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Media Production (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons)

Media Production (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons)

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

UCAS Code

M478

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Four years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    M478; Short form: BA/MPfe

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Do you want to explore digital 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

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

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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Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Approaches to Photography
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Scriptwriting for Production
  • Film and Media Theory
  • Web Fundamentals

Continued

  • Extended Media Project
  • Audio and Video Technologies
  • Self-images: Identities, Diaries and Documents
  • Introduction to Animation and Games
  • Sound recording and Design

Year 2

  • Contextual Studies
  • Television Studio Production
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production
  • Multimedia Production
  • Computer Graphics

Year 3

Compulsory:
 

  • Professional Practice
  • TV Production and Technology
  • Programme Design and Production

Plus 60 credits from:

  • Producing & Directing for TV
  • Sound Design and Production
  • Graphic Communication
  • Video Post-Production

Year 4

120 credits from:
 

  • Advanced Lighting Practice
  • Studio Engineering
  • Professional Practice For editors
  • Advanced TV Production & Technology
  • Enterprise, Development and Production
  • Research Project
  • Portfolio Projects
  • User Experience Design

 

Further Information

Media production

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 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.


What our students say ...

"The course itself gives me a great insight to the industry, giving me an idea of what I want to do when I leave UCLan."

Lucy Cattano - Media Production Student


Futureproof

This September the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries is offering Foundation students a unique opportunity to ‘Futureproof’ their ambitions and gain a National qualification free of charge as part of your studies.

Futureproof includes the PEARL qualification, a national GQAL accredited certificate, that will enable you to transfer key skills that can be taken forward into all areas of life, especially employment or further study.

The course will open doors for you with creative businesses and offers you extra coaching and access to high profile industry professionals. You will get additional support to help you recognise your strengths and apply them in creative work environments.

The five areas PEARL focuses on are, self-awareness, social skills, managing feelings, empathy and motivation.

Join us now to be a part of this innovative learning experience!


Handbook

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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 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 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.

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Opportunities

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.