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Media, Music & Sound Production

Television and Film HND

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

HND Television and Film is the progression from HNC Television and Film at Milton Road Campus, but if you have an HNC in a similar subject area or a strong portfolio of relevant prior experience you may also be considered for a place. 

The course will build on your research and writing skills, your technical skills in camera, editing, soun recording, lighting, audio post-production and colour correction. In addition you will learn to direct in various 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 provide you with a practical understanding of film, video and television production and enable you to compile an impressive showreel, one that will aid you in achieving your first steps into this exciting industry. 

What you will learn

  • Directing for factual & non-factual productions
  • Working in different roles as part of a production crew
  • Working with external clients to a given brief
  • Advanced camera skills
  • Advanced editing skills
  • Critical analysis of texts
  • How to prepare a CV for working in the screen industries
  • Approaches to networking, self-promotion and 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

  • Timetabled classes on 3 days a week plus additional self-directed work which might be at home, on location or on campus.

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

  • External applicants will be invited to interview
  • Progressing students will not be 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 - BA (Hons) Television
  • Edinburgh Napier University - BSc (Hons) Digital Media and Interactive Design
  • Edinburgh Napier University - BSc (Hons) Film (Year1 or 2 subject to interview and experience.)
  • 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

Students go on to pursue careers in various fields within the screen industries, including:

  • 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 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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