Media Production BSc (Hons)

Media Production BSc (Hons)

School of Journalism, Media and Performance




Under- graduate



Foundation Entry Route

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study this degree.

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years. Part-time: Five years.

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    HP63; Short form: BSc/MedTec

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Do you want to explore media production and technologies across video, audio, graphics, multimedia and TV? If you aim to become a flexible and multi-disciplined media practitioner, then this practical course is perfect for you. Based in our state-of-the-art Media Factory, you’ll combine knowledge of technical systems and processes with an awareness of industry practice. You will have multiple opportunities to be creative, producing a body of work that will showcase the breadth of your diverse craft skills. Through engaging briefs, and with the support of caring and enthusiastic lecturers, you will develop the skills to help you launch your own career in media production.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

280 points at A2, General Studies accepted
Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Maths and English grade C
6.5 for International Students

Entry Requirements 2017/18

112 points at A2; General Studies accepted 
OCF BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
QCF BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access to Higher Education: 112 points
Pass International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28 Points
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English.
IELTS: grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

UCLan Open Day

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16 October 2016

Course at a Glance

Year 1

(120 credits) - all of these:

  • Interactive Media Production (20 credits)
  • Computer Graphics (20 credits)
  • Audio 1 (20 credits)
  • Video Production (20 credits)
  • Connections (20 credits)

And one of these:

  • Free Choice Elective (20 credits) OR,
  • Web Development (20 credits) OR,
  • TV Production (20 credits)

The table applies to full-time study. If studying part-time you can take up to four modules per year. Most students take around five years to complete a part-time degree course.

Year 2

(120 Credits) - these two modules:

  • Programme Design and Production (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice (20 credits)

And 80 credits from:

  • Audio 2 (20 credits)
  • Creative Programming (20 credits)
  • Dynamic Applications (20 credits)
  • Interactive Authoring (20 credits)
  • Interactive Design (20 credits)
  • Information Graphics (20 credits)
  • Page Layout for Design and Publishing (20 credits)
  • Learning Support in Media Production (20 credits)
  • Applied Video Production (20 credits)
  • Post Production Techniques (20 credits)
  • TV Production and Technology (20 credits)
  • Producing and Directing (20 credits)

Year 3

(120 credits) - at least ONE of the following three modules:

  • Advanced Lighting Practice (20 credits)
  • Enterprise Development and Production (40 credits)
  • Studio Engineering (20 credits)

And others (to total 120 credits (with the module/s chosen above) for the Year) from:

  • Advanced TV Production (20 credits)
  • Studio Engineering (20 credits)
  • Applied Functionality (20 credits)
  • Applied Graphics (20 credits)
  • Motion Graphics (20 credits)
  • Advanced Post Production (20 credits)
  • Advanced Lighting Practice (20 credits)
  • User Experience Design (20 credits)
  • Media Technology Single Project (20 credits)
  • Media Technology Double Project (40 credits)

Further Information

To learn more about our School and the range of courses within it, go to our homepage. If you’d like to learn more about the successes and awards experienced by our students, staff and alumni, visit our news page

We have excellent facilities in our purpose-built Media Factory, including a four-camera (broadcast quality) television studio with lighting rig and sound facility, non-linear edit suites, multi-track audio studio and dedicated multimedia computer suites with up-to-date media software.

We offer multiple opportunities to work on live briefs and client-based work and collaborate on cross-discipline projects with students on other courses, including acting, journalism and design – replicating what you’ll do upon graduation, in industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on overseas projects. Recently students have travelled to Kenya and Zambia, while in Year 2 you’ll have the chance to spend a semester in the USA.

Our multi-award winning teaching team is recognised for providing an excellent student experience and teaching and learning. Our lecturers have expertise and industrial experience in TV, radio, multimedia, photography and software development.

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Professional Accreditation

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This course is Industry Accredited by JAMES representing APRS, MPG and associate industry bodies. Accreditation of a course by relevant industry bodies provides assurance to students and employers of its potential and value.

The course is part of the new JAMES Integrated Learning Centre (ILC) at UCLan, which is one of only three in the country. The ILC encourages the development of student collaborations as well as working with other courses within the School of Film, Media and Performance, reflecting the way that the creative industries operate. Degree transcripts from this course will have mention of the JAMES accreditation, making our graduates stand out from the crowd and an attractive prospect for professional employment. More information is available on JAMES official website.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will learn through a combination of lecture and practical demonstrations followed by hands-on experience in order to develop knowledge and expertise. The School of Journalism and Media excels in facilities such as a four-camera (broadcast quality) television studio with lighting rig and sound facility, nonlinear edit suites, multitrack audio studio and dedicated multimedia computer suites with up-to-date media software.

Assessment includes practical assignments including video, audio and website production work, presentations, computer-based examination and report-writing. You will be expected to work in teams as well as being able to work independently.

English Regions Skills Review 2015

UCLan has received a special mention in the English Regions Skills Review 2015 for its investigative work in bridging the gap between education and the workplace. According to the Report:

The bond between education and the industry is far stronger in the regions. The links between the industry and colleges and universities are well forged and productive. Both sides are keen to work together . . . The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is investigating a Spark finishing school to concentrate on specific skills gaps identified by this research (and others) around production management (among others).

At the forefront of this is the ‘soap-in-a-week’ collaboration in which ITV Studios and UCLan are partnering up. Cast and crew from Emmerdale and Coronation Street will work with UCLan students from a host of courses to brainstorm ideas, storyline the first episode, script, rehearse, shoot and show it, all in five days. ITV will be there for guidance only and the idea and execution will be done entirely by the students. For further information on this story, to receive a copy of the English Regions Skills Review, or for more details about how UCLan is bridging the gap between education and the creative industries, contact Emma Speed on 01772 895959.


New ‘street’ created in Preston

Media production


Recent graduates have taken up roles such as vision mixer, camera operator, radio DJ, graphics operator, presentation scheduler, editor, compositor, and studio operative, for employers such as Al Jazeera, BBC, Ideal World TV, BT Sports, and Sky Sports.