Discover how to create engaging media content and equip yourself with the key professional practical and technical skills needed to work in the media and creative industries. Write, edit, produce and present different stories for audio and visual media. We will nurture your talent to work across different media, whether you want to work in journalism, documentary or drama production, podcasting or digital media. The BA (Hons) Creative Media Production is an exciting practical exploration of the media industries, exploring a broad knowledge from a UK and global perspective, and an understanding of their branding, development, contexts and creative relationships. You will gain a range of media production skills, offering insight into the critical and conceptual models of how content for broadcast media is created and understood by audiences. Through negotiated and personalised projects, it provides a multi-skilling approach, where you will master the pre-production, on-set and studio production and post-production practices for television, radio, online outputs with visual and audio work to entertain and hold audiences, whether you intend to work in drama or documentary production for the small screen, such as Netflix or produce news for audio and visual platforms. You can also learn about reporting and presenting and how to work with performers to create your work. You will build your creative portfolio to gain employment in a range of media production roles, start your own production company or go on to postgraduate study. During your course you will be given the option to undertake a work placement and other career-based opportunities, which we will support you with. You can complete your placement locally, nationally or internationally in settings such as media and film companies, publishing houses, television, audio and radio companies, other arts and cultural organisations, or even within the university itself. Creative Media Production covers a wide variety of different media areas, giving you the opportunity to specialise in those areas which are of interest to you in your second and third year. In Level 5 you can begin to select modules that reflect your production interests. In the first year you will start to build your portfolio and explore elements of television and audio production, media employability, writing for multimedia platforms, alongside a focus on media contexts and the legal, regulatory and ethical side of the industry to allow you to create your work. In the second year you can also select media options, such as production cultures, science fiction in film and media, media entertainment, digital marketing, creative sound design, audio storytelling, giving you the confidence to enter their final year of study and maximise opportunities. This flexibility allows a specialism through your production and critical work. In the final year (Level 6) you will engage in a major negotiated media project within the journalism and broadcasting areas to deepen your knowledge further. In addition, there is a media employability focus to allow you to benefit from identifying your next career steps.
Indicative modules: Level 4: Creative Media Landscapes, Media Regulations, Film and Media Professional Development, Television Production, Audio Production and Multimedia Writing & Presenting. Level 5: Media Production: Drama and Documentary, Digital Storytelling, Production Cultures and Digital Marketing Level 6: Media Employment Project, Creative Media Research and Development, Creative Media Project, News Day
Authentically driven assessments provide ways of demonstrating your skills and knowledge understanding. This includes group and individual presentations, video essays, portfolio or a pitch proposals/evaluation, practical project work and critical and/or contextual reflections, personal logs, portfolios, reports, scripts, audio packages or programmes, short films, live studio work and other production artefacts. There are no written examinations.
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