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Creative Media Production Visual Effects Pearson BTEC HND part time

The one-year long HND in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) will build upon your previous skills and knowledge of software learnt on the HNC course, such as: Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Unity and Unreal. This course also offers you the opportunity to explore 3D environment design for Animation or Games and production for larger scale pieces of work. The professional Practice and a knowledge of the industry will be a key feature of the HND.  The course is supported by a series of workshops and offers cultural visits abroad for example Berlin, Amsterdam or New York. On completion of the HND you will to our have the opportunity to progress BA (Hons) Animation.


Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have completed the Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) Higher National Certificate. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Course content

Students will be working to professional expectations within the course and will also undertake live project for external clients.

Modules may include:

  • Unit 36 Collaborative Project (Pearson Set)
  • Unit 37 Personal Professional Development
  • Unit 43 Advanced Visual Effects Studies
  • A maximum of four from the following list;
    • Unit 46 Advanced Rendering and Visualisation
    • Unit 47 Emerging Technologies
    • Unit 55 Project Management
    • Unit 60 Advanced Animation
    • Unit 61 Advanced Modelling
    • Unit 64 Advanced Editing and Compositing
    • Unit 68 Narrative

Assessment methods

One externally set and externally assessed unit, seven internally assessed units through practical project work.


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)

Further study and career options

On completion of this course, graduates can work in animation, modellers and effect designers for TV, games, commercials and film.

Additional information

There is a Resource fee (costs TBC) to cover an related trip/visit and studio material costs.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Please note: You will be required to attend college 6 hours per week (days to be confirmed)

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 21/09/2020 £2947.50 per year Cauldwell Street L1670

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