Pearson BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production
This course is delivered over two full days a week to allow students to balance other work and family commitments alongside their course of study. Creative Media production students will have access to industry standard production equipment and studio space.
- Individual Project (Pearson-set)
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
Specialist units will include:
- Film Practices
- Film Studies
- Film and Video Editing
Pearson BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production
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Contact Hours per week
14.5 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments per module.
A further 12 hours maximum studying, preparing assessments and crewing on productions for example.
General Entry Requirements:
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy
A minimum of 60 UCAS points including:
- Grade C Pass or above at A2 Level in moving image arts or a media related subject
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production with a MMM profile
Applicants aged 21 years and over may qualify for entry to the course under different criteria than those qualifications listed. Please contact the course co-ordinator, Alison Thompson, on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss eligibility.
- Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of the HNC Creative media production course may provide you with the opportunity to complete a further year leading to the Level 5 HND in Creative media production.
The NI Film & Television School has recently entered into an agreement with Edinburgh Napier University (a Top 10 UK university for Film & Television) that will allow successful HND graduates to then apply for advanced direct entry into the 3rd year of their award winning BA Hon Television degree.
Recent graduates of the HNC course have progressed onto production trainee schemes with Northern Ireland Screen, permanent positions with some of NI's independent production companies as well as freelancing as crew members on a range of Film/Television/Commercial productions.
How will it make me more employable?
The HNC course has been designed to provide students with a strong theoretical background to television and film production as well as extensive experience working with professional equipment on live projects throughout the year. The combination of knowledge and skills students acquire on the HNC are all transferable into an industry setting.
The course aims to help students to develop industry connections through a strong programme of masterclasses, workshops and industry visits. The NIFTS teaching team all work within the media industry in Northern Ireland and can offer advice and support to those seeking employment or further study in the field of creative media production.
A kit list will be sent to students once accepted onto the course with specific requirements. This involves:
- A portable hard drive (1TB/2TB) approx. £50
- Closed back earphones (for editing) approx. £30
- A memory card for both video and audio files approx. £25.
In addition, students will be expected to attend a Production Skills Residential in Semester One (one overnight) and a Fiction Production Residential for their location shoot in Semester Two (2-3 nights). Students are asked to budget approx. £25 per night for each of these residentials to allow for accommodation and food costs.
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