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

Contact UCLan

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

Our Facilities

Photography Scanning Suite | Video Editing Suites | Studio Theatres | Media Factory

Exterior Film Set

Recording Studios

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

Industry Links

cJAM: Media

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate media students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event. cJAM shakes-up the traditional career fair format and gives UCLan students face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals all of whom have come to the event with the offer of valuable work placement opportunities. The cJAM event format consists of four main components:

  • Students hear from keynote industry speakers who share their personal career journey and how they got to where they are now.
  • The industry Q&A session allows students to ask questions to gain further advice and insight.
  • Informal networking opportunities during the breaks and lunch.
  • The key element of cJAM is the giant speed pitching session. The students have eight minutes one-to-one time to pitch to selected industry guests to try and win a placement. Students can choose to pitch an idea, their reasons for wanting a placement with that particular company or to showcase their enthusiasm, skills and talent. Immediately following the pitching session, placements are decided on and the event closes with all the winning students being presented with their placement awards.

In 2018, there were four cJAM events and a total of 320 placements were awarded. All of which enabled our students to establish credible links in line with their career aspirations. To find out more about cJAM: Media, see the video and press release.

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.