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Level 4 Creative Media – BTEC Higher National Certificate

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
Creative Media Production BTEC HNC L408/09/202117/06/2022 £5,000.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Higher Education

Course Area
Media Production

One Year

Entry Requirements
Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, plus English and Maths GCSE at grade 9-4.

Course Information

This course is ideal for students who are looking to embark upon a range of different careers within the creative media industries, and particularly those in film and television. You will study a range of film theory as part of the film studies unit but the main focus of the course will be on developing knowledge and skills to build a career in the film and media industry.

  • Filmmaking including scriptwriting, shooting and editing.
  • Identify sources of film financing and develop a pitch to apply to a funding body,
  • Film marketing and promotion
  • Local TV news studio production
  • Producing a single camera TV news report
  • New media distribution technologies: including generating an income from YouTube
  • Developing a career in the film and media industry
  • Introduction to film theory including auteur theory, feminist film theory and post modernism

Assessment will be through written assignments and practical assessment which will comprise your final portfolio. There is no final written exam but a substantial amount of written and theory work will be involved in completing your assignments in addition to practical work.

Students are encouraged to provide a pair of headphones, a large capacity SD card and an storage device such as external hard drive or large USB memory stick for backing up practical projects. The college has fully equipped studio spaces and editing suites in addition to a variety of production technology including microphones, lights, DSLR cameras and a high specification Black Magic digital film camera, all of which are available for student use.

Completion of this course will give you a range of progression options. Students can progress to the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production at Fareham College, higher study at University or use their newly developed skills to move into industry or freelance work. Students can also progress directly into the second year of the degree programme at Southampton Solent University, subject to a successful application through UCAS.