HND Creative Media Production

This course focuses on developing practical skills and allowing you to utilise a range of resources including SLR camera, professional level HD video cameras, editing software and Mac computers.

Level: University-level

Duration: 2 years

Venues: Lincoln

Course Code: 013P

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Course description

You will build on your knowledge of moving image production with a large focus on short film production, documentary, experimental film, multi-camera studio programmes, foundation visual effect skills and video editing. 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.

Typical Course Structure

Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production 15 4
Research Techniques for Creative Media Production 15 4
Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation 15 5
Specialist Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production 20 5
Practical Skills for Moving Image Production 15 4
Film Studies 15 4
Corporate Identity in Graphic Design 15 5
Camera & Lighting Techniques for Moving Image Production 15 4
Fiction Production for the Moving Image 15 4
Development and techniques of Film and Video Editing 15 4
Script Writing for Moving Image Production Project 15 5
Producer for Moving Image Production 15 5
Moving Image Documentary Production 15 5
Director for Moving Image Production 15 5
Sound Design for Moving Image Production 15 5
CGI Rendering & Lighting for Computer Games Animation 15 5

Study Details

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

Christ 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.

2 years full time

Course contact hours are typically comprised of:

5 hrs Theory sessions per week

7 hrs Practical / Seminar sessions per week

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

Whilst the sessions delivered at 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.

Terms and Conditions

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme  throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11. 

Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study, relevant policies and procedures, offers and acceptance of offers can be found at:


Entry requirements

A minimum of 160 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

  • BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
  • GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
  • Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.

For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/ BTECs.


GCSE English – grade C or above

GCSE Maths – grade C or above

Applicants will need to present a strong creative portfolio which could include video/audio work, photography, annotated research / D&T / art-based work. Candidates without a creative portfolio may be given a project to allow them to demonstrate their ability.

EU and International applicants

  • 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

Assessment methods

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.

Course progression

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.



Student Full time (per academic year)
Home and EU Students £6500.00
International Students £9500.00

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

Additional Course Costs:

Studio and materials fees - £50.00 (optional); Trips/visits including Film Festival and BFI Conference to London + rail fare (optional) - £100.00 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.

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


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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