BTEC Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production (RQF)

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The creative industries are one of the rapid areas of growth within the UK economy and beyond. New technologies, new formats and new opportunities continue to offer areas for employment and creative expression.

Designed to reflect the new creative media industries, these qualifications will provide you with the opportunity to engage with an exciting new curriculum that capitalises on the availability of new technologies and practices. With an emphasis on both subject specific and transferrable skills, these new qualifications will provide students with progression opportunities in employment or into university ‘top-up’ degrees.

Pathways within this qualification 

Download brochure buttonThis qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

  • Sound Media
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
  • Web and App Development
  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Game Development

Please note this is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.

Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Creative Media Production

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*

VfX Artist; Assistant 3D Artist; Assistant Compositor; Runner; Assistant Web Developer; Assistant UX Designer; Assistant UI Designer; Assistant Audio Technician; Assistant Match Move Artist; Assistant recording Technician; Assistant Camera Operator; Assistant Concept Artist; Assistant Motion Graphics Artist; Assistant Lighting Technician; Assistant Copy Editor; Assistant Digital Animator; Assistant Script Editor VfX Artist; Assistant 3D Artist; ; Compositor; Web Developer; UX Designer; UI Designer; Audio Technician; recording Technician; Camera Operator; Motion Graphics Artist; Copy Editor; Digital Animator; Scriptwriter; Script Editor; Lighting Technician; Concept Artist; Match Move Artist.
*These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements. 

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National in Creative Media Production with experts from organisations, including: The Mill, Lion TV, Andrew Walker (Journalist), the Playground Squad, Shee Creative, BBC, Fraser McDonald (Film and TV specialist), Relay FM and

Progression to university

We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit our Pearson Degree Finder to find all the current articulations.

Where to study BTEC HNs in Creative Media Production?

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