This course offers an inspiring introduction to the production, theoretical and professional aspects of media. It gives you a solid and respected platform from which you can progress to further study or present yourself as a competent and credible candidate for employment in the media and communication industries. What's covered in the course? We strongly believe in the practical application of theory to real-life situations. We are fortunate to have very strong links with employers in the media industry, who see great value in our approach. Modules you study include Broadcast Production, Research Methods and Academic Skills, History and Structure of the Media, Media texts and Cultural Contexts, and Professional Studies, in which Birmingham Metropolitan College will support you in securing a two-week placement in a media production business. Your studies cover key aspects of audio, the moving image, journalism, and television studio practice. You explore broadcast journalism, photography and photojournalism, radio features and documentary television production, as well as television drama and film studies. You focus on future employment in a Career Development workshop. You also gain the crucial research and academic techniques to enable you to effectively source, collate and analyse information. Why Choose Us? Underlining our innovative approach to media studies, we are the UK’s sole provider of an HND in Media and Communication. Delivered at one of our highly regarded partner institutions, Birmingham Metropolitan College, the course is managed, maintained and monitored by the University. A placement allows you to absorb the day-to-day realities of a media production business. Gain from the experience, close support and encouragement of expert staff. Share all the facilities, contacts and advantages of a Birmingham City University student, and feel part of a dynamic, creative and enquiring media production community. Your HND qualification gives you direct entry to the second year of our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course at the University, with a choice of eight specialist routes. Close working between the College and the University ensures that you have covered much of the same content as our first-year BA (Hons) Media and Communication students.
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:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||overall with no less than 5.5 in any level Please note that you must have a Secured English Language Test (SELT) to study on the HND. Other SELTs are Pearson Test of English (PTE) or LanguageCert|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500||Year 1|