Computing, Games and IT

Creative Digital Media Production Higher National Diploma (HND)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2023 and will last for 30 weeks.

Entry requirements

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Digital Media or equivalent qualification in a related subject.

You will achieve

A HND in Creative Digital Media Production.

Course overview

This programme will build on the learning you have undertaken while studying a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Digital Media Production. You will have the opportunity to focus on one of three specialised study areas in either Film, Games Development or Photography.

Course content

You will complete the following mandatory units:

  • Collaborative project (Pearson-set)
  • Personal professional development

You will specialise in one of the following areas:


  • Advanced film production studies
  • Multi-camera production
  • Documentary
  • Scriptwriting for film and television
  • Cinematography – camera

Games Development

  • Advanced game development studies
  • Mobile game development
  • Advanced animation
  • Scripting for games
  • Emerging technologies


  • Advanced media photography studies
  • Documentary
  • Social media practice
  • Photographic practices
  • Videography

Core knowledge and understanding is acquired via lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, computer assisted learning, case studies, video and other multi-media presentations.

You will complete project-based assessments which will combine several units to give you an employment-based assessment. The teaching will reflect the project approach and will include aspects of teamworking.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

You will be able to progress onto the final year of a relevant degree programme or into employment in any of the related study subjects.

How much does the course cost?


19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.


As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to:

You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan. See the Government website for up-to-date details.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

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If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Creative Digital Media Production Higher National Diploma (HND)