SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Sports Media

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Course summary

If you are interested in career in the media, journalism, broadcasting and the creative industries then this is the degree for you. You will study at our University Centre WISE (UCWISE) Campus, which has some of the best sporting facilities in the South West. You will spend your time working with a wide range of platforms and technologies to create professional sports media content. SGS has strong working links with local professional sporting teams for whom we’ve created a wide range of content, from interview packages to highlight reels. Further afield we have travelled across the country in pursuit of a good story, covering a wide range of sports, from football and rugby union to golf and motor racing. This degree is designed to* develop you into an industry-ready individual, with an exceptional understanding of the sports media industry*. Our campus facilities include a TV studio, media suites, editing bays and state-of-the-art broadcast facilities. The degree is taught at one of the best sporting campuses within the South West, where you will be immersed into sport. You will also have access to some of the countries most promising young elite athletes training with our Sport Academies. Previous students have had the opportunity to live-stream international under-18 rugby games, matches in the Women’s Super League and have had the opportunity to interview sports heavyweights from Graham Taylor to Andy Robinson. This flexible programme, involving both workshop and project-based exploration, will help you to acquire the skills that equip you for a range of employment contexts, enabling you to take control of your career. Each of the project-based modules is rooted within a live commission or competition and will have a published outcome. A core part of the programme revolves around establishing yourself as a freelancer, so that you can generate and complete paid commissions. You will be assessed by a variety of practical and written assessments, there are no formal examinations. If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: https://forms.office.com/r/iuqjGe88bB Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Commentators • Broadcasting • Social media account managers • Content creator and developers • Filmmaking • Documentary filmmakers

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Modules Creating Sports Video content Writing about Sports Events and Athletes Sport and Social Media Law and Ethics in Sports Media An Introduction to Sound Production for Sports Media Level 5 Modules The Sports Business Going Live Working for a Client The Role of Sport in Society Telling the Story with Sound

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P500
Institution code:
S55
Campus name:
University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of current modules to be considered for year 2

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements: https://www.gov.uk/student-visa

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7995 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Media at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS