (two mandatory and six specialist).

Year Two (Provisional Units) –Special Subject Investigation – The opportunity to explore new broadcast technologies through workshops, demos and independent research

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation – Working to a client brief on an independent production
  • Moving Image Documentary Production – Students will research and produce Documentary Shorts to a professional standard
  • Director for Moving Image Production – Linked to the student’s Documentary Short project
  • Producer for Moving Image Production – Developing an understanding of the Producer’s role across various media formats before putting into practice by Producing a Short of their choosing
  • Career Development for the Moving Image Industries – Students research and focus on the opportunities that may be available to them post-HND
  • Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector – An invaluable opportunity to undertake a placement within the industry.
  • Digital Video Post-Production – Building on the Editing Skills gained in the student’s HNC Year

The course is predominantly practical and is delivered via a blended learning approach consisting of lectures, workshops, industry visits and master classes. Students also undertake a Media Industry Work Placement in Second Semester. 

Financial support with course fees may be available depending on eligibility.

Entry Requirements

A BTEC Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production or the equivalent HE qualification in a relevant Media/Arts subject.

Experience in producing film/video content.  All suitable applicants will be invited to submit evidence of their existing creative skills ahead of interview, i.e. a 2-3 minute show reel showing your media production skills.

Please note:  At this level of study potential students will need to possess self-motivation, clearly demonstrated through their show reel submission and their performance at interview.  Should the course be oversubscribed, additional entrance criteria may be applied.

Please contact the Course Coordinator at SERC Bangor, Alison Thompson, for further information at althompson@serc.ac.uk

Where will it take me?

The course also links students with industry connections, industry productions and offers advice and support to those seeking employment or further study in the field of creative media production.

This course will enhance your professional development and prepare you for further study on a Degree course.   On completion of the HND some Universities allow students enter into year 2 of a BSc (Hons) in a Film/TV and or Media related course.

Others who have studied on this course have progressed into careers as Independent freelancers working for themselves, as a crew member on a range of Film/TV/Commercial productions, within a production company, a post-production house and in Media Industry.

How will it make me more employable?
Practical skills, experience and knowledge connections gained during the course as well as industry connections on film productions will give you the edge in getting a job in the media sector or further study opportunities.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You are assessed in a range of ways, but focussing on practical work wherever possible, including:

• Crew roles on a group film project
• A client-led promotional project
• A personal film project
• Live production roles at our TV studio and working for clients at outside events
• Assignments and case studies
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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