Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media Production

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Course summary

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. 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? Buckinghamshire New University is a great place to start. When you’re surrounded by so many creative students and lecturers, you can’t help but be inspired to dream big. You will get the chance to collaborate with other BNU courses that make up the team that sit behind creating media. 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.
You'll also learn in our state-of-the-art recording studios, from individual edit rooms up to large Pro Tools HD studios with attached live rooms and vocal booths.
  • 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.
You'll also have access to industry-standard photography facilities, to build your confidence in using professional equipment. What will I study? On our programme you will develop a range of media production techniques that can be used for online and offline media. We cover a broad range of media which you’ll combine theory and practice in. Some of these areas:
  • Recording techniques
  • Photography
  • Journalism
  • Sound design
  • Podcasting
  • Video
  • Screenwriting.

Course details

Modules

Year one *Tech Skills: Camera and editing *Writing for film and television: documentary *World of Journalism *Writing for film and television: fiction *Introduction to recording *Technical skills: lighting and sound *An introduction to photography Year two *Advanced technical skills *Photography for Design, Advertising and Promotion: Editorial *The Media Business (optional) *Music Video Production (optional) *Editing Print and Online Content (optional) *Media Lifestyle and Culture (optional) *Professional Preparation (Placement Plus) *Sound Design for Moving Image *Photography for Design, Advertising and Promotion: Campaign and Publicity (optional) *Art Film Production (optional) *News Truth and Power (optional) *Presentation for Broadcast Media (optional) Year three *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)

Assessment method

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; independent work at the culmination of the degree comprising a short media production.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
MED1
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship 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

Media Production at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS