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Course summary

Train as a media production specialist. Whether you want to develop expertise across a range of media or specialise in a particular industry, our Media Production degree will support your professional development. Our BA (Hons) Media Production course is a broad-based degree responding to the way we increasingly create, think and work across media. In this ‘post-medium’ age where distinctions between different media practices blur, we'll challenge, inform, inspire and prepare you to work within and across areas including photography, moving image, and sound. This new course is designed to support your development as a media specialist, creating engaging content for TV, film, radio, podcasts, social media and online platforms. As a student at ARU in Cambridge, you'll learn from experienced filmmakers, television producers, media specialists and technical officers in our industry-standard facilities. You’ll work closely with other students on your course, and those from other creative courses, as well as your lecturers. It's a great way to gain essential skills in teamwork and collaboration. The impact of our Communication, Cultural & Media Studies research achieved 'world-leading' in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Industry-standard facilities As part of your studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including:

  • Film studio with overhead lighting, tracks, dollies and green screen
  • Multi-camera television studio with modular set panels and modern set dressing
  • Full range of location kit from 4K digital cameras, professional lighting, to Steadicam
  • Sound-recording equipment for location filming
  • Editing suites with Da Vinci Resolve and the full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite
  • Finishing suite with audio monitoring and grading panels
  • Aaton Cameras and Steenbeck editors for 16mm film production
  • Motion capture equipment
As one of our students you'll also have access to all our other art, design and creative industries facilities and equipment. Careers As a Media Production graduate, you could pursue a career as a social media manager, a director, producer, journalist, broadcast, content manager, editor, blogger and more. While developing your creativity and technical competence, you’ll also have honed transferable skills such as research, teamwork, pitching, presenting and communicating ideas, problem solving, resourcefulness, and risk management. Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters degree, such as our MA Film and Television Production. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.


Year 1 core modules: interMEDIAcy; Creative Moving Image; Sound, Image, Design; Theorising Popular Culture; Year 1 optional modules: Introduction to Filmmaking: Super 8mm; Anglia Language Programme. Year 2 core modules: Ruskin Module; Photography; Digital Media Theory: Social Media, AI, and the Cultures of the Internet; Motion Graphics; Non-Fiction Filmmaking. Year 2 optional modules: Audio for Film; 16mm Filmmaking; Exploded Screen; From Script to Screen; Anglia Language Programme. Year 3 core modules: Research Project in Film and Media; 'Fake News', Media Law and Social Conflict; Major Project. Year 3 optional modules: Experiments in Film and Moving Image; Professional Practice in Film; Digital Publishing; Anglia Language Programme.

Assessment method

Throughout the course, you’ll show your progress through various forms of assessment that reflect the skills and knowledge you might require for a career in media production. These will include oral presentations; critical essays, commentaries and evaluations; textual analyses; portfolios; storyboarding; reports; case studies; project pitches and proposals; and group and independent project work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Media Production at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS