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Learn creative skills and apply them in real world shooting scenarios using industry standard equipment and software. With professional performance studios, TV studio, music studio, plus tutors with industry experience, you'll learn skills of the trade in preparation for your career. Our extensive equipment list will allow you to showcase your talents and passion for Creative Media.

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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 makes Creative Media at HRC special?

  • As a Creative Media student, you'll gain vital work experience including working on live briefs from real world companies such as Parcel Force, the local police force and more.
  • Our Creative Media students regularly attend various locations to shoot a various number of different projects.
  • You will experience both the planning side and production side of creating an effective media product alongside the organisation of industry standard screenings.
  • HRC students are well-known for producing a high standard of work, meeting the demands of industry clients.
  • We are proud to be in the top 10 colleges for student achievement in Creative Arts for learners aged 16 to 18 in the past 2 years.
  • What do our students say?

    In 2018 100% of our students said that they made the right decision to come to this college and do this course. (First impressions survey 18/19).

    Career Destinations

    We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

    • Director
    • Producer
    • Director of Photography
    • Editor
    • Location scout

    What can I do next?

    After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to:

    • Take on our Creative Media Higher National Diploma
    • Apply for a degree at a university
    • Enter into employment in this industry
    • Apply for an apprenticeship

    What will I be doing?

    You will participate in numerous different classes covering all aspects of media production including: scriptwriting, idea development, cinematography, directing, producing, editing & marketing.

    You will gain a greater understanding of the industry allowing you to experience projects such as live TV news, documentary, short film, music video and more.

    Added Extras

    There's lots of perks to this course, including:

    • Participating in professional workshops and using industry standard equipment to achieve high production value for your films.
    • Learning vital employability skills such as CV writing, audition techniques and how to present as a professional in the industry.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed through coursework which will consist of research, context, production, reflective logs and evaluating yourself and others.

    Entry requirements

    To take on this course you will need:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above or a Level 2 at Merit level
  • To attend an interview/ creative workshop to assess your skills and interests
  • We also welcome applications from students with relevant experience or qualifications.

    If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.

    What do I need to bring?

    There is a small cost for essential course equipment, and for optional trips that take place during the year. The cost for equipment is not expected to exceed £90, and financial support is available if required.

    Fee Information

    Free to Home students under 19 on 31st August 2023.
    If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2023, you may be liable to pay approximately £2,500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5,000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the tuition fees for 2022/2023 and could be subject to change for 2023/2024).

    If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

    If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list. Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition.

    You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

    These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change

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