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Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

One of the UK’s best universities for media production, we’re ranked in the top 20 for teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2017.

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Be inspired by media experts

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Female student working on a Mac

In recent years, a new type of media professional has emerged. Multi-skilled and familiar with a range of media platforms, they drive creative industries in new and exciting directions. This Media Production course provides students who are keen to work in cutting-edge media industries with opportunities to develop a unique set of skills and experiences. You will cover a range of subjects including interactive design, contemporary moving image, web technologies, graphics and animation right from your first year. You will also have opportunities to develop in progressive and emergent fields such as app development and Virtual Reality, with tools including Bublcam and Google Project Tango.

Work placements are built into the curriculum, giving you essential real-world skills and industry contacts. Students have worked for many high-profile media outlets including production companies, newspapers and start-ups, producing exciting digital content. Strong links with industry mean that you will be able to meet and learn from respected practitioners. Guests at the annual media school festival have included YouTube entrepreneurs Yogscast and head of digital for BT Sport’s social media content editor, Leigh Moore.

You can also take part in field trips, previously we have visited the BBC, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Amsterdam for a transmedia project and NBC New York, taking a tour of sets including the newsroom, Saturday Night Live and the Rosie O'Donnell Show.

Study style

Uniquely to this degree, your first year will give you the ability to experiment with a wide range of different media and skills within a ground-breaking new course structure. Based around emergent concepts such as Google’s ‘Sprint’ Project, the curriculum design itself will help you develop contemporary skills. You will have opportunities to elect specialist pathways of study throughout your three years, and in your final year you will bring everything together in a large self-directed project, plus research projects and a work placement.

View a detailed structure of this course.

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


  • Transmedia professional
  • Creative director
  • Digital artist
  • Digital agency creative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Creative project manager

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Student Focus

Howard Berry

I interviewed Steven Spielberg for my documentary.

I interviewed Brian Blessed, Stephen Spielberg, Sir Roger Moore and Barbara Windsor for my documentary - From Borehamwood to Hollywood, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree ( 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

Our staff are all contemporary practitioners and published in their fields, and have a wealth of contacts and experience within emergent media industries, including high-profile creative agencies, new-media and groundbreaking technology companies, film and production companies and elite sports teams.

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

Combining emergent skills with ground-breaking curriculum design, Media Production covers a broad range of contemporary media practice including transmedia, web technologies, contemporary moving image, interactive design, photography, animation and graphic design right from your first year.  You can also develop into emergent technologies such as VR, app development and Digitised Objects as you progress.

Work with contemporary and emerging technology

We create graduates that are always thinking two years ahead of their competition. With this in mind, you will have opportunities to work with tools such as Bublcam, virtual reality software and AR technologies such as Google Project Tango.

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Real-world experience

Media Production students have been on placement at The Guardian, One Productions and Gloucestershire Archives, producing digital content and working as project assistants. Inspiring guest lecturers have included BT Sport’s social media content editor, Leigh Moore and YouTube entrepreneurs from Yogscast.

Contact us

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