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Creative Media Production Higher National Diploma (HND)

This programme will cover the process of media production and provide the opportunity to learn in a professional working environment. Skills on the programme will focus predominantly on you as a creator and producer, as well as ensuring you have the opportunity to experience an experimental approach to your work. Through various encounters, a broad perspective of the industry in the community will be achieved.

Programme content

Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the unit list may vary from that shown here.

Year 1

Core units:
Research techniques (Level 4, 15 Credits)
Contextual studies (Level 4, 15 Credits)

Specialist units:
• unit 6 Practical skills (Level 4, 15 Credits)
• unit 34 Television studio production (Level 4, 15 Credits)
• unit 33 Fiction programming (Level 4, 15 Credits)
• unit 11 Film studies (Level 4, 15 Credits)
• unit 61 Moving image factual programming (location) (Level 5, 15 Credits)
• unit 37 Advertising techniques (Level 4, 15 Credits)

Year 2

Core units:
• unit 3 Project design (Level 5, 20 Credits)
• unit 4 Special subject investigation (Level 5, 15 Credits)

Specialist units:
• unit 58 Sound design (Level 5, 15 Credits)
• unit 63 Script writing for film and TV (Level 5, 15 Credits)
• unit 65 Photojournalism (Level 5, 15 Credits)
• unit 32 Promotional video production (Level 4, 15 Credits)
• unit 16 Career development (Level 5, Credits 15)
• unit 80 Work experience (Level 5, 15 Credits)

Teaching and learning experience

Learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical sessions, located in the TV studio and Creative Arts Centre. It is envisaged that you will work on location and with industry professionals in order to fully appreciate work related experience.

A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others and you are regularly set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. There is also a significant emphasis on you being able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning during your time on the HND.
Why choose this programme?

We are excited to be introducing this new programme to our highly successful portfolio of media courses within the college. The HND in Creative Media Production has been designed specifically to meet the competitive and challenging market that our students find themselves in when graduating.

Our long established tradition of providing media education has a national reputation and we consider the new HND students to benefit from this. Our industry partners, collaborators, practitioners and lecturers all work hard to place our students firmly in real working environments. Sourcing exciting and innovative client briefs is key to our delivery and our students will work on these assignments in order to develop a broad showcase that demonstrates talent and enterprise.

We will provide an educational foundation for a range of creative, technical and management careers in Media; will ensure our delivery is geared towards current practice using industry standard equipment; include a broad range of activities that encourage synergy with different media products; provide excellent academic underpinning skills for creative thinking and enable students to be employment ready by working on key projects that seek to make an immediate contribution to employment.

Assessment methods

The units are delivered through a variety of techniques to suit all different learning styles. The class work includes; group work, pair activities, investigations, discussions, experiments and note taking.
The assessment you undergo could be formative or summative:
Formative - Designed to provide you with feedback on your progress and inform you of your ongoing development. Formative assessments, such as in class exercises, tests, activities, do not form part of your grade.
Summative - Designed to provide a measure of your achievement in respect of your performance in relation to the intended learning outcomes of your programme of study.
At each level of study you will be asked to participate in formative and summative assessment procedures which require you to consider and grade your own work against the agreed assessment criteria. This allows you to reflect upon your own practice, with tutors, and to take responsibility for acknowledging areas of strength and areas for development in your work.

Learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical sessions, located in the TV studio and Creative Arts Centre. It is envisaged that you will work on location and with industry professionals in order to fully appreciate work related experience.

A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others and you are regularly set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. There is also a significant emphasis on you being able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning during your time on the HND.

Entry requirements

120 UCAS Points based on a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent:
• This include a merit overall at ED (Extended Diploma) Art and Design, ED Media; ED performing Arts.

Offers are made on the outcome of an interview/portfolio process; we also welcome students returning to education and international students.

We also support widening participation and encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications, those who are returning to education as well as international students.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:
• British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components;
• TOEFL minimum score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based.
The Creative Media Production HND prepares students for employment in the creative industries.

This HND has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for entry into the industry so that on successful completion students can progress directly into employment.

Alternatively, upon successful completion of the HND, students may wish to upgrade their qualification to a BA (Hons) by entering the 2nd or final year of a related programme at another institution.
Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS. Please visit www.ucas.ac.uk

UCAS code: 013P

Institutional code: O25

Home/EU Fee for 2017 entrance: £6,000 per year
International Fee for 2017 entrance: £7,500 per year
For more information please contact the HE Admissions Co-ordinator, Sue Taylor on sue.taylor@activatelearning.ac.uk

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013P O25 Banbury Full-time

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2017 2 Years
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