Success in the media industry means creating powerful products that communicate with their target audiences through a constantly evolving range of media platforms. This course gives you the skills and insider knowledge needed to make that success happen. Producing media content is an exciting, up-to-the-minute form of social communication, strongly influenced by cultural, economic and political factors. To create innovative, effective communications across a range of platforms, you must be able to combine media theory with practical production skills. This broad-based course focuses on the production process while giving you the theoretical grounding you need. So you study practical units such as digital design, making sound and images, film-making and experimental production, combined with units ensuring your understanding of media theory and research, digital cultures and future digital production. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?
- Access to a wide range of professional production equipment including broadcast-standard TV and radio studios, green screen and 360 production
- Study with industry-experienced, research-active tutors
- Explore the latest world-class research through the Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance (RIMAP)
- Participate in and contribute to student festivals and competitions, building your experience and your portfolio
- Develop portable skills in communications and team-working, increasing your employability
- Benefit from a course that opens up careers in television production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media and PR
Areas of study include:
- Digital Design Skills
- Making Images
- Making Sound
- Media Theory and Research
- Reading the Screen
- Becoming a Freelancer
- Digital Cultures and Practices
- Experimental Production
- Future Digital Production
- Non-Fiction Filmmaking
- Contemporary Practices and Debates in the Media
- Research, Development and Industry
- Sound, Image and Interaction
- Special Project: Media Production
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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
- Year 2
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|