HND Creative Media Production

We are Creative Media Production. We make films, TV programmes and music videos. If this appeals, apply today and join us in our Mac suites and multi-camera TV studio, to learn about these and much more, in a friendly, exciting environment.

Level: University-level

Duration: 2 years

Venues: Lincoln

Course Code: 013P

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Course description

The course is focused on developing practical skills and experience ready for employment in the media sector, or further progression to higher levels of study. You will use a range of resources, including digital SLR cameras, professional level HD video cameras, editing software and Mac computers. The course focuses on moving image production, so there is a large focus on short film production, documentary, experimental film, multi-camera studio programmes, foundation visual effects skills and video editing. There are also opportunities to explore elements of photography, animation and sound production within the project briefs.

Projects are largely practical, but do feature an academic element to support the learner’s understanding of the subject being studied. The course enjoys plentiful access to Mac Pro and iMac computer suites (featuring Final Cut Pro editing software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Soundtrack Pro and many other industry packages), Sony HD (Z1 and Z5) cameras and production equipment, and also has a well-resourced multi-camera studio and gallery control room, which can also double for sound recording and photography shoots.

The first year leads to the Level 4 Higher National Certificate, with the second year leading to the full Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification.  Applicants to this course are expected to fulfill both parts of the qualification.

Examples of the sixteen units you will study as part of your course are:

  • Practical Skills for Moving Image Production
  • Film Studies
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques for Moving Image Production
  • Television Studio Production
  • Fiction Production for the Moving Image
  • Script Writing for Moving Image Production
  • Producer for Moving Image Production
  • Moving Image Documentary Production
  • Development and techniques of Film and Video Editing
  • Director for Moving Image Production
  • Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Specialist Subject investigation for Creative Media Production

Lincoln College is currently working with a partner institution to validate a BA (Hons) Lens Based Media programme for September 2016. It is envisaged that applicants interested in the HND Commercial Photography and the HND Creative Media Production will be transferred across to this new provision prior to the start of the academic year. Please contact the Course Coordinator for more detailed information.


You will study on the Lincoln College Christ Hospital Terrace Campus for the full duration of the course.

Christs Hospital Terrace is a Grade 2 listed building located in close proximity to Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the building is accessible, there are known difficulties for students who require the use of a wheelchair. It is therefore recommended that potential applicants contact the course team to arrange for a more detailed needs assessment to be conducted.

Course contact hours are typically comprised of:
5 hours theory sessions per week
7 hours practical sessions per week

It is expected that students complete between 6 and 8 hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Whilst the sessions delivered at the College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am - 5pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete voluntary or work experience hours outside of these times.  Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.


Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must be 18 and over and possess grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English and one of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production at grade MPP;
  • At least two A Levels at grade C or above, one of which should be in a related subject (i.e. Media Studies, Graphics, Photography etc.);
  • 160 UCAS Points through equivalent courses (at Programme Co-ordinator's discretion);
  • Related work experience

Applicants will also need to present a strong creative portfolio*, which could include any of the following:

  • Video/audio work
  • Photography
  • Annotated research
  • Annotated D&T/art-based work of a high quality

*If a candidate does not have a creative portfolio, a project may be given to allow candidates to demonstrate their visual creativity and course suitability.


  • NARIC confirmed equivalent of 160 UCAS points
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.  Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa

Progress & Assessment


There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:

  • Practical assessments
  • Written examinations
  • Coursework portfolios

The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module. including the relevant task weightings.


On successful completion of the HND, students have a strong set of practical skills for entering employment in the media sector.

Students can also top up to degree level at another higher education institution.  The point of entry will depend on the chosen institution, the subjects studied and the grades achieved at HND.



FEES FOR 2016:

Home and EU students - £6500 per academic year
International students - £9500 per academic year

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Eligible students studying their first higher education funded course do not have to pay any tuition fees upfront.  Instead, Tuition Fee Loans are available to UK and EU students and are paid directly to the College to cover the cost of fees.  These are repayable after you graduate or leave your course and earn over £21,000 a year.  For more information, please visit

For further information on the support available to you, please see Fees and Financial Support


Studio and materials fees - £50 (optional); Trips / visits including Film Festival and BFI Conference to London and rail fare - approx. £100 (optional)  

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Lincoln College Bursary / Vocational Credit scheme. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Vocational Credit (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Vocational Credit may do so at full cost to themselves. Details of payment dates will be provided prior to induction. 

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme


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Institution code:  L42
Course code: 013P

Further Information

Contact name:

Helen Gascoyne

Contact school:

School of Sport, HE and the Arts

Contact number:

For further details please contact the Information Office on 030 030 32435