Creative Media Production (Isle of Wight College) HND


If you want to work as a creator or technical expert in fields such as animation, web design or film without completing a full undergraduate degree, this Creative Media Production Higher National Diploma (HND) is ideal.

You'll get experience with the tools of the trade, plus expert teaching, and the chance to network with like-minded students and creative media professionals. We've designed the course to meet the demands of digital media employers, and give you a flexible skill set that allows you to adapt to the changing needs of the creative media industry.

By focussing on the creative and technical sides of digital media, you'll develop the skills and professional expertise you need to go into various types of work in the creative industry, or top up your HND to a full Bachelor's degree.

Location – course delivered at Isle of Wight College

This course takes place at Isle of Wight College in Newport. While studying at Isle of Wight College, you can access University of Portsmouth student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

What you'll experience

On this Creative Media Production HND, you'll:

  • Use industry-standard audio-visual software, to get the experience necessary to work in fields such as animation, film and web development
  • Work on tasks based on professional briefs, giving you a taste of the challenges you'll face and work you'll do in employment
  • Have the opportunity to network and show your work at the end of year show, which is open to the general public, prospective employers and other institutions
  • Study at Isle of Wight College, Newport

You'll learn practical skills you'll apply in your career, such as:

  • 3D modelling for animation
  • Video editing and post production
  • Web design
  • Concept art production
  • Business development

Transferable skills you'll develop, which you can use in any area of your life and career, include:

  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Team working
  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • Multimedia communication skills

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this Creative Media Production HND course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

By adding your skills to the industry, you'll play a part in informing, educating and entertaining society.

Areas that you could go on to work in include:

  • Web design
  • Animation
  • TV and film production
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Digital asset creation 

You'll also learn how to develop 3D assets on the course, taking you closer to working as a 3D modeller.

You'll have the opportunity to continue your studies to full Bachelor's degree level, opening the door to MSc or PhD study, or set up a business with help and support from the University.

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Work experience and career planning

We can help you identify work experience opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio. We'll support you in seeking work experience – whether for a summer or for 1 day a week for several weeks.

HND Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Qualifications or experience

  • An A level in a computing, creative media or related subject, or equivalent, or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field.

Selection process

  • Applicants will be invited to attend an interview, to which you should bring a portfolio of recent work. This interview will include an admissions test.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.

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