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Media, Music & Performing Arts

Higher National Diploma in Film & Television

Course Code
MAPA512A.HH
Start Date
09/09/2024
End Date
19/06/2026
Location
Broxbourne Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

UCAS Code: P310
Institution Code: H37
Campus Code: B (Broxbourne)

Our Film & Television course at Hertford Regional College is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Film & Television. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of Film & Television, Pearson Higher Nationals in Film & Television give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The creative industries, incorporating digital media, is the fastest growing economic sector in the UK, employing 1 in 5 people in the workforce. As part of this Higher Education course you will learn the creative skills to best prepare you for this dynamic industry including editing and colour grading, cinematography, single and multi-camera techniques, aerial filming, and high-resolution filming. On completing this course you will be given the option to top-up your HND qualification to a full BA(Hons) by completing the third year of Higher Education at another university or pursue a career in Film & Television.

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This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

The two most common progression pathways upon finishing the HND qualification are to apply for a third year of study at university to top-up your HND qualification to a BA Hons or you can enter the industry and apply for jobs relevant to your area of interest.
Year One Modules
  • Professional Practice
  • Short Film
  • Multicamera Production
  • Television Studies & Pactices
  • Editing for Film and Television
  • Cinematography – Lighting & Camera
Year Two Modules
  • Collaborative Project
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Television Practices
  • Live Studio Operations
  • Videography
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Producer & Director for TV
** Modules are subject to change **
As a Film & Television HND student at Hertford Regional College you have the fantastic opportunity to engage in a range of different activities to support your studies. These include:
  • Trips and visits to films and studios
  • Guest lecturers and networking with industry professionals
  • International Trips
  • Opportunities to create personal work using college facilities
  • Production in collaboration with other courses such as Performing Arts or Music
HND assessment is awarded on a Pass, Merit and Distinction method. Assessments include: practical assessment, presentations, creating a porfolio, written assessments, tutor observations and industry research.
48 UCAS points generated from a media vocational qualification or A Level. English and Maths requirement grade [4] or [C]. (Resit classes for English and Maths will be arranged alongside your Media HND if requirement is not met). Additional Entry RequirementsInterview Portfolio of Work / ShowreelApplications to our full-time undergraduate courses can be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to Hertford Regional College, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form and we will process a UCAS application on your behalf.
To engage in the full experience of being a HND Creative Media student you will need to, have a valid passport that will enable you to attend international locations. From time to time you may also wish to make purchases to support your studies. I.e. personal cameras or equipment.
As a university student you can apply for Student Finance England to support you to cover the costs of tuition and maintenance fees. Our tuition rate is £6000 per year (academic year 2024/2025). Tuition loans from Student Finance are paid directly to the college and maintenance loans are paid to you termly to support your everyday costs of accommodation, travel and leisure.To find out more about funding visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-financeThere may be opportunities for trips and visits organised, these will be at an additional charge for the students.

HOW IS STUDYING A HND SIMILAR TO UNIVERSITY?

A HND is equal to the first two years of university degree, this means you can top-up your HND with one year of university study to achieve a full degree. It is how a HND is different to university study that makes them so unique. Compared on average to university centres you will:

  • Have more hours of contact on a HND with tutors and specialists, currently it is 14 hours per week compared a much lower number at university.
  • You will have a comprehensively devised timetable that ensures your timetable is compressed so that you do not have hours between classes and will be in classes around three days per week.
  • You will be a part of a focused team in smaller classes rather than a number of a large group.
  • You will pay considerable amount less in tuition fees for the same level of academic engagement. See above link in fees section.
  • You will have a lot of opportunity to focus your study within your units to create work that interests you.

HOW DO I APPLY

The best way to apply is via UCAS using the course UCAS code: P310 / Institution Code: H37If you have any enquiries or require further support and guidance with your application, please email the team directly at hsimmons@hrc.ac.uk/ jtaylor@hrc.ac.uk

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