Course Information

Pearson BTEC HND in Creative Media Production ( Film / Visual Effects / Journalism )

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Sharon.Wallace@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–16:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: £630.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Sharon.Wallace@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Kevin.Mulveen@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–16:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: £630.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Kevin.Mulveen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Larry.Lowe@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–16:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: £630.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Larry.Lowe@swc.ac.uk

Description

The purpose of BTEC 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.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of a pass is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    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 completion. Learners can expect to gain skills in Film Production, Animation, Editing, Creative Writing and Visual Effects. Providing them with countless opportunities to enhance their skills and showcase their creative talent.

    What you will study?

    This qualification consists of 240 credits, 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5. There is a mix of core, specialist and optional units which over the course of 2 years totals 240 credits. 150 credits comes from the mandatory core & specialist units and the remaining 90 credits are chosen from the optional units.

    Core Modules

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Collaborative Project
  • Plus 4 Specialist Pathway Units
  • Optional Modules

  • Storyboarding
  • Principles of Animation
  • Principles of Photography
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Editing for Film & TV
  • Sound for Media Products
  • Documentary
  • Project Management
  • Scriptwriting for Film & TV
  • Specialist Journalism
  • Assessment Method

    Teaching on the course is provided by a team of highly qualified staff who are experienced in their respective fields. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical media production workshops and library-based study. Assessment is entirely coursework based, with many modules having a theoretical or planning element followed by a practical development piece.

    Progression Opportunities

    The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree level study. On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the Creative Media sector through: Progression to full time top up degrees at other academic institutions in areas such as Visual Effects, Film, Animation, Moving Image, Journalism and Film & TV Or by entering employment in creative areas such as : Film Editing, Film Production, Film Scriptwriting’ Art Direction, Production Design, Digital Journalism, Print Journalism, Editing, Reporting, Visual Effects Design, Visual Effects Development, Visual Effects Editing, Visual Effects Compositing and Digital Art Development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

  • 32 UCAS Tariff Points: This must include one full 6-unit award (GCE A2 or equivalent at A- level).
  • 4 GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English, however students may be required to have GCSE English for articulation on to degree programmes
  • Access Diploma: Pass relevant subject-related Access course with a minimum of 48 credits at level 3 or above including 14 at Merit.