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Course summary

Success in the media industry means creating powerful products that communicate with their target audiences through a constantly evolving range of media platforms. This course gives you the skills and insider knowledge needed to make that success happen. Producing media content is an exciting, up-to-the-minute form of social communication, strongly influenced by cultural, economic and political factors. To create innovative, effective communications across a range of platforms, you must be able to combine media theory with practical production skills. 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 and research, 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. Why choose this course?

  • Access to a wide range of professional production equipment including broadcast-standard TV and radio studios, green screen and 360 production
  • Study with industry-experienced, research-active tutors
  • Explore the latest world-class research through the Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance (RIMAP)
  • Participate in and contribute to student festivals and competitions, building your experience and your portfolio
  • Develop portable skills in communications and team-working, increasing your employability
  • Benefit from a course that opens up careers in television production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media and PR


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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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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

Additional fee information

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Media Production with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS