Media Production (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Success in the media industry means creating powerful products that communicate with target audiences through a constantly evolving range of media platforms. This broad-based course focuses on the production process while giving you the theoretical grounding you need. So you study practical units such as digital design, making sound and images, film-making and experimental production, combined with units ensuring your understanding of media theory, digital cultures and future digital production. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • High-spec multi-camera television studios.
  • Mac-equipped newsroom with radio news booth and transmission gallery.
  • Industry-standard radio facilities.
  • Digital video-editing suites including Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premier Pro).
  • Netflix-standard Sony FX6 cameras for broadcast-quality film and television content.
  • Sony FX3 Cinema Line camera with full-frame sensor and enhanced mobility for easy solo hand-held shooting.
  • Industry-standard sound and lighting equipment.
Your Student Experience
  • Develop live projects and enjoy work experience opportunities at industry organisations including the BBC (The One Show and Radio 1); Coolr social media agency; Pooja Studios; Luton Town FC’s Media and PR department; MK Dons FC; and MKFM radio station.
  • Produce shows for our award-winning local community radio service, Radio LaB, and our in-house online TV station, Beds TV.
  • Benefit from regular opportunities to meet visiting, industry-active professionals, from TV producers to published writers and performers.
  • Participate in and contribute to student festivals and competitions, building your experience and portfolio.
  • Take advantage of field trips to studios and course-related destinations including MKFM, BBC Broadcasting House, BT Sport, and Sky.
  • Engage directly with the industry through networking events, guest talks and workshops with media professionals.
  • Recent guest speakers include Mick Payne, Match of the Day producer; Tom Wall, TV producer for Channel 4, Channel 5 and Netflix; Jess Symons, MD at Ivy House Productions; Lorraine Heaton, Production Management, BBC Studios; Keanu Rattray, Digital Content Manager at FIFA; BBC Radio 1 hosts Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams; Station Sound Producer Matt Fisher; and Kiss FM’s Sam Darlaston.


Areas of study include:

  • Digital Design Skills
  • Making Images
  • Making Sound
  • Media Theory and Research
  • Reading the Screen
  • Becoming a Freelancer
  • Digital Cultures and Practices
  • Experimental Production
  • Future Digital Production
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Contemporary Practices and Debates in the Media
  • Research, Development and Industry
  • Sound, Image and Interaction
  • Special Project: Media Production
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Media Production (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS