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Media Production BSc (Hons)

Master the technical foundations and practical skills needed for a role in digital broadcasting or social media production across a range of video, image-making, photography, audio and web formats. 

Available in Clearing. Call (0116) 257 7000 or WhatsApp on 07970 655 800 to secure your place

Overview

Watch: Programme Leader Simon Walsh discusses the expert teaching students receive on the Media Production course at DMU.


Whether it’s TV, video, radio, or social media content, technology has led the media industry to develop a focus on digital and technical mediums and formats.

Media Production is an industry-focused course, which provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills required for a career in a rapidly changing media landscape, enabling you to pursue roles in industries such as advertising, TV and radio production, journalism and PR.

Teaching modules include image capture and processing, audio recording and production, television documentary production, radio location production, creative media entrepreneurship and social media innovation.

Key features

  • 95% of our summer 2017 graduates from this course are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17). Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles at leading companies such as Endemol, Ideal World TV, Lime Pictures, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the BBC.
  • Benefit from specialist facilities, including audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, standalone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, as well as blue and green screen studios.
  • Boost your career prospects by undertaking a work placement. Previous Media Production students have taken part in live filming on campus for Channel 4 and worked at the BBC and ITV.
  • Learn from opportunities for valuable hands-on experience by joining a range of student societies such as the award-winning Demon Media group, and contribute to its magazine, radio station, TV station and website.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Media Production students recently learned about Berlin’s fascinating media history on a trip to the city, took part in documentary film production in Bali and went behind the scenes at New York’s NBC Studios.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: P310

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information, call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: P310

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information, call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, or 
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM 

Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ points

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

 

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

International Students

If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

First year

  • Image Capture and Processing
  • Audio Capture and Processing
  • Social Media Innovation 
  • Multimedia 1 

Second year

Core Modules

  • Television Studio Production
  • Video and Imaging Techniques

Optional Modules

  • Social Media Innovation 
  • Multimedia 2
  • Audio Recording and Production
  • Radio Studio Production

 

Third year

Core Modules

  • Technology Project

Optional Modules

  • Post-production for Video and Film
  • Creative Image Production
  • Television Documentary Production
  • Social Media Practice
  • Multimedia 3
  • Radio Location Production
  • Creative Media Entrepreneurship

Teaching

Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, group work, practical laboratory sessions and self-directed study.

The television production modules are taught with external partners from the broadcast industry, covering topics including television systems and workflow, studio practice and the television gallery, cameras, sound and lighting. In the final year, you will work on a practice-based project enabling you to capitalise on your skills and experience.

Assessment

You will normally attend 12–16 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and can expect to undertake at least 20–25 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

You will normally attend 13-17 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 20-25 further hours per week of directed independent study and assignments as required.

 

Facilities and features

Creative Technology Studios

Our multimillion-pound Creative Technology Studios feature industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites and fully equipped recording studios with facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials.

The film studios have multi-camera, blue and green screen studios so that students can create videos that use colour keying to merge video with computer graphics, stock video and still images.

The multi-camera studio replicates the most common setup for TV studios so students can practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting, and sound. The film studios also include a full lighting setup and students can use live graphic overlays to replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.

We also have a suite of workstations with HD editing software, broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems and audio and video laboratories with high-specification test equipment for signal analysis.

Students have access to fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display.

Library and learning zones

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.

More flexible ways to learn

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.

UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures.

This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

Work placements are offered as part of this course through #DMUworks, and can boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your chances of gaining a graduate level job.

We have links with organisations both in the UK and internationally, and the placements team can help you find a placement to suit your interests and aspirations.

Media Production students at DMU have taken part in work experience placements at a number of local and national companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, The National Physical Laboratory, 508 Kings Road Gallery and Bosch.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Media Production students have visited Prague to explore challenges faced by the media in the Czech Republic and another group got to see some of New York’s most famous programmes being recorded on a tour of NBC Studios. Students also explored how state-run media works in Eastern Europe on a trip to Hungary.

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Graduate careers

Media Production is an industry-focused course which provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills needed to gain a leading role in digital broadcast or social media production across a range of video, image making, photography, audio and web formats.

Graduates from this programme work in a wide range of careers such as camera operators, producers, photographers, technical operators and broadcast engineers.

Past students have also gone on to work as graphic designers, video editors and producers, independent video company directors, television presenters and web designers. The companies they’ve gone on to work for include Endemol, Ideal World TV, Lime Pictures, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the BBC.

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