Media Production BSc (Hons)

Media Production BSc (Hons) 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.



Reasons to study Media Production at De Montfort University (DMU):

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
    Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
  • 95% of our Media Production graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
    According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
  • Multi-million pound specialist facilities
    Our Creative Technology Studios feature a host of audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities
  • Work placement opportunities
    You will be supported by our Placements Team to apply for work experience; in the past, we have placed students at several local, national and international companies, including the BBC, and our students have worked on television programmes for ITV
  • Award winning student group, Demon Media
    Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the Demon Media group, including; The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous #DMUglobal trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

Media Production BSc (Hons) 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 productio across a range of video, image making, photography, audio and web formats.

A technical approach to media production is increasingly important, and this course ensures you enter the workplace with essential knowledge and practical skills in producing media content.


More courses like this:

Audio and Recording Technology BSc (Hons)

Film Studies BA (Hons)

Media and Communication BA (Hons)

Media Foundation

  • 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 complete our online enquiry form or 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 complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • 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

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

English language – 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
    This module introduces you to photography and video acquisition, digitisation, compression and storage.
  • Audio Capture and Processing
    Two 12-week segments introduce learners to the essentials of sound recording, processing and outputting: in audio production, microphone types and selection for specific tasks, to studio and location-based recording, and compositing in multi-track environments within Adobe Audition; prior learning is applied further within radio production, where learners gather real-world content using location equipment and radio studio facilities, before delivering material using RCS Zetta, DMU's industry-standard radio playout system
  • Social Media Innovation 
  • Multimedia 1 
    The module introduces animation and multimedia concepts for web based formats, including web design and publishing, and animation techniques

Second year

Core Modules

  • Television Studio Production
    The module provides an overview of television production systems, processes and standards. You will learn in our on-site television studios, gaining more hands-on experience in television production.
  • Video and Imaging Techniques
    This module explores the process of still and moving digital image production from the initial capture, through editing to display and distribution

Optional Modules

  • Social Media Innovation 
    This module explores the role of social media technology in contemporary media industries
  • Multimedia 2
    This module explores animation and time-based multimedia production for both web and disc-based format
  • Audio Recording and Production
    The audio recording studio is used in the creation of a range of ‘live’ recording scenarios, developing recording skills in the multichannel recording studio
  • Radio Studio Production 
    This module gives you the opportunity to develop audio recordings for radio, while learning about the principles, techniques and practices of radio production.  You will use our broadcast-standard radio production studios and get involved with Demon FM, our community radio station



Third year

Core Modules

  • Technology Project
    This module gives you the opportunity to undertake a self-managed project building on knowledge, experience and skills acquired during the course, with tutorial support

Optional Modules

  • Post-production for Video and Film 
    This module examines a range of techniques and issues associated with modern post- production, including digital compositing, incorporating CG, special effects, motion graphics and titles, and sound
  • Creative Image Production 
    In this module you will develop advanced photography skills and investigate a number of applications of imaging technology, for example, medical imaging, astrophotography, forensic science, security, entertainment etc
  • Television Documentary Production 
    In this module you will understand and develop the skills and techniques used in single-camera television production to create broadcast-ready programmes
  • Social Media Practice 
    In this module you will develop social media production skills through designing and creating products for use in a range of social media contexts
  • Multimedia 3
    This module explores advanced techniques in multimedia animation production for the Internet and disc-based formats.  Multimedia authoring software will be used to demonstrate advanced animation and multimedia techniques
  • Radio Location Production 
    In this module you will study the theory and practice of radio studio operation, the management of studio resources, the use and deployment of radio studio technologies, and the regulatory and legal framework related to the broadcast industry
  • Creative Media Entrepreneurship 
    This module gives you the opportunity to develop business and management skills as a producer of media content for the broadcast and online media industries

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. 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 multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios feature a host of industry standard video, audio and radio production suites and two fully equipped recording studios featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring.

The studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials and files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.

The film studios located in the Queens building makes available multi-camera, blue screen and green screen studios for all students on our media courses. The green screen and blue screen facilities enable students to create videos that take advantage of 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 and enables students to practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting and sound. The film studios also includes a full lighting setup and a viewing gallery so that cameras and presenters can receive direction from the students taking the role of a producer. Using live graphic overlays students can successfully replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.

Specifically, the facilities include:

  • Industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites
  • A suite of over 20 High-Definition (HD) video workstations, using the very latest industry-standard HD editing software
  • Television studios with HD video cameras, green-screen and virtual-studio capabilities
  • Two fully-equipped recording studios, featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring
  • Broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems
  • Audio and video laboratories with high specification test equipment for signal analysis
  • Fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display
  • A high-speed, high-definition, data backbone, enabling the integration of audio, video and computer-generated media projects Hybrid technologies, using the best of current analogue and digital media.

Media Production graduate tunes in to a new career

The range of skills and experience Ollie McGrath gained at DMU has helped set him up with a budding career in radio.

The Media Production graduate has landed a job as Assistant Producer at Global, a British media company which owns some of the country’s best-loved radio stations including Heart, Capital FM, Classic FM and Radio X.

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Opportunities and careers


Graduate Careers

Recent graduates are working in a wide range of careers such as: camera operators, producers, photographers, technical operators, broadcast engineers, graphic designers, video editors and producers, independent video company directors, television presenters and web designers. Companies include Endemol, Ideal World TV, Lime Pictures, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the BBC.



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.

Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).



Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.

They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.

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