32 weeks (64 weeks for HND)
Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a full degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge for a particular industry.
Studying this course will give you the creative and technical skills needed to pursue a career in this highly competitive industry. Working in a professional environment, using industry standard equipment and software, you will develop editing techniques along with skills in TV production, directing, screenwriting, and narrative filmmaking.
YEAR 1 Units
YEAR 2 Units
You will enjoy access to professional film-making equipment, including:
On successful completion of the HND, depending on your grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top-up’ year of a suitable degree. This course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a media-based career across a range of industries. From film and TV to advertising and music, you could be working for an agency, private organisation or as a freelancer.
Example job roles:
GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken
PLUS 80 UCAS points from at least one of the following:
A Levels - At least 2, grades BB
Vocational - BTEC Level 3, grades MMP
Access Diploma - in Art and Design
Ideally, in a relevant subject such as Media Studies, Film Studies, Film and TV Production.
For mature students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal academic studies
Some experience of practical film-making will also be required.
Study mode: Full-time or part-time
Course length: 32 weeks (64 weeks for the HND)
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Contact hours: 13 hours per week
Expected self-study: 15-20 hours per week
40% Written Assignments
35% Coursework/Project Work
N.B The days in which you are required to attend classes may change depending on the unit being studies.
Possible out-of-hours activities
Filming projects will take place outside of lesson time, and can be scheduled any time day or night.
Tuition fess for 2020 entry: £5,750 per annum
Additional costs: Students are required to provide their own SD cards and external hard drives, as well as general costs of producing film projects
Student finance information: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinan…
The Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship: Students enroling on this course can apply for the Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship. Find out more: www.newcollege.ac.uk/he
Programme Leader: Sam Storey (email@example.com)