Media Production with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media Production with Integrated Foundation Year

Course summary

Develop your skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. If you’re interested in taking on a new subject that you’ve not had the opportunity to study in depth before, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for specialist degree-level study. This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge in the domain you want to study. We’ll help nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities through five core modules. After your foundation year, you’ll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skill set and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. Become a multimedia storyteller across digital channels. Our content-hungry world calls for skilled storytellers who can work across multiple platforms, from film and television documentary to broadcast news, social media and immersive experience. An exciting fusion of advertising, journalism and screen production, this course will equip you with a solid set of technical production tools and the flair to turn your creative vision into compelling content that sells. You’ll learn how to pitch, plan and deliver your ideas, graduating as a flexible communicator able to make, edit and produce. You will: Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialism. Learn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environments. Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projects. Complete your chosen degree over a four-year period. Develop in-demand making, editing and curating skills vital to the media and creative industries Learn to professionally pitch, plan and deliver content in response to project briefs individually and in collaboration with your peers Have the opportunity to work alongside industry partners on exciting briefs, or secure your own work placement Have access to professional-standard facilities across the School of Communication and the School of Film & Television, including specialist film and editing facilities, photography and video studios, post- production labs, newsrooms, radio studio and advertising studios Grow your understanding of audiences, market traction and the wider cultural, social and political implications of the global media industries

Modules

You'll gain the practical skills and strategic understanding to deliver commercial content that makes a splash. You'll develop the art of persuasion and the ability to pivot content to capitalise on market opportunities. With a practice-based approach to learning, the course will also help you develop transferrable project management and team-working skills, giving you the professional edge when you graduate. Foundation Year: In your foundation year, you'll study five core modules: three short modules in the first study block and two in the second (one short, one long). These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of both creative practice and your chosen specialism. You'll gain relevant technical skills, learn to experiment and take risks, develop an understanding of professional practice, have opportunities to work across disciplines and collaborate with other students on live project briefs. After your foundation year, you'll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skillset and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. Modules: Explore Technique Apply Industry Launch Year One You'll start developing the skills you'll need to succeed from the very beginning, as you immerse yourself in the contexts and practices of the current media production and content creation landscape. You'll explore key concepts around visual and audio production, creative problem-solving and professional practice. Modules Creative Problem Solving Discovery Digital News Lab: Audiovisual Storytelling Agency Life The Information Age: Exploring the Media Landscape Represent Year Two In year two, you’ll develop and hone your video creation, art direction and copywriting skills while learning the business of content creation web, social media and magazines too. You’ll hear from media professionals from around the globe and get to work alongside colleagues on live briefs. Modules Digital News Lab: Local is Global Media Lab Global Creators Making Magazines Collaboration Year Three Your final year is all about creating a career-launching portfolio. You'll work collaboratively and individually on content outputs and contribute to a digital multimedia production project. You'll also sharpen your professional and business development skills, so you're all set to start making a living from your practice. Modules Digital News Lab: Going Live Final Year Project: Development Final Year Project: Showcase Students will have the opportunity of choosing between Final Portfolio and Mini-Documentary for their final module As part of our process of continuous improvement, we routinely review course content to ensure that all our students benefit from a high-quality and rewarding academic experience. As such, there may be some changes made to your course which are not immediately reflected in the content displayed on our website. Any students affected will be informed of any changes made directly.

Assessment method

Foundation Year assessments are 100% coursework based. Assessment will take place at the end of each module, and you'll get feedback and evaluation throughout the year. You'll be assessed through visual, verbal and written assignments, including your portfolio and a reflective journal. In your foundation year all assessments are pass/fail to encourage students to take risks and engage with the feedback provided. Progressing in your specialism Students studying on courses with an Integrated Foundation Year must successfully complete and pass all foundation modules before they can progress to the next stage of their course. Your specialism 100% of your assessment will be coursework. There are no exams as part of this course. Assessments can take many forms, including: Practical projects Presentations Portfolios Short essays Mirroring the industry, we encourage self-evaluation at the end of each project and support this via personal development plans.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FY36
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/


Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Media Production with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS