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Art, Design & Creative Media

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(UCAS Course Code W740/Institution Code W73) This course provides a thorough grounding in the theoretical, business, and practical skills required in the field of Creative Media Industry.

Course details

The components of this qualification aim to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities, media genres, and individual technical skills. For example: Technical and creative skills such as:

  • Camera and lighting
  • Editing
  • Sound for the moving image
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Research for television
  • Animation techniques
  • Outside broadcast production
  • Script writing for film and television fiction
  • Studio production.
  • Journalism


  • Documentary and factual programming
  • News and current affairs
  • Drama production.
  • Theory and understanding Film or television studies.

Students will focus on the Film and Television HNC/D pathway, which includes modules:

  • Professional Practice Unit
  • Film & Television Practice
  • Film Studies
  • Light & Sound
  • Audio Technologies
  • Interview and presentation technique
  • Audiobooks & Audio Guides
  • Documentary
Entry guidelines

Entry is open to students with relevant qualifications at level 3 including GCSE Maths and English grade C and above (4 and above on new GCSE system). Access to Higher Education Diploma in any subject with Pass, Merit profile. Other related Level 3 qualifications, such as A-Levels, may also be accepted. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by interview and evidence of relevant industry experience.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid or unpaid) and possibly also achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Good communication skills, excellent time management and organisation skills as well as a commitment to 100% attendance.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be through written and practical assignments, presentations and portfolios.

Where can I progress to?

Employment or further study in the following:

  • Computer Game Animation
  • Computer Game Design
  • Journalism
  • Moving Image
  • Radio

When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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