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Course summary

The Media Technology programme has full accreditation by Creative Skillset, giving industry and academic recognition to the programme and its contribution to the sector. The rapid growth in communications, High Definition 4K and UHDTV, the internet and mobile technologies has created a demand for graduates with broad technical skills, specifically in operational areas, systems design, broadcast engineering and networked media technology. This course will enable you to learn the theory behind video, audio, IT and IP practices which lay the foundation for a variety of technical industries including broadcast and cinema, radio, TV and internet-delivered media. This course combines engineering theory with production know-how. You will learn about the principles and functions of video, audio and multimedia systems while gaining core skills and knowledge in electronics, design systems and the technical characteristics of Digital Cinema, standard definition and High Definition and Ultra High definition Television. You will also learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting in Britain and Europe by completing a project on a technology area of your choice. The course has an impressive employment record in broadcast technical operations, broadcast engineering and systems design. Students gain work as broadcast engineers in transmission and distribution companies or in systems design companies as proposals engineers, technical sales, engineering or project management. There are multiple generations of our graduates working with and for each other in a number of leading broadcast companies including the BBC, SIS, TSL, Blackmagic design, MTV Networks, Newtek, ITV.


In year 1 you will learn about the principles and functions of video, audio and multimedia systems. You will gain skills and knowledge in electronics and will spend time in one of our studios to understand how studios operate and how they are built. During year 2 you will cover the basics in designing systems as well as looking at the technical characteristics of film, standard definition and High Definition Television systems. You will learn about transmission and processing and how to manipulate sound for video. In year 3 you will complete an Honours project on a technology area of your choice and will learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting at present in Britain and Europe. Examples of optional modules available are: High Definition and Digital Cinema; Streaming for Broadcasting; Advanced Editing and DVD Authoring; and Studio and Outside Broadcast Production.

How to apply

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If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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