Media Production at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

Master different media production skills and use them to tell compelling stories. Our course focuses on practical learning. You will work to create content for online, TV, film, radio and print media. As you do this, you will master a range of production skills and develop confidence with different equipment and software packages. The processes you learn will mirror those used in industry. This means you are prepared to enter the workplace when you graduate. This course gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to tell compelling stories through media. Content is the most important part of any media, so we will help you to generate and develop your ideas. You will then gain the technical skills to turn your idea into a story you can share with the world. The content you create could include: Short films TV programmes Vlogs and podcasts Radio debates and shows Online and social media outputs Magazines and print media. You will master the equipment you need to create content across these platforms. You will use our TV and radio studios, cameras, sound equipment and editing suites. Experiment with smartphones, exploring their growing use as a tool for media production. In your final year you will specialise in the platform that interests you the most. Alongside this practical element of the course, you will also learn about key theories and debates in media production. This knowledge will help you blend theory with practice to create better content. We will also teach you the business skills you need to succeed in the industry, such as budgeting, crowdfunding, branding and marketing. We offer the chance for you to gain industry experience and build a network of professional contacts, working with guest editors, industry mentors and on live briefs and projects.


Modules may include: Year 1 Introduction to Media Storytelling (factual) Story to Script Reporting (News and Features) Media Production Skills Applied Media Production Skills Year 2 Screen Production Documentary Studies Transmedia Practise Indies: To Indiewood and beyond Experimental Film Practise Short Film Project Podcast Project Professional Practise Year 3 Final Project Magazine Production Research Project Advanced Production Skills: Directing Advanced Production Skills: Cinematography / Production Design Advanced Production Skills: Post Production (Image) Studio Production TV Professional Portfolio

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Media Production at York St John University - UCAS