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Creative Industries: Television and Film HND

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Do you have the creative potential to write, direct and produce for television and film? Both the television and film industries are undergoing fast and dramatic changes, not only in the technology of production and distribution but also in content creation and the very form of the medium itself. On the HND Creative Industries: Television and Film course at Milton Road Campus, you will receive extensive and comprehensive instruction across the creative, technical and production aspects of the TV and film industries, gaining a solid grounding in the basic principles that will enable you to decide on a choice of career and to steer your way through this complex, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.? 

On the HND we expect you to have completed an HNC in a suitable, related subject. The HND builds on the skills and knowledge acquired on that level of course. Most applicants will have progressed from the HNC Creative Industries: Television and Film course taught at this campus. 

We provide instruction in the technical skills of a camera, editing and colour correction. You will learn to write and direct in a variety of genres and styles, both factual and dramatic. You will acquire skills of criticism and research that will give you a solid grounding for progression onto a university honours degree and employment. In addition, you will produce a range of short programmes that will give you a practical understanding of film and television production and enable you to compile an impressive show-reel, one that will aid you in achieving your first steps into this exciting industry. 

*The course title Creative Industries: Television and Film indicate the content of the course.  The course award (what will be written on your graduation certificate) is Creative Industries: Television. 

What you will learn

  • Directing Factual & Non-Factual
  • Writing Factual & Non-Factual
  • Camera (Sony NEX-EA50, Sony FS5, Blackmagic Cameras, prime lenses)
  • Editing (DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer)
  • Colour Correction
  • Work Experience

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical and written assignments 
  • You will complete project work and associated production documentation 

Number of days per week

  • 3 or 4 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • HNC qualification in a suitable, related subject 
  • If you have relevant work and life experience, we also welcome you to apply and attend an interview 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You may be required to complete a task or invited to interview

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 

Progression and Articulation Routes

Formal articulation agreement for a limited number of places at Napier University BA (Hons) Television, subject to application and interview. 

Former students have also progressed onto Television and Film degree courses across the UK, including: 

  • Edinburgh College - PDA in Outside Broadcasting in Multicamera Productions
  • Edinburgh Napier University - BSc (Hons) Digital Media and Interactive Design
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc (Hons) Digital Design 
  • Queen Margaret University - BA (Hons) Film and Media
  • University of Stirling - BA (Hons) Film and Media 
  • Ravensborne London - BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology 
  • The University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) in Broadcast Production TV and Radio
  • Bournemouth University - BA (Hons) Television Production
  • University of Westminster - Television Production BA (Hons) 

Career options

  • Director
  • Scriptwriter 
  • Camera Department 
  • Sound Department 
  • Lighting Department 
  • Editor 
  • Post-Production Department 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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