The media industry is a vast and lucrative industry with many possible avenues for creative employment. On this course, you will work to create music videos, short films, radio dramas, magazine articles, live TV programmes and documentaries. Projects are based on realistic industry scenarios and you’ll get the opportunity to try out a range of roles including director, producer, editor and camera operator. You will work in our purpose-built TV studio, control room and editing suites, as well as filming on location, developing your technical and creative skills to create modern, engaging content. Good organisational skills, a keen imagination and an enjoyment of working with others are important qualities. By the end of the course, you will have compiled a portfolio of work which can be used to progress to a degree or HND at university or to seek employment directly in the media industry.
You should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for you if you prefer coursework. You must have achieved at least a 4 in English or Mathematics (preferably both). To study this course, you should have an interest in creative subjects and technology.
At HSDC Alton on the Creative Media Production course you will study:
Learning happens in a variety of ways: through classroom-based lessons, workshop activities, independent study and, where possible, work placements. The course requires a very high level of commitment and flexibility. You will be encouraged to experience a wide range of roles and responsibilities. As well as creating TV programmes using professional standard media equipment, you will also develop important life skills such as time management and effective teamwork.
The equipment deposit is £100 over two years (£75 returned).
Many of our students continue media/film production at university. We also coach students who are applying for jobs and apprenticeships in the media industry.
Two weeks mandatory work experience is completed in Year 2. Opportunities to work with real clients outside of College present themselves regularly and you will be offered and encouraged to take these seriously to boost your professional portfolios.
My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.Lottie Warren, A Level student
The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.Jodie Hook
My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.Lucie Brooks, A Level student