Course Brief


This unit aims to develop learners' skills in using the research techniques employed by professionals working in creative media production.

Unit abstract

This unit will develop learners' ability to use the research techniques required in the media industries and will provide them with the opportunity to develop production research skills to a professional level. Production research is crucial to all media products and is, in career terms, a key role in film, television and radio production teams, computer game design teams, and journalism.

Learners will develop an understanding of the various types of research and sources of information. They will develop the ability to check the validity and accuracy of information and will also develop an understanding of legal issues such as copyright.

  • This course is offered in 48 contact hours

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1      Be able to apply research methods and procedures in creative media production contexts

2      Be able to ensure the accuracy and validity of research material

3      Be able to present research outcomes with due compliance

4      Be able to evaluate research processes and outcomes

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production

    Getting a foot in the door in the field of media can be challenging. Employers are continuously looking for individuals who have the academic knowledge, qualification and the practical skills to execute. Most have one or the other in this competitive field, and the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production merges the best of both when preparing you to take the next step in your media pursuits.

    This UK qualification is recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide, and graduates of this programme gain direct access to the final year top-up BA (Hons) in Media and Communications programme offered in collaboration with the University of Greenwich.

    Why choose the Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production?