Department of Media Production

Department of Media Production

The Department of Media Production is an incredibly collaborative, creative and industry-focused department. 

As the UK’s largest centre for professional media in Higher Education, we’re proud to be at the forefront of sustainable media practice, as well as fostering a culture of inclusivity and openness.

The department holds a Bronze Athena Swan Charter award which recognises our gender equality efforts. We are committed to promoting inclusive working practices and to providing an equitable working environment for both students and staff.

We are one of the very few full UK members of CILECT, a global network of the world’s top film and television schools, and as such we pride ourselves on the global outlook of our work with students.

Our courses

Educating media professionals since 1985, our courses enable you to work closely with other students in related disciplines in a way that mirror industry practice.

We’ve specifically designed our courses in collaboration with industry experts to ensure you graduate with all the necessary knowledge and skills required to work in professional Film, TV and other screen-based media.

Student opportunities

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Nerve Media

Whether you’re interested in radio, TV or magazine publishing, get involved with various writing and production opportunities.
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BIRSt Radio

Producing creative, innovative and interactive audio, BIRSt was the first UK student-run internet radio station.
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RedBalloon Productions is an award-winning professional production unit based at BU. RedBalloon offers paid work to second and final year students as well as graduates.

Industry links and accreditations

We prepare you for work in the ever-evolving media production sector, with employers valuing the practical approach we take to developing courses that not only reflect the realities of the current media landscape but also help shape the future of Film, TV and screen-based media. We work closely with a number of leading media organisations; find out more about some of our industry links and accreditations.

Our facilities

As a student within the department, you’ll have access to industry-standard facilities including a 200msq soundstage studio, green screen studio and two 4K TV studios. You’ll also have access to radio and foley studios, as well as video and sound post-production facilities and screening theatres. Explore our facilities on Talbot Campus.

More about the Media Production Department

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Meet the team

The Department of Media Production is home to a collaborative and innovative team of media practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. Together we support our students in developing and realising their career ambitions.
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Our research

The department leads on research in to Creative Practice (researching film, television, documentary, immersive media, screenwriting, photography, etc.), Production and Creative Industries Studies, Sustainable Media Practice and Media and Inclusivity. We are also home to the Experimental Media Research Centre (EMERGE).
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Guest speakers

We pride ourselves on our links with industry and our regular guest speakers, providing you with opportunities to learn from real-world professionals, including some of our very own alumni.