Full-time: Three years. Part-time: Five years.
HP63; Short form: BSc/MedTec
Preston (Campus code: U)
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.
104 points at A2; General Studies accepted
OCF BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
QCF BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access to Higher Education: 104 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 requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
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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 later on 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.
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.
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.
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:
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
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
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 Journalism, 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.
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.