If you see yourself as a storyteller, content producer and future leader of media consumption, then this course can help you develop the tools you’ll need. It focuses on helping you gain the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to become a media professional in a challenging and ever-changing industry.
Media Production is an industry-focused course with its core disciplines being film, audio production and digital media design, underpinned by scriptwriting. Students engage with each of these in their first year. The second year allows you to build on this as you learn to work across media forms and platforms in ways that reflect many of the changes that media industries are currently undergoing. By the third year you can specialise, and much of the focus is on your Graduate Production Project, a piece of work developed and made in whatever media form (or forms) you choose to work. This will give you a calling card on graduation to aid your success in this challenging but rewarding industry.
What’s more, the course is designed in dialogue with industry partners and aims to equip future media workers who are:
- Able to tell stories and communicate effectively through multiple media, and combinations of media, in a range of virtual and physical spaces
- Professionally competent, particularly in the creative uses of digital film, audio, and networked media
- Flexible and versatile, and are able to respond to the challenges and opportunities of structural and regulatory changes, new technologies, new convergences, and the shifting demands of clients and audiences
- Confident in exercising their moral agency as informed, critical and reflective practitioners.
The entire degree is assessed by coursework and you’ll receive regular feedback on your work to ensure you’re progressing appropriately. You'll have 24/7 access to production facilities and by the time you finish the course you’ll have the tools to position yourself as a rounded graduate on a career pathway of your choosing. To aid this journey you’ll develop a critical understanding of moving image production and digital media development, as well as audio and radio production.
91% of our final year students said they had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course – join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an open day.
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.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (including a 4-week placement) or 4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time
International Moving Image Society (IMIS)
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.
For September 2020 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.