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About this course

Graduate faster with this two-year, accelerated joint honours degree. Our philosophy, which is endorsed by the Media Industries, is that you will be best prepared for a career if you can develop and demonstrate the necessary technical skills of media production as well as a creative understanding of the theories and concepts of the communication industries. This course provides a broad skill based approach across a range of media. 

This new degree is being designed to launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation.

Broadcast Production

During this joint honours degree you will learn using our TV and radio studios, filming equipment and dynamic editing suites. This course will provide you with production skills for television and radio, along with opportunities to develop skills vital for a career in the media industry.

You will investigate areas such as outside broadcast, editing, lighting, scriptwriting, directing and more. You will have opportunities to express creative freedom during this course through creative projects and assignments.

Film Production

You will develop creative, practical and entrepreneurial skills which are vital in the film industry. You will focus on a diverse range of filmmaking practices, including film for the cinema, web and DVD/ Blu-ray media.

You will explore both theory and production of drama and documentary, taking advantage of our TV studio and filming equipment. This degree can provide a foundation for a career in film direction, production, or editing.

£2,000 Bursary

A limited number of cash bursaries up to £2,000 are available to eligible new undergraduates in their first year. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our Finance webpage.

Fees

FEE COST
Fee Per Year £8000

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a variety of staff in a series of practical lecturers and workshops, with supporting contextual lectures.

What modules are covered?

Level 4

  • Sight, Sound and Narrative 
  • Production Skills 1 (Camera and Sound)
  • Academic Skills 
  • Post Production 1
  • TV Production 1 
  • Radio Production 1
  • Film Production 1 
  • Short Film Production 

Level 5

  • Critical Ideas in Narrative and Style 
  • Media Business 
  • Production Skills 2 (Cinematography and Sound Design) 
  • Post Production 2 
  • TV Production 2 
  • Radio Production 2 
  • Film Production 2 
  • Promotional Music Video 

Level 6

  • Final Major Production 
  • Global Media 
  • TV Production 3
  • Radio Production 3 
  • Film Production 3 
  • Critical Analysis of Broadcast and Film 

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

• Assessed practical work
• Assessed coursework / assignments
• Formal examination
• Practical examination
• Project report
• Project presentation
• Formative assessment through assignment work feedback

Professional Recognition
Graduates of media from University Centre Farnborough are widely recognised by industry in terms of their employability, professionalism and ability to cope with the demands of working in the creative media industries. Students achieving degrees are employed across a wide range of media sectors at many of the largest and most respected organisations in the UK

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Progression

What Next?

Employability
University Centre Farnborough is committed to delivering programmes that enhance the employability of our students by equipping them with the essential skills valued by employers. The College has always had a strong vocational and professional focus, effective links with industry and employs a range of strategies to ensure that our graduates are ready to enter the world of work.

Other information
The skills you learn will enable you to turn your ideas into creative and innovative projects and productions. You will develop your ability to work in groups, both as part of a team and leading a team. The skills you gain (depending on your choice of modules) will include cinematography, editing, lighting, scriptwriting, directing, producing, news, magazine programmes, drama, documentary, radio, writing journalistic copy and web/social media skills. In your final year you will produce your own major project. During this course you will be working in a professional environment developing your skills in a dedicated multi-camera TV studio, video editing suites, newsrooms and radio studios. The course has strong links with the industry and you will be supported by tutors who are currently working within the media. On completion of the course you will have developed production skills, knowledge of professional practice and an academic understanding of media production.
 

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

Applicants must have a portfolio of creative work showcasing their current design and creative skills and experience in a creative subject.

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS websiteVisit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'. 
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are seperate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - BPF1

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s). Relevant evidence of work experience and CPD and successful interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

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