Creative Media Production

Study for a creative career at USP College.

Course Overview

Build your knowledge and understanding of creative design processes in media, with the option to top-up to a full degree at university.

This course offers you a broad introduction to Creative Media and allows for the acquisition of skills and experience through a selection of specialisms such as Film, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and Games Development.

What will I study? 

You will study two qualifications, receiving a nationally recognised Higher Education qualification at the end of each year:

  • Higher National Certificate (first year)
  • Higher National Diploma (second year)

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) together are roughly equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. You will only be able to complete the Higher Nation Diploma after successful completion of the Higher National Certificate. 

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be taught through a combination of face-to-face contact sessions and distance-based independent study. Sessions will consist of one-to-one support and group delivery. 

Assessments will be graded as 'Pass', 'Merit' or 'Distinction' through project-based and assignment work. In the project-based work you will work on a practical piece whereas the assignment work will comprise of typed reports and essays set to a specific topic. 

Why Should I Study Creative Digital Media at USP College?

  • Access to industry-standard equipment at our brand new state-of-the-art digital campus, including an Infinity Cove, Motion Capture Studio and Virtual Reality Headsets
  • Smaller class sizes compared to universities
  • Access to outstanding 1-1 support from Tutors
  • Opportunity to study a university-level qualification close to home
  • Save money on course fees, travel and living expenses.

What Could I Do Next?

Successful completion of this course will get you on the right track to employment or self-employment within the creative media industries. You will also have the option to progress on to the third year of a degree course within your relevant specialist area.

Entry requirements

Offers are typically given based on students achieving 96 UCAS points from one of the following:

  • Foundation Diploma in a relevant subject
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject
  • A-Level at Grade C or above in a creative subject.

You will also be required to present a portfolio of artwork to demonstrate your commitment and suitability for our course.

To progress to the second year HND, you will need to complete the HNC in the first year successfully.


For more information please download the Programme Specification


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