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HND Creative Media Production (VFX) (full-time)


Film and Media Production

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£6000.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this course will offer you the chance to develop specialist skills such as animation, motion graphics and 3D modelling.Real life projects developed in discussion with industry specialists will encourage you to engage with professional working practices so that you are poised to take the next step in your creative arts career.The course will also give you opportunities to gain the skills to fill a gap in the media marketplace embracing the exciting world of digital motion graphics and animation.

What will I learn?

Modules covered over the two years are likely to include:

Year One:

Individual Project (Pearson set)
Creative Media Industry
Professional Practice
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Cultures
Visual Effect Practices
3D Modelling
Principles of Animation
Principles of User Experience and User Interface Design

Year Two:

Collaborative Project (Pearson set)
Personal Professional Development
Advanced Visual Effect Practices
Project Management
Advanced Animation
Advanced 3D Modelling
Advanced Editing and Compositing

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve either an Higher National Certificate (HNC) at level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND) at level 5 Creative Media Production (VFX), awarded by Pearson.

You will have a number of coursework based assessments to complete throughout the course along with a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points from full level 3 qualifications as well as 4 GCSEs at minimum grade C (4) or above to include English and Maths as well as level 3 qualifications in either Art and Design or Media subjects.

We would also welcome applicants with UAL qualifications.

Prior experience may also be considered for entry onto this course and please contact the college's HE Admissions team for more information.

Post Baccalaureate equivalent for other EU applicants and non EU students require equivalent qualifications.

Applications from mature candidates without the required entry criteria are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

Where English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Don't quite reach the entry criteria?

You can still apply to do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be invited for interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.

The UCAS course code for this programme is C1M1.

The cost of this programme is £6,000 per year.

There may be additional costs for study materials and educational trips, but these are still to be confirmed.

You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

At the end of the course, you could choose to study a full degree in Media Production or move into the industry.The college team has strong links with key industry practitioners and will signpost you towards further opportunities in your field.

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