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Park, Cheltenham

One of the UK’s best universities for media production, we’re ranked in the top 20 for media and film by the Guardian University Guide 2016.

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Be inspired by media experts

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Female student working on a Mac

Today's media professional needs to be digitally literate and able to work across a range of platforms. You'll work across television, radio, film, animation and web design on this practical degree that prepares you in broadcast quality studios and dedicated facilities. Work placements are built into the curriculum, giving you essential real-world skills and contacts for when you graduate.

Students have worked for a range of media outlets including The Guardian, producing digital content. Strong links with industry mean that you will be able to meet and learn from respected media practitioners. Guests at the annual media school festival include head of digital for BBC Radio 2 Brett Spencer; Doctor Who director Alice Troughton; and BT Sport’s social media content editor, Leigh Moore.

You can also take part in field trips to the BBC Broadcasting House, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and NBC New York (in New York), taking a tour of sets including the newsroom, Saturday Night Live and the Rosie O'Donnell Show.

Study style

The majority of this degree is practical with half being group work and half, individual. You can create short films, websites, scripts, short animations and radio interviews, as well as learning to deconstruct and analyse your work in the course's theory strand.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements for year 1 you can apply for this course with a foundation (year 0). More information on the course with foundation option.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-time83P9

Careers

  • Multi-platform media practitioner
  • Animation production
  • Creative industries research and leadership
  • Web content manager
  • Media researcher/consultant
  • Work in community/third sector media

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Student Focus

Howard Berry

I interviewed Steven Spielberg for my documentary.

I interviewed Stephen Spielberg, Sir Roger Moore and Barbara Windsor for my documentary - From Borehamwood to Hollywood, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree (www.theelstreeproject.org). The university opened my eyes to film. I discovered amazing filmmakers and artists. I worked on major feature films with organisations like The Moving Picture Company. I was nervous about talking in front of people. I had a fantastic tutor. He encouraged me to believe in my own ideas. He gave me the confidence to explore my own projects. I never dreamt I could pick up the phone to the offices of Steven Spielberg!

Industry links

You will have the opportunity to visit the BBC broadcasting House and NBC New York (in New York) to take a tour of their studios, as well as the Annecy International Animation Festival.

Programme specifications

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Staff Profile

Jeremy Power

"As a post-production editor you have to be both technical and creative, with a thorough understanding of television technology and working practices. You also need to be able to apply this knowledge in a creative and efficient manner. I’ve had plenty of practice at this, having spent most of my career with BBC TV working on programmes like Top of the Pops, Blue Peter, Allo Allo, Horizon, Children’s Hospital, Eastenders and Only Fools and Horses. I was also fortunate enough to work on Monty Python for a millennium special."

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Become a cross-platform media practitioner

Today's media professional needs to be flexible, adaptive and innovative to produce content that stands-out. Our students and graduates drive the UK creative industries in new and exciting directions while remaining experts in traditional communications.

Be inspired by media experts

Strong links with industry mean that you will be able to meet and learn from respected media practitioners. Guests at the annual media school festival include head of digital for BBC Radio 2 Brett Spencer; Doctor Who director Alice Troughton; and BT Sport’s social media content editor, Leigh Moore.

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Real-world experience through placements

You will complete a compulsory work placement, giving you essential real-world skills and contacts for when you graduate. Media Production students have been on placement at The Guardian, One Productions and Gloucestershire Archives, producing digital content and working as project assistants.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

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