Our degree in Media Production covers a variety of disciplines that are necessary for the demands of this industry. From technical skills such as lighting and sound, to working with different mediums, such as photography and video, this course can develop your knowledge in this exciting and fast-paced industry. You will spend the majority of your time studying at our High Wycombe campus; however, you may also have the opportunity to study at our teaching base at Pinewood Studios. Here you’ll be able to get a feel for life on set and develop your skills and understanding of this fast-paced industry. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. Why study this subject? Whether it’s TV, film, video, journalism or social media content, the media industry has evolved with a focus on digital formats. Today media is expected to be 'on-demand' and media organisations need agile and flexible people with the expertise to produce high quality media content in a range of forms and across different platforms. From podcasting to sound design, screenwriting to content creation – the on-going changes in technology, regulation and societal uses of media will mean that you will need to be equipped with the skills to turn your passion into a rewarding and successful career. On this course we aim to do just that. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? During your time with us you’ll learn hands-on practical skills to help you stand out to potential employers. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard equipment including cameras, lighting and sound, ensuring upon graduation you are prepared for your first role. You’ll engage with our dynamic programme of visiting lectures and can benefit from live project briefs, master classes, and plenty of networking opportunities. You’ll also benefit from our expert-lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry. On this course you will gain the experience and expertise to produce high quality media content in a range of forms and across different platforms, responding to the on-going changes in technology, regulation and societal uses of media. What facilities can I use? .Whilst studying with us you will create Film & TV content in our industry-standard studios where we use professional Panasonic and Canon cameras. Furthermore, in our private and communal editing suites, you will get the chance to become skilled with all our post-production software including:
- Final Cut Pro X
- Avid Media Composer
- Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Studios 1 and 2 boast Avid D-Command control surfaces and 24 channels of Focusrite ISA828 microphone preamps
- Studios three and four (Edit 6) are based around Digidesign C|24 surfaces
- The edit booths are equipped with microphone preamps from Digidesign (HD Omni).
- Our microphone stock includes Sennheiser, Neumann, AKG, Shure, Rode and Electrovoice
- Studio monitoring includes 5.1 systems by Genelec and stereo systems by KRK
- All studios feature a full range of plug-ins including RX3, Ozone6, Komplete and Speakerphone.
- Recording techniques
- Sound design
Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Introduction to Moving Image Production Year two Tech Skills: Camera and editing Writing for film and television: documentary World of Journalism Documentary Production Writing for film and television: fiction Introduction to recording Technical skills: lighting and sound An introduction to photography Year three Advanced Camera & Lighting Techniques Photography for Design, Advertising and Promotion: Editorial The Media Business (optional) Music Video Production (optional) Digital Marketing (optional) Commercial Short Form Production (optional) Advanced Screenwriting and Pitching (optional) Client Production with Placement Plus Sound Design for Moving Image (optional) Photography for Design, Advertising and Promotion: Campaign and Publicity (optional) Art Film Production (optional) Advanced Editing and Compositing Directing for Film (optional) Pre-Production and Fiction Production Management Year four Podcasting: creation and production Social media marketing Filming on mobile phones Professional Preparation 2 Industry Practice Research Project (optional) Independent Script Project (optional) Creative Portfolio Production (optional) Placement Plus Work based project (optional)
A variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the modules you take, including assignments carried out in your own time, in-class assignments, workshops and presentations. Assessments will be appropriate to the task, achievable, motivating and vocationally focussed, forming a constructive part of your learning process. Assessment approaches include: group and individual portfolios of written work and media content that will include research, pre-production, production and post-production work submissions; critical self-evaluation and role analysis in the form of individual reflective written evaluations; peer evaluation in the form of discussion of work in groups; opportunity for external placement and work-based learning reports that will enhance each student’s capacity to adopt professional working practices; tasks aimed at the assessment of specific production skills which will target each individual’s career aspirations.
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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For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships