Television and Film HNC
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 7
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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Do you have the creative potential to write, direct and produce for television and film? Do you want to develop the skills to become a camera operator, sound recordist or editor?
Television and Film HNC is the new next-generation HNC qualification, based on current practice and feedback from the industries in Scotland.
You will receive extensive and comprehensive instruction across the creative, technical and production aspects of the TV and film industries, including content creation for online and streaming networks. You will gain 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, exciting and constantly evolving field.
On the HNC there is no expectation of prior experience with production equipment: we will start you from the basics.
We provide instruction in the technical skills of a camera and sound acquisition, lighting, editing, colour correction, motion graphics and audio post-production. You will learn to write and direct in a variety of genres and styles, both factual and non-factual. You will acquire skills of criticism and research that will give you a solid grounding for progression onto a university honours degree and/or employment. In addition, you will produce a range of short programmes that will provide you with a practical understanding of television and film production and enable you to compile an impressive showreel, one that will aid you in achieving your first steps into this exciting industry.
Upon completion of the HNC students will progress onto the HND (2nd year) in Television and Film after which they can progress onto a range of degree programmes as listed below.
Which campus should you apply for?
Milton Road has a greater emphasis on film, drama and single camera location shooting.
Sighthill covers multicam studio operations and has a greater emphasis on live broadcast for television.What you will learn
- Television Technical Production
- Television Programme Production
- Directing Factual & Non-Factual
- Writing Factual & Non-Factual
- Sound Recording
- Editing (Adobe Premiere & FCPX)
- Compositing & Motion Graphics (Adobe After Effects & Adobe Photoshop)
- Audio Post-Production (Adobe Audition)
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
- Two Highers or three units at Higher Level from digital media-related subjects
- Communication and Numeracy at SCQF Level 5
- If you have relevant work and life experience, we also welcome you to apply
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- HND Television – Edinburgh College Milton Road Campus year 2
- Camera Department
- Sound Department
- Lighting Department
- Post-Production Department
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Milton Road Campus||Full time||28/08/23||41 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Full time||28/08/23||41 Weeks|
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