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Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma – Film, TV and Creative Writing

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Course Description

This thrilling new courses is perfect for all the budding creative media wordsmiths who want to take their first steps into the film and TV industry. You will benefit from learning an array of useful media skills, including Film production, Documentary, Music Video, Script Writing and much more. We will nurture your talent during the course and put you on the fast-track to either university or into careers and vocations that require higher level qualifications.

This diploma is the first step to working in the media industry – and there's no more exciting start to this journey than doing this qualification at Hopwood Hall College and University Centre.


Openawards Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Creative Writing and Media

Entry Requirements

Immediate entry to the one-year Level 3 Access to HE Diploma offers students who have already attained sufficient GCSE qualifications the quickest route to university. Usually this means students must have attained 4 GCSEs grade A-C/9-4, including English and Maths


The course is divided into three modules.

The first module will enable you to improve your knowledge and understanding of the film and media industry, as well as developing practical skills.

The second module focuses on your writing skills.

The final module is an introduction to practical graphics skills which are necessary for media work.

You also can enhance your personal development with a range of units designed to prepare for progression in HE. Each unit will be assessed through an assignment. Units include:

Module:: Film, Media and Culture

Film Form

Genre in Film

Organisation and Control of Contemporary News Media

Practical Video Production

Television in Britain

The Sixties in the Cinema

Module: World Cinema

English Script Writing

Writing Fiction

Writing for Magazines

Persuasive Communication

Module: Art and Design

Graphics Skills

Development Module:

Developmental – 15 Credits Communication

Academic Essay Writing

Communication: Presentation Skills

Personal Development: Applying for HE Study

Skills: Developing Research Skills

Study Skills: Using Research Skills

Work Experience

There are no formal work experience requirements on this course.


The Access to HE Diploma offers students a way to gain the qualifications needed to enter Higher Education and gain a degree, helping them to enter their chosen career

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