UCAS Code: P310
Institution Code: H37
Campus Code: B (Broxbourne)
Our Creative Media Production course at Hertford Regional College is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Creative Media Production. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of Creative Media Production, Pearson Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The creative industries, incorporating digital media, is the fastest growing economic sector in the UK, employing 1 in 5 people in the workforce. As part of this Higher Education course you will learn the creative skills to best prepare you for this dynamic industry including editing and colour grading, cinematography, single and multi-camera techniques, aerial filming, and high-resolution filming. On completing this course you will be given the option to top-up your HND qualification to a full BA(Hons) by completing the third year of Higher Education at another university or pursue a career in the creative media industries.
This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
What can I do next?
The two most common progression pathways upon finishing the HND qualification are to apply for a third year of study at university to top-up your HND qualification to a BA Hons or you can enter the industry and apply for jobs relevant to your area of interest.
What will I be doing?
Year One Modules
- Individual Project
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
- Television Practices
- Television Studies
- Editing for Film and Television
- Cinematography - Light
- Cinematography - Camera
Year Two Modules
- Collaborative Project
- Personal Professional Development
- Advanced Television Practices
- Scriptwriting for Film & TV
- Multi-Camera Production
- Producer & Director for TV
** Modules are subject to change **
As a Creative Media HND student at Hertford Regional College you have the fantastic opportunity to engage in a range of different activities to support your studies. These include:
- Trips and visits to films and studios
- Guest lecturers and networking with industry professionals
- International Trips
- Opportunities to create personal work using college facilities
- Production in collaboration with other courses such as Performing Arts or Music
How will I be assessed?
HND assessment is awarded on a Pass, Merit and Distinction method.
- Practical Assessment
- Creative Digital Material
- Written Assessment
- Tutor Observations
- Industry research
48 UCAS points generated from a media vocational qualification or A Level. English and Maths requirement grade  or [C]. (Resit classes for English and Maths will be arranged alongside your Media HND if requirement is not met).
Additional Entry Requirements
Portfolio of Work / Showreel
Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses can be made through UCAS. If you haven't started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to Hertford Regional College, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form and we will process a UCAS application on your behalf.
What do I need to bring?
To engage in the full experience of being a HND Creative Media student you will need to, have a valid passport that will enable you to attend international locations. From time to time you may also wish to make purchases to support your studies. I.e. personal cameras or equipment.
As a university student you can apply for Student Finance England to support you to cover the costs of tuition and maintenance fees. Our tuition rate is £6,165 (academic year 2022/2023).
Tuition loans from Student Finance are paid directly to the college and maintenance loans are paid to you termly to support your everyday costs of accommodation, travel and leisure.
To find out more about funding visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance
There may be opportunities for trips and visits organised, these will be at an additional charge for the students.
These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change
HOW IS STUDYING A HND SIMILAR TO UNIVERSITY?
A HND is equal to the first two years of university degree, this means you can top-up your HND with one year of university study to achieve a full degree. It is how a HND is different to university study that makes them so unique. Compared on average to university centres you will:
- Have more hours of contact on a HND with tutors and specialists, currently it is 14 hours per week compared a much lower number at university.
- You will have a comprehensively devised timetable that ensures your timetable is compressed so that you do not have hours between classes and will be in classes around three days per week.
- You will be a part of a focused team in smaller classes rather than a number of a large group.
- You will pay considerable amount less in tuition fees for the same level of academic engagement. See above link in fees section.
- You will have a lot of opportunity to focus your study within your units to create work that interests you.
HOW DO I APPLY
The best way to apply is via UCAS using the course UCAS code: P310 / Institution Code: H37