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Course summary

The Foundation Year in Media is taught via a blended approach by the same lecturing staff who teach on our degree courses. You'll be taught in online seminars, webinars, virtual lectures and use student interaction and co-creation to learn new material. Collaborative online tools for creative media production is at the core of our teaching and you'll learn through carefully considered online materials and specialists; essentially practice together what you have learned during synchronous and asynchronous online activities. We actively encourage you to get involved in events to feel part of the Middlesex community. With the support of former Media Foundation Year students, we hold regular social meet ups where you can get to know each other and share your experiences. We provide opportunities for you to collaborate on projects with other students across the degree programmes and every year, we have opportunities for you to work on live briefs designed by professionals in their fields. This course will allow you to develop transferable skills in media, communication and problem-solving. At the core of our approach to online leaning and teaching is student interaction. In all of our programmes, you'll have the opportunity to interact with each other and complete classwork using online collaborative tools. You’ll be following in the footsteps of a long list of decorated alumni, the likes of which have gone on to work on the latest Star Wars productions, for Disney, the BBC, set up their own companies and continued their studies at the National Film and Television School. Year on year, our students produce outstanding, industry standard films that are distributed across many short film festivals including Dessert (North Hollywood Film Festival, best thriller, 2019); Natia (KinoFilm, Best Student Short, 2017), Natia (Underwire Film Festival [BAFTA recognised festival], Best Film in the Under 25 category, 2017); Potty the Plant (Learning on Screen award for best student film, 2018); Chopsticks! (Learning on Screen award for best student film, AND Special Jury Prize, 2019), as well as many Royal Television Society awards. You’ll have our state-of-the-art facilities at your fingertips to help develop your own creative identity and produce your best possible work, including: a TV production studio designed by Sony, post-production suites for editing, colour grading and sound editing, a sound dubbing studio for mixing Dolby Atmos, studios for recording ADR and foley, and a motion capture and greenscreen virtual studio. You will also have access to our equipment loan store, The Kit Hub, where you can borrow a vast range of cameras, lighting and sound kit. As we head up the UK-wide Creative Campus Network, you will benefit from information and opportunities from our industry contacts. In addition, we are partnered with Film London, ScreenSkills and the GLA Creative Academy to provide you with free access to additional industry-recognised resources and training. Our partnerships with Avid, Canon and others mean that you'll benefit from top equipment and development opportunities to help you with your future career. Middlesex University is fortunate to be surrounded by film studios, with which we have established relationships allowing our students to find work placement and experience opportunities. Several of our students have worked at the London North Studios, as runners/marshals or set builders with Brandon B whose video work is seen by millions around the world.

Modules

Modules Exploring Media (30 credits) - Compulsory Digital Production Intensive (30 credits) - Compulsory Media Stories (30 credits) - Compulsory Media Portfolio Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 1 Story and Aesthetics (30 credits) - Compulsory Production Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory Industry & Collaboration Hub: Practices & Roles (30 credits) - Compulsory Content Creation (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Story and the World (30 credits) - Compulsory Production Skills Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Industry & Collaboration Hub: Networks and Careers (30 credits) - Compulsory Creative Production (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Advanced Ideas Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Production Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory Industry & Collaboration Hub: Entrepreneurship and Freelancing (30 credits) - Compulsory Major Project (30 credits) - Compulsory


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W60F
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-year-in-media We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

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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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-year-in-media
Film with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS