If you’d like to complete your media skills training and bump yourself up to degree level, our Media Top-Up course is the way to do it! The media landscape is constantly changing and, now, anyone with a smartphone can be a media-maker. So, this exciting top-up degree develops your skills within photography, television, film and visual communications in a professional environment enabling you to produce an innovative portfolio of work that will give you the edge in an increasingly competitive graduate market. With this course, you can develop your media skills across a range of platforms, including photography, television, film and visual communications. This final year course involves working with your peers as well as individually, to build up your portfolio, and working to produce a final project. To work towards becoming an all-round practitioner, you’ll also have the chance to learn how to manage creative projects. Once completed, you should have the skills and demonstrative ability to succeed in the job market and real world environments – which is the fundamental aim of the course. This is a third year top-up course so you will be developing your existing skills, knowledge, and understanding in order to produce a professional portfolio that represents who you are as a creative media practitioner. You will produce a number of pieces of work and one final major project which brings these skills together, thus developing a portfolio of work that you can use when looking for work after graduation. The course runs for 2 semesters during which you will consider the process, theory and practical applications of your chosen area of media. You will work with other students to realise projects and develop your creative ideas. In the second semester you will work on an individual or small group project that will showcase your skills and knowledge. You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of projects that will require you to undertake short visits and field trips both in the UK and abroad. We run numerous trips each year and select the places on an annual basis. Recent field trips have included: Cyprus, Hangzhou, Kenya, Los Angeles, New York, Norway, Paris, Prague, Sierra Leone, Tenerife. On all trips, you will be engaging in production projects that will become part of your professional portfolio. The University offers help, both practical and financial, through the Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) for all international experience. Key Course Benefits
- Dedicated and flexible creative learning environments designed for the future.
- Access to industry-standard professional equipment via our Media Loan Shop
- The course’s dedicated media spaces, edit suites and industry-focused radio, photography and television studios
- Links with a wide variety of employers, some established by our own graduates who now work in the media and cultural industries
- Help applying for professional experience, placement opportunities and live professional projects: e.g. Regional BBC, Creative City, Rolls-Royce, BBC3
- Teaching staff who are all practitioners or researchers with active profiles in established and emerging ways of working and leading scholarship in their fields
This is a third year top-up course so you will be developing your existing skills, knowledge, and understanding in order to produce a professional portfolio that represents who you are as a creative media practitioner. You will produce a number of pieces of work and one final major project which brings these skills together, thus developing a portfolio of work that you can use when looking for work after graduation. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Successful completion of 2 years appropriate academic study in Higher Education. All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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