BTEC HND in Creative Media Production (Film)

media students


The Higher National Diploma in Creative Media (Film) has been designed to develop the skills required to launch a successful career in filmmaking. Equivalent to the first two years of a bachelors degree, you can choose to leave after one year, gaining a level 4 Higher National Certificate or two years, gaining a Higher National Diploma. Those who complete the level 5 HND then have the option to enrol onto a 3rd top up year to achieve a recognised degree at a university.

You will have the opportunity to learn and practice a range of filmmaking techniques, culminating in the production of several short films. You will also be supported to work with employers on live briefs, building a diverse portfolio that will give you an edge when getting your foot in the door.

The department has an outstanding range of location filming equipment that students are able to book and use at any time during their studies. Our onsite technicians also provide bespoke training and support in each piece of equipment.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Topics in Year 1 include:

Editing for Film & Television
Film Studies
Single Camera Techniques for Film & TV
Sound for Film & TV
Professional Practice
Creative Media Industry
An Individual Project

Topics in year 2 include:

Advanced Film Production
Live Briefs/Work Based Projects
Emerging Technologies in Film & TV
Personal Professional Development
A Collaborative Project

What Next?

Once you have completed the Higher National Diploma, there are a number of options including completing a top up year to achieve a full bachelors degree or going into the workplace. Some examples of potential job roles include:

– Film Editor
– Cinematographer
– Sound Recordist
– Sound Designer
– Camera operator
– Director
– Producer

Whether you want to work in film or television, we can help to give you the skills you need to progress.

Potential careers:

  • Games Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Programmer
  • 3D Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Special Effects Technician
  • TV / Film Camera Operator
  • TV / Film Director
  • TV / Film Production Assistant

Ready to take the next step?

Reaching your career goals is just a click away.


16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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