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Course Type: Higher Education

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Lens-Based Media

  • Course Code AAA0782
  • Day All Week
  • Time Day & Evening
  • Start Date 17th September 2018
  • Fee Year 1: £5,500
    Year 2: £5,500
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This course will give you a fantastic opportunity to generate content at a professional level and use advanced film and photography technologies in an inspiring and innovative setting. The skills you will be developing are in demand across all sectors of media business in the UK and internationally, making your future chances of employment and progression a certainty.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and use industry standard equipment to produce quality media products for various platforms and to contribute to stunning, exciting content and visual effects.

you will also experience practical and purpose-driven master classes, in which you will gain a broad mix of contemporary and traditional skill sets culminating in a comprehensive portfolio to assist you in getting a career in an exciting and ever expanding creative industry. The qualification will enable you to develop your transferable and high level academic, analytical and critical thinking skills. These fundamental skills will be key to not only your success on the course, but to your future career as a creative professional.

What will I study?

Year 1

  • Contextual studies and research techniques for creative media production

  • Film editing

  • Photography

  • Story development

  • Portfolio building

  • Audio production

    Year 2

  • Project design, implementation and evaluation

  • Motion Graphics

  • Social media studies

  • Special subject investigation for creative media production

  • Career development for the computer games industry

  • Freelancing in the media industry

  • Major industry project

Please note: whilst every effort is make to recruit to this course, it will run subject to suitable student numbers.

An interview is required.

How to apply

Applications can be made through UCAS; our institution code is G09. For more information you can contact us on 0191 490 2245.

How will I be assessed?

The most important thing you'll build on the course, aside from your confidence, is your portfolio. We'll assess you on your ability to produce excellent things to put in it, and you're ability to do it on time and in budget. We'll also get you to look at how the business works and how you might fit into it, and we'll test you on that too.

How will I be taught?

For most of the time you'll think you're in a job. You'll be in a studio, working on live, real and realistic briefs and actually generating product. You'll get masterclasses, tutorials, small group work, big group work, time to play and experiment, and experience of production workflows and studio dynamics that mirror the way the business actually works. And it may even be fun.

Qualifications needed

96 UCAS points from A Levels or an equivalent study programme in a relevant area (art, design, graphic design, media, multimedia etc). GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) grades in English and Maths are desirable.

Required experience

We welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees or living costs (if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our Student Finance Officer on 0191 490 2325 or email grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk

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