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Whether you aspire to a career in the high-pressure world of journalism, want to create films or need the skills to develop, design or operate the latest broadcasting technology systems, the IYZ: Media is the perfect start.

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Media covers a huge range of subjects, from the highly practical to the theoretical. The IYZ gives you an excellent grounding in all aspects of Media and Communications study before you continue at DMU’s Leicester Media School, one of the UK’s leading centres for the creative industries. 

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You’ll build your own digital portfolio working on industry-standard equipment at DMU and gain a solid understanding of how the technology underpinning media production and broadcast works.

As well as the technical knowledge you will develop transferable skills such as project management, team working and problem solving. You can further develop your media experience by joining DMU’s award-winning student media team, DEMON Media which is open to all students.

Topics covered:

  • Create a digital portfolio to showcase your own work and ideas
  • Learn on industry-standard equipment
  • Develop new skills such as basic computing, animation and photography

Modules

Media Studies I

This module aims to introduce students to the key concepts underpinning the study of a range of media activities.  It considers the role and impact of the media in the context of the wider society through a study of the news media.  It also introduces students to the notion of textual theory and criticism.

Media Studies II

This module aims to broaden students' knowledge of critical and cultural theory and to develop their understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of film, TV production.

Researching and Recording Digital Arts

This module introduces you to digital arts as they are studied and experienced at the University.  You will be introduced to using Apple Macs to process animation and photography as you build your own digital portfolio.  Using computers and related software, you will explore your own ideas via lens-based media.  You will be encouraged to explore the potential of the digital arts to produce more experimental approaches within your own work and portfolio.  

Contextual Studies in Art, Design and Media

You will be able to develop an on-going critical understanding of contemporary, historical and cultural influences in which to inspire and inform their own practice. Included in this module will be study visits to major local and national museums and art galleries and you will compile a contextual logbook which forms a major part of the assessment.  A reflective notebook of processes and techniques encountered helps develop your understanding and positions your own work in a contemporary context.

Art, Design & Media Project I

This module is designed to help you create a project of visual, audio or written work, that reflects your continuation route in art, design or media, which could contribute to a larger portfolio appropriate for continuation to a degree programme at undergraduate level. You will develop elements of a range of basic skills which are pertinent to your degree programme.  These could include; drawing, painting, photography, digital arts, music technology or production, journalism, creative writing and 3D model making.  You will develop your ideas using sketchbooks or journal and will be used to develop the ability to record and evaluate your own practice.

Art, Design & Media Project II

This module is designed to build upon the skills acquired in Art, Design & Media I. You will create a project of lower intermediate level visual, audio or written work that reflects the your continuation route in art, design or media which could contribute towards a larger portfolio appropriate for continuation to your chosen undergraduate degree. As you will have previously experienced a structured approach to completing a project, this module allows you more academic independence.  

You will develop elements of a range of lower intermediate skills which are pertinent to your continuation degree route. These could include drawing, painting, photography, digital arts, music technology or production, journalism, creative writing, 3D installations and sculptures.  You will develop your ideas using sketch-books or journal and will be used to further develop the ability to record and evaluate your own practice.   

Additional module include:

  • Study Skills I (Introduction to DMU)
  • English for Academic Purposes

 

Undergraduate degree options 
Animation BA (Hons)
Audio and Recording Technology BSc (Hons)
Creative Music Technology BSc (Hons)
Creative Writing BA (Hons)
Film Studies BA (Hons)
Film Studies and Journalism BA (Hons) 
Film Studies and Media BA (Hons)
Game Art BA (Hons)
Graphic Design BA (Hons)
Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)
Journalism and International Relations BA (Hons)
Journalism and Politics BA (Hons)
Journalism and Media BA (Hons)
Media and Communication BA (Hons)
Media Production BSc (Hons)
Music Technology BSc (Hons)
Music, Technology and Performance BA (Hons)

 

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