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.
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 and fees
Applicants should satisfy the minimum university entry requirements.
300 UCAS tariff points with typical offers:
- A-level: grades BBB or equivalent
- IB Diploma: 26 points
- BTEC National Diploma: DDM
- Selection is by interview
International academic equivalent. An international foundation course may be required for entry.IELTS 6.0 overall in English with no less than 5.5 in any other band or equivalent.
If you are an international student please see the international entry requirements.
Please see the tuition fees
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|Single Honours - 3 years full-time||83P9|
- Multi-platform media practitioner
- Animation production
- Creative industries research and leadership
- Web content manager
- Media researcher/consultant
- Work in community/third sector media
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!
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.
"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."
Become a multi-skilled media practitioner
Today's media professional needs to be digitally literate and able to work across a range of platforms. You'll train to become a multi-skilled practitioner able to work across television, radio, film, animation and web platforms on this practical course with industry-standard studios and dedicated facilities.
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.
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.