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HNC in Creative Media Production

Course title

Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production – 120 credits at level 4

Campus location

Whittingham Campus/Coombswood Campus

Why study this course?

This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the Creative Media sector in industries as varied as Film, TV or Advertising.

The course provides you with underpinning knowledge of Creative Media techniques and theoretical frameworks to underpin these.

There is an emphasis on the development of skills, research skills, teamwork and practical skills such as editing, camera work, sound design and directing.

  • Prepares you for a top up degree in Creative Media
  • Develops your practical skills for camera work, editing & directing
  • Opportunities for work experience in the Creative Media sector
  • Builds an understanding of the techniques used in film & video editing

Length of course

1 year

Compulsory modules


Level 4

Individual Project (15 credits)

Creative Media Industry (15 credits)

Professional Practice (15 credits)

Film Practices (15 credits)

Film Studies (15 credits)

Editing for Film & Television (15 credits)

Single Camera Techniques for Television (15 credits)

Television Studio Production (15 credits)


Full time course

  • Students attend College two days per week and participate in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, group work, presentations, and practical activities.
  • Students allocated Personal Academic Tutor to support transition to studying higher education, and offer information, advice and guidance.
  • Students are encouraged to use a range of resources, including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials. 


You will engage in a range of learning and assessment styles and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting work. Work based assignments will enable you to engage with your own practice and to share knowledge and expertise with others through activities such as group work and presentations.

Example modes of assessments include: written assignments, presentations, case studies, reflective portfolio entries, reflective journals, seminars, independent studies, self-evaluation/needs analysis, evaluations, literature critiques.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS, using the UCAS code: C415

Part-time applicants should apply via the ‘Apply’ link on the Halesowen College website.

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths graded C/4 or above
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Any other information an applicant would need to know at this initial stage?

Additional costs to consider may include purchasing resources relating to reading research.

Start date

September 2019


Two days a week


9am – 4pm

Course fee (per annum)

HNC Full Time: £4880

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