Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media & Communication including Foundation Year

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You’ll be taught by media experts and industry professionals and gain employability skills by working directly with clients, following live briefs, team-working and creating professional portfolios to prepare for a unique career path to you.
  • You’ll have access to the latest digital equipment, such as specialist film and media labs, a film studio, audio recording facility, green screen, TV studio and Mac labs.
  • Through research-based projects, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Media is central to the way in which we understand and experience the world around us. This course will equip you with both the knowledge and skills to understand the world of media and to engage with it as practitioners, researchers, media theorists and industry experts. One of the main characteristics is the integration of theory and practice, as well as being introduced to aspects of the media industry. You’ll acquire practical skills in media production across a range of digital platforms, such as video, websites and podcasts, television, and motion graphics. In the final year, you’ll work on a major piece of independent research as a practice-based or written dissertation to further develop the professional skills necessary for employment. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Recent graduates work as social media managers, account executives, digital journalists, copywriters, web editors and video producers. Employers include Apple, Barcoff Studios, the BBC, Discovery Channel, Google Play, and Saatchi Gallery.

Modules

Example modules – Television Production – Digital Media Production – Storytelling To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios and dissertation).


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P900
Institution code:
K84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/media-communication/


English language requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
68%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Media & Communication including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS