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Course summary

Creative Media brings together a range of emerging and established media practices in recognition that in contemporary culture they have well and truly converged. Media platforms are content hungry and our students produce content to an award-winning standard. On Creative Media you will experiment, refine and grow your own unique creative voice. Alongside creative production, you will develop the critical and collaborative skills required to succeed in this rapidly evolving sector. Creative Media offers a unique opportunity to creatively explore multiple media and the exciting range of contexts they sit within; from the internet and mobile devices, immersive installations and video-mapping to more traditional forms of documentary and drama. While you can choose to specialise, you have the opportunity to work across the full range of technologies and processes we offer. Working with our award winning staff, you will develop expertise using our outstanding facilities including a fully equipped public cinema, moving image studio with infinity cove, TV studio, photographic and sound studios, computer labs, animation rostrums and much more. You will also benefit from our strong links with industry such as the BBC, ITV and Royal Television Society along with regional arts and community groups. You will have the opportunity to develop and realise creative collaborations and professional live briefs beyond the University. The University of Plymouth is a top 5 UK young university for subjects of art, performing arts and design (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021).


In your first year, you will explore what Creative Media means to you through a series of short, critically framed, practical projects. You will explore narrative, composition and context in still and moving image, sound, interaction and animation. You will start to work beyond the University, exploring professional working methods in a documentary and explore audience address in a public exhibition or screening. In your second year, you will explore advanced practical techniques and develop a critical framework for your practice. Creativity, experimentation and developing your own creative voice will be at the heart of this part of the course. You will explore socially engaged media working in collaboration our industry partners. A module exploring media theory will enhance your academic skills. An international fieldtrip is part of stage two, as is the option to study abroad. In your final year, you will complete two major self-directed projects in independent practice and collaborative practice. All our students do a written dissertation on a subject of their choice. You will prepare for your future career in our professional module and showcase your achievements in a substantial public exhibition or screening. In stage three, we offer one to one mentoring by industry professionals and the opportunity to meet and network with potential employers.

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% coursework

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

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Fees and funding

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Creative Media at University of Plymouth - UCAS