Overview top

Are you passionate about film? Have you always wanted to know the creative process of filmmaking? This Higher Education filmmaking course will teach you the practical elements of film, television, editing and cinematography. We will teach you the skills and help you gain the confidence to progress into the film and television industry, or into higher education.

The Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production is for students who have completed the Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production or equivalent qualification. In the HND you will continue to work on a variety of practical projects all aimed at developing your skills in a specific element of film-making. The units you will study on this course are:

  • Unit 6 - Collaborative Project
  • Unit 7 - Personal Professional Development
  • Unit 39 - Advanced Film and Television Studies
  • Unit 53 - Drama
  • Unit 56 - Documentary
  • Unit 67 - Scriptwriting for Film and Television
  • Unit 72 - News and Editorial

You will continue to work with industry standard cameras from Cannon, Sony and Blackmagic Design, as well as work on professional software such as Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After effects and Dragonframe. This course will teach you the essentials of film-making utilising industry standard equipment and software in all areas of the course.

The course is based around several projects throughout the year, and while we teach you some theory to give you a thorough understanding of both the film and television industry, you are assessed on your practical projects that you will undertake across the course of the year. There are lots of freelancing and work experience opportunities available throughout the year and you will have access to our facilities outside of scheduled lessons, giving you time to work on personal and assessed projects.

Studying for a HNC/HND is significantly cheaper than going to university and you can progress onto a degree course at university to top up your qualification to a full degree. Upon completion you will be ready to ready to enter into employment or you can apply to university to top up you qualification to a full degree.

Entry Requirements top

A full Level 4 HNC qualification in media or related subject or equivalent.

GCSE Grade C (4) in English and maths. 

If you are an external applicant you will be required to provide a portfolio of work at interview showing previous media products that you have produced.

Assessment top

The course is broken down into eight different units each exploring a specific focus of film-making. Each unit maybe assessed through theoretical essays, presentations, coursework and practical projects that you will undertake over the course of the year.

Professional Opportunities top

After completing the HND you could progress onto university to top-up your qualification to a full degree. Alternatively you could seek employment in the creative media industry following completion of the course.

Further Information top

The Creative media and games team are busy preparing and making plans for the start of teaching our HE courses in September 2020. The Covid-19 situation has made this an unprecedented and challenging time for teachers and students alike.  We have been working on new effective approaches to delivering your programme of study next year to take into account social distancing and government guidance where necessary.

We will of course attempt to teach our programmes as normal as possible, however if required it may be necessary to utilise a mix of distance and face to face learning. Digital learning is new for many but has been utilised within the college through Microsoft Teams and can involve taking part in online classes and discussions and completing/submitting assignments from home. You will also have access to some specialist software and equipment if required to enable you to work effectively from home if needed.  Regular online tutorials can also be arranged through Microsoft Teams.

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Programme Leaders if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:

Programme leader contacts:

Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND Creative Media Production (film):

Chris Thompson               Christopher.thomspon@stc.ac.uk


Course fee: £6165

Start date: 15th September 2020

End date:  14th September 2021