Creative Digital Media (Digital Film & Video)

Applied - Extended Diploma

This hands on and engaging course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required for an exciting range of roles within the creative media industry, including production, commissioning and editing. In Applied Creative Media (Digital Film and Video), you’ll explore a range of techniques and processes that are involved in creating film and TV productions, putting the knowledge you learn in the classroom to the test across a range of creative projects.

This course is an Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) and so is a full time course, however you can also opt to study Applied Creative Media (Digital Film and Video) as part of a wider study programme. Please see the link below to find out more:

Certificate in Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film and Video)

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

This full- time course will see you build a comprehensive knowledge of Creative Media, preparing you for a career in the industry and developing the film, production and editing skills that will give you the competitive edge. The topics you’ll study are:

• Video editing techniques
• Film production
• Music video
• Documentary production
• Broadcast commissioning
• Technical skills
• Career planning and preparation

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Creative Media (Digital Film and Video) at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Digital Film and Video students enjoy include:

• Visiting TV and Media sets to build work related skills. Media Studies students recently visited the Emmerdale set for a behind the scenes tour
• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops with local industry leaders and university lecturers
• Undertaking a rigorous mock interview process and the opportunity to earn a work- placement with the College’s Marketing team
• Taking part in residential trips and visits such as the annual trip to the Harry Potter Studios in London

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. These will support you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

Our subject specialists are not only experts within their fields who will stretch and challenge you to build on key academic and employability skills; they’ll also work with you to instil a passion for your studies, helping you to develop a life-long love of learning.

You’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including our Video Editing Suite, where you’ll have access to industry standard equipment and software, helping you to build the integral knowledge and skills which will prepare you for a career in this famously competitive sector. You’ll enjoy fantastic experiences outside of the classroom too, such as exploring behind the scenes of real-life TV sets and studios.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examinations and coursework.

Where does it lead?

An applied qualification in Creative Digital Media can support progression to some unique and exciting destinations. This qualification is valued highly for how it develops vocational, hands-on skills that prepare you for your future career in TV and Film. Our Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film and Video) courses have a proven track record of supporting students to progress to both the world of work, including degree level apprenticeships, and higher education. Our students often progress into careers in Film Production, Television Production, Journalism and Editing.

Applied Digital Film and Video students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:

• Marketing
• Film Production
• Journalism

• Broadcasting
• Television Production

Perfect pairings

Please note, this course is an Extended Diploma. This means it is a full time study programme and therefore is not available to study alongside any other subject. If you would like to study Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film and Video) as part of a wider study programme, this course is also available as:

• A Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

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Good to Know
As part of your course, you’ll have the option to specialise in areas such as editing and single camera production, allowing you to study topics that align with your future goals.
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