Course Brief

Photography and the techniques of lens-based media underpin many of the fields associated with creative media production. Whether in the development of skills for film and television, visual effects or journalism, the understanding of photographic principles enables the processes of preparation, production and communication.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to use a range of photographic equipment, techniques and processes to develop an understanding of how lensbased media are utilised throughout the creative industries. Emphasis is placed upon visual problem-solving and the underlying characteristics that relate to a broad range of media production contexts. Consideration is given to how meaning is constructed through photography and the application of technical and visual codes.Through this exploration, students will enhance their visual language, and realise how photographic principles and practices enable creative production and encourage the development of transferable skills across the industry. By the end of this unit, students will be able to appraise and use equipment and processes to produce photographic work for a range of purposes.

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Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the use of photography in support of creative media production
2. Explore the equipment, techniques and processes required to realise
photographs in support of creative media production
3. Analyse the characteristics of photographic images in supporting an approach
to a creative media production brief
4. Evaluate the use of photographic principles and processes in support of a
creative media production brief.

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

    Employment Focused; Affordable; Globally Recognized Qualifications in Creative Media Production.

    Build and validate your interest, knowledge and skill with the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production at SBCS. This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the media sector, in areas such as Radio, Television, Film, Journalism, and Multimedia. Not just focused on the technical side of things, it also covers the business aspects of Corporate Communications and Freelance employment.

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    The programme comprises of 15 units where you can learn and practise a variety of techniques to develop a substantial portfolio of work. This programme also sets the foundation for an exciting career in the creative industries. 

    Graduates of this Level 5 Higher National Diploma will be accepted onto to the final year of our BA (Hons) Mass Communications.