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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)

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The HND Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) course offers students a project-based learning experience with a key focus on practical assignments.

The course is structured around industry focused assignments and has a mixture of both team-based projects and solo projects with the end goal of creating an exciting and rich portfolio to take to professional interviews upon graduation. The course will focus on creating high quality visual effects and 3D models that can be used across a wide range of disciplines such as video games and films.

The course offers the opportunity to collaborate with other students across the Creative Media Production department, meaning that students can work together with Motion Graphics, Games Development and Sound Media students on group projects to simulate an industry focused pipeline.

All our creative media workshops and classrooms are equipped with some top of the range industry standard equipment, allowing students to work on super-fast PC’s with RTX graphics cards, double monitor setup and a range of other hardware such as VR equipment drawing tablets and 4K televisions so you can follow lectures in crisp and clear detail. The Creative Media department also has access to a state-of-the-art render farm and our own private network meaning downloads are super-fast and software updates are instantaneous meaning you are never behind with the software available to you.

  • Course Level

    Level 5

HND Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) Level 4 Units:
Unit 1: Individual Project
Unit 2: Creative Media Industries
Unit 3: Professional Practice
Unit 17: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Cultures
Unit 19: Visual Effects Practices
Unit 20: 3D Modelling
Unit 27: Storyboarding
Unit 30: Principles of Animation

HND Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) Level 5 Units:
Unit 36: Collaborative Project
Unit 37: Personal Professional Development
Unit 43: Advanced Visual Effects Studies
Unit 46: Advanced Rendering and Visualisation
Unit 47: Emerging Technologies
Unit 60: Advanced Animation
Unit 61: Advanced 3D Modelling

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

• Practical Projects
• Research Essays

64 UCAS Points or relevant experience in the subject area e.g., Work Experience


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All applications for this programme should be made directly to University Centre Doncaster, using a Higher Education Application form. This is available by emailing HEAdministration@don.ac.uk.

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Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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