Media Production (BA Hons)

Media Production

BA (Hons)

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Unique opportunities

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Get a chance to work with the stars. Student Howard Berry interviewed Brian Blessed, Steven Spielberg and more for his documentary.

BT Sportâ??s social media content editor, Leigh Moore.

Meet and learn from respected practitioners such as alumnus Leigh Moore who worked as BT Sport's social media content editor.

Exceptional facilities

The space to explore web technologies, moving images, app development and emergent tech such as VR.

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Learn from the best in the industry

Jeremy Power

Jeremy Power

Academic Course Leader for Film and Television (Top up)

The beauty of Media Production is the opportunity to be both technical and creative.

'I teach camera work, editing and TV studio operations. I expose my students to as many roles as possible and encourage both technical and creative experimentation.

I've worked on programmes like Match of the Day, Top of the Pops, Blue Peter, 'Allo 'Allo, Children's Hospital, EastEnders, Only Fools and Horses and Monty Python.

For me TV is one of the best industries to work in and I welcome students who are equally passionate about these opportunities'

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Course Details

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Course outline

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 GoPro VR 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.

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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.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

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.

Careers

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

Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2019 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.

2019 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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade 4/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. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.

Fees

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UCAS Codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-time83P9

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