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BA (Hons) Media Production

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  • UCAS Code:
    PH10
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Develop a range of media production techniques across multiple platforms and engage with and reflect on developments in all aspects of the creative sector on this industry-focused course. Scholarship and critical thinking will underpin everything that you do here while using the practical strands as a foundation for experimentation and professionalism. 

You’ll work with many forms of moving image, audio, platform and experience development – from script, fiction and factual moving image and audio, radio, web and app development, to live projection mapping exhibition and all things post-production. You’ll have the toolkit to engage with a range of industries – both traditional (TV, film, radio), online (social media, on-demand, live) and more. During your studies, you’ll also work with real clients, creating artefacts that impact and enhance the world around you. Whether you’re looking to work with the big brands, build your own media start-up or produce for local businesses, we’ll equip you with the skills needed to help you kick-start your career.

  • Access brand new specialist facilities including kit, post-production suites, and a sound stage
  • You’ll be professionally competent across a range of disciplines including film, audio production and platform development
  • Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in the Netherlands, Norway or Turkey
  • Learn from practising professionals and researchers and benefit from their industry connections through guest speakers and workshops
  • Make invaluable industry connections during a four-week or 30-week work placement
  • Specialise on your Graduate Production Project, allowing you to develop a piece of work in whichever media form that suits your career aspirations, giving you the calling card to the industry upon graduation
  • Make friends and colleagues for life. Your professional network starts in the seats around you here. We have many networking nights and competitions to build your portfolio
  • Have fun! Media is an exciting, ever-changing field. You will be joining a community of support and encouragement. This is a fresh start and first step towards a tough but rewarding life in the creative industries.

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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment 

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 454kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

You could even choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

RedBalloon opportunities

RedBalloon Productions is an award-winning professional production unit based in the Media and Communication Faculty at BU. RedBalloon offers paid work to second and final year students and graduates, including opportunities for editors, production managers, sound assistants and runners, a great way to enhance your CV with professional credits and networking. Students work alongside professional crew and for a wide range of clients from local charities to national organisations such as The National Trust, Exeter Cathedral and Bournemouth Courts of Justice.

Read about some recent projects our students have been working on. 

Visit the RedBalloon website to find out more

Your application

For BA (Hons) Media Production, we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for media production (particularly in relation to digital film, radio, and/or networked media)
  • Demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Display an interest in, and intelligence about, the media industry
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This course has been designed to develop the storytellers, content creators and media producers of the future and you’ll be well-equipped to enter the fast-paced media environment once you complete your degree. Our alumni work in the radio, television and interactive media industries, giving you plenty of career options once you graduate.

The placement you undertake as part of your course will give you the opportunity to network and make valuable connections in the industry that can help you find a job once you complete your studies.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Fleur N'Doye

I didn't know what path I wanted to take in the future and I felt that the media production course would allow me to explore more options - I felt that by the end of the course I would have the grounds to enter any job that took my interest.

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Richard Wallis

The course prepares students for fast-changing media industries where traditional boundaries between different media are shifting.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.