Film and Television HND

Film and Television HND

This is a vocational, accredited, industry-standard course, designed for people with a genuine passion for Film and Television. You will study at our state-of-the-art Institute of Technology at New College Swindon University Centre. This Higher National Diploma is a two-year practical course, equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree in film practice.

You will explore a range of genres including documentary, drama and entertainment, as you develop professional skills in single and multi-camera productions. Exciting and highly practical, this course will give you the opportunity to produce short films and television programmes in all areas of broadcast – including streaming platforms, high end television drama, factual and multi-camera studio production. You will gain specialist skills, as well as a firm grounding in each stage of the production process, from initial script writing, research and pre-production through to shooting, to post-production.

You will have lessons and take part in workshops to develop your practical and theoretical skills. You will complete a final, major project demonstrating these skills, which will include image production and the ability to work in a team. You will also develop your analytical skills and deeper understanding of video/film production – fully preparing you for a successful career in this exciting industry.

As part of this, you will have access to professional filmmaking equipment including: a custom-built film studio featuring two infinity coves, green and white, a range of editing software, professional cinema cameras, microphones, audio recorders, LED lighting, Tracks, cranes, sliders, and gimbals.

Modules over the two-year course include: concept & development, a creative project, personal and professional development, and a professional project. You will complete assignments in a range of areas including film aesthetics, content creation, scriptwriting, production design, cinematography, commercials, work experience, film production and much more.

Entry requirements

A BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a related subject, with Merit Merit Pass or higher; Or two A Levels at BB or higher.

You will also need at least 3 GCSEs, including English and Maths, at grade 9-4 (A*-C).

Future career and study opportunities

Successfully completing this course will enable you to progress onto our Level 6 qualification - the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production top-up degree. This is awarded by the University of Gloucestershire. Alternatively, you can progress directly into employment within this exciting industry.


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