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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.

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

      If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2020, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 1 qualification, approx. £2000 tutition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £4800 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2019/20 and could be subject to change for 2020/21).

      Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £8500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2019/20 and could be subject to change for 2020/21).

      If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

      For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change

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