Programme Brief

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 design 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.

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 current BA (Hons) Media and Communications or our forthcoming top-up BA (Hons) Mass Communications.

  • two (2) years and six (6) months
  • Trincity

Students applying for the BTEC HND in Creative Media Production must satisfy one of the following requirements.

  • SBCS Diploma in Media and Graphic Design
  • 18 years and over with 2 A Levels or CAPE equivalent
  • 18 years and over with ABE Certificate or ABE Diploma (Level 4) or any equivalent qualification
  • 21 years and over with 2 years relevant working experience and 4 O’ Levels inclusive of English

* Part-time students will also be required to attend a pre-requisite course before commencing the programme.


The following are required for programme registration:

  • Originals as well as three (3) copies of relevant entry qualifications;
  • National I.D/Passport or Birth Certificate;
  • An original job letter or CV detailing tenure of employment (where applicable).


Payment Information

The following are required for programme registration:

  • SBCS Application Fee: TT$1000.00 (per semester) Application Fee payable upon registration;
  • Pearson Registration Fee: £450 (one- time payment; this fee is valid for 5-years);
  • Pearson Annual Fee: £20 (due after first year);
  • Tuition Fee: $2,200.00TT (per unit);
  • Total Fees:  $35,200.00TT;
  • Books: (approx.) $1,000.00TT (per semester).

Compulsory co-requisite courses are offered to students free it charge.

All SBCS Fees in Sterling Pounds must be paid via bank draft payable to “School of Business and Computer Science Ltd.”. Please include your name on the bank draft in the B/O (by order of) section.

868 640 7090 ext. 1512 – 1516

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This programme will be assessed by a series of theoretical and practical assignments.

Aims and Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of creative media through the interrelation of theory and practice;
  • Encourage the integration of creative technical and professional problem solving skills;
  • Select, educate and develop well-rounded, self-motivated individuals with specific professional creative skills;
  • Enable students to study and develop an individual vision and creative philosophy;
  • Provide the necessary personal/interpersonal skills to enable graduates to operate efficiently within professional and social environments;
  • Reflect the ethical, environmental and social consequences of art and design in professional work.


Programme Content

The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production can be earned in 2 years and 8 months in 2 years full-time or 2 years and 8 months on a part-time basis. Students are required to complete a total of fifteen (15) units based on their area of specialism to be awarded certification. Assessments within the programme are done exclusively through coursework.

  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Film Practices
  • Film Studies
  • Editing for Film and Television
  • Radio Production
  • Principles of Photography
  • Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Film Production Studies
  • Magazine & Feature Production
  • Documentary
  • Specialist Journalism
  • Social Media Practice