Hnd Creative Media Production Level 5

Harness The Power Of Visual Media

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Full Time
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1 year
Jane Slade

Validated by the University of Portsmouth (UoP)


  • Qualifications equivalent to Level 3 amounting to 64 UCAS (120 on the old scale) tariff points from appropriate routes of study.
  • GCSE English and Maths Grade C (Grade 4 on new framework) or above. Or equivalent competency evidenced
  • For international students, IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each unit
  • Or Access to Higher Education qualification

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement which may include work experience (paid and/or unpaid), technical competencies and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.


Want to work in a creative sector such as animation, games, or film?

Whether you’re already in further education or from an industry background looking to develop your skills, this 2-year Creative Media Production HND at The Isle of Wight College could be the perfect course for you.

You’ll focus on both the creative and the technical side of digital and creative media, including 3D modelling for games and animation, video editing and post-production, programming, web design, concept art production, group project management, and business development. Plus you’ll have opportunities to use professional-standard software.

Digital entertainment is the third-fastest growing industry in Europe, with an increasing demand for creatives who have technical skills, such as CGI artists, 3D modellers and architectural visualisers. When you complete this course successfully, you can top up your HND to a Bachelor’s degree or begin your career in the digital industry.

The course will be delivered right here at The Isle of Wight College.


Over the two years you will study a total of 11 modules which are designed to enable you to work in the exciting field of Creative Media Production.

Year 1Year 2
Genre Analysis (20 credits)
Foundations of 3D Graphics (20 credits)
Concept Art (20 credits)
Team Development Project (20 credits)
Web and Video Technologies (40 credits)
Business Enterprise (20 credits)
EPortfolio (20 credits)
Asset production (20 credits)
Digital Identities in the Creative Industries (20 credits)
Data Visualisation (20 credits)Animation (20 credits

The course content is subject to change to reflect the needs of employers and learners


Attendance will normally be approximately 2 days a week at The Isle of Wight College, with a requirement for reading and additional studies above the contact hours timetabled. Learning will be through lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion groups, tutorials and practical sessions in supportive small group environments with experienced teaching staff alongside self-study. Which will include developing skills in:

  • Conducting research
  • Developing software skills
  • Working on group projects
  • Designing, sketching and modelling.
  • Reading and writing.

The course will employ a variety of assessment opportunities to include coursework, presentations and involvement in both individual and group projects. This will give students the opportunity to enhance and practice their skills in informal settings while competencies gained are to be fully transferable to the workplace.


Higher National Diplomas are valued by employers and can lead to a variety of career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D modeller
  • Animator
  • Web designer
  • Video editor
  • CGI artist.

If you want to continue your studies, you can top up your HND to a Bachelor’s degree with the University of Portsmouth.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Portsmouth Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


This course is validated by the University of Portsmouth.  This is a full time Higher Education (HE) course and applications can be made either through the University of Portsmouth online form or via UCAS.

Application should be made to University of Portsmouth using the online form.


Fees for 2020 are £6,165 (per annum) and may incur a small inflationary rise for 2021.

For information regarding assistance with fees and accessing loans, please refer to the government student finance site.

Advice is also available via The University of Portsmouth Student Finance Centre.

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