Media Production Diploma
A field of exponential growth, an all-encompassing study of the various forms of mass communication.
This two-year higher education course is practical and aims to prepare you to move to a degree course or into employment. Working as part of a production team, you will develop productions from concept to screen using a multi-camera TV studio and editing suites.
This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the media sector, in areas such as Radio, Television, Film, Journalism, and Multimedia.
Creative Media Production (CMP) students learn to be professional storytellers using digital media through hands-on learning and real-world experiences.
At one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the nation, OU CMP students can focus their study with one or more of seven tracks: Audio Production, Corporate and Commercial Production, Documentary, Electronic Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing, or Interactive Multimedia.
The purpose of Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in Creative Media Production and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment.
The Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career-related opportunities worldwide for 21st-century employment markets.
Why Creative Media Production?
Moving image content is everywhere! Whatever format, whichever platform, whether it's TV, Social Media, YouTube, Online, Advertising, or Cinema, it’s around us all the time. Film and television, YouTube and Netflix all rely on new media content to provide their service and stay on top of demand. This is such an exciting time for young filmmakers as there are more platforms for viewing content and this needs creating. With the explosion of digital media and the continual development social of media as a platform for filmmakers, the Creative Digital Media Production course is a key player in learning and developing your skills and creative output.
Skills with Creative Media Production
In Creative Media Production students are encouraged to develop a range of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life. Students can focus on their career aspirations or work area within the specification in which there are six specialist pathways consisting of Sound Media, Film, Television, Journalism, Web and App Development, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Game Development. Tutors have carefully chosen units of study that complement students' interests and what universities/ employers are looking for.
The course is designed to replicate the Creative Media working environment, therefore you will; Gain a broad understanding of Creative Media Production and be able to study selected areas in more depth. Develop skills, knowledge, and understanding in business. Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. Follow a programme of study which enables progression to both higher education and employment within the business. Develop personal, learning, and thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities. Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills.
The course will allow students to develop their technical and creative skills, opening avenues of future study in film, animation, or visual effects. The course teaches industry-standard software and processes, meaning a student could pursue work immediately after.
Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production
The Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production requires two years’ study with Prime College. The purpose of Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production (Film) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The course has been designed to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industries. This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy covers a wide range of subjects, including those of Creative Media Production.
The pathways of this qualification are intended to provide students with opportunities to explore the creative industries through a focused curriculum that prepares them for further degree-level studies or working in the industry.
The Creative Media sector encompasses a wide range of digital media industries. Within the course, you will delve into film and TV production, radio production, and game design production. If you are interested in the digital arts, then this course could be your first step into an exciting and fast-moving creative career.
You will study a wide range of subjects, which focus on developing core practical skills and abilities in a number of Creative Media areas. In addition, you will learn about the Creative Media industries, and develop the communication and interpersonal skills valued by employers. On successful completion of the course, students could progress on Top Up Degree in Creative Media Production in the UK.
You will study the following units:
YEAR 1 - Level 4 HNC
Unit 1: Individual Project (Pearson-set unit)
Unit 2: Creative Media Industry
Unit 3: Professional Practice
Unit 4: Film Practices
Unit 5: Film Studies
Unit 6: Editing for Film and Television
YEAR 2 - Level 5 HND
Unit 7: Personal Professional Developmen
Unit 8: Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
Unit 9: Advanced Film Production Studies
Plus, four chosen optional units that will be discussed with your tutor to suit your preferred pathway.
You will have access to Boston College’s Film & TV Production facilities which include a photographic studio, TV Studio, film editing and graphic design suites with Apple Mac computers and industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Canon C100 cameras, a DJI Mavic Pro drone, and various cine lenses.
Total Credits: 210
Undergraduate Courses (Level 4/5/6)
Level 4 courses come in the form of 1st year of a bachelor's programme or HNC (Higher National Certificate). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 2nd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)
Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programmes or an HND (Higher National Diploma). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 3rd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for).
Level 6 courses are the final component in a bachelor’s degree.
Graduate Course (Level 6)
Level 6 courses are the final component of a bachelor’s degree.
Students who successfully completed Higher National Diploma in Media Production qualification can progress onto Degree Top-Up programme at many universities such as the University of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire New University, Teesside University, University of Sunderland, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Huddersfield, London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Worcester, University of South Wales, etc.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
Arts officers, producers, and directors
Marketing associate professionals
Aims and Objectives:
Develop an understanding of creative media through the interrelation of theory and practice;
Encourage the integration of creative technical and professional problem-solving skills;
Select, educate and develop well-rounded, self-motivated individuals with specific professional creative skills;
Enable students to study and develop an individual vision and creative philosophy;
Provide the necessary personal/interpersonal skills to enable graduates to operate efficiently within professional and social environments;
Reflect on the ethical, environmental, and social consequences of creative media production in professional work.