Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.
Is this course right for me?
Are you looking for a dynamic and creative career? Would you like to play a part in producing the next big TV show? This course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills, allowing you to pursue a range of jobs in the media industry.
This Honours Degree is a varied course covering a range of key topics. It provides a broad insight into media and television production, but also allows you to specialise in the areas that interest you.
The course is designed to help you gain employment in the media industry. It does this by developing both your creativity and your practical skills. It caters to all levels of experience, so don't worry if you lack a background in media – you will be taught the skills you need.
Throughout the course you will have access to the College's outstanding facilities, including the dedicated TV Production Studio, Sound Recording Studio, Multimedia Lab and high-spec video cameras. You will also learn how to use up-to-date, industry standard software such as AVID, Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop. Most importantly, you will be taught by tutors with the knowledge to help you achieve your goals.
You will complete a number of projects during the course, including promotional videos, multi-camera productions and post-production animation. You will also complete your final project, in which your skills and enthusiasm will help you create an impressive piece of work. A final showcase will exhibit all the showreels and major projects to an invited audience, consisting of industry professionals as well as your friends and family.
When you graduate, you will have learnt skills and techniques needed by the media industry. The industry is currently growing in North Wales and North West England, so you will have opportunities in this area as well as further afield.
More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.
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More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.
Additional costs may be associated with the following:
- materials for independent study
- external visits such as to museums or exhibitions
- software to be able to work from home
- access to materials for evaluation and analysis
- Foundation Degree (FdA) Broadcast Media Production or equivalent Level 5 qualification
- Good proficiency in Welsh/English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
- Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible above should have been taught and assessed in Welsh/English
- For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 4: IELTS 5.5 or higher (with no element less than 5.0)
- For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5: IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no sub-part less than 5.5).
All places are subject to satisfactory interview.
The course is delivered through a blend of the following:
- Interactive lectures
- Employment-based modules
- Guest speakers
- Student centred learning
- Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)
Learning is participative, informal and full of opportunities for individual exploration and creativity. Industrial placement may also form part of the course.
- Full-time: 1 year, 2 days per week (typically 9am – 5pm)
- Part-time: 2 years, 1 day per week (typically 9am – 5pm)
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The course is assessed through a blend of the following:
- Individual portfolios
- Case studies
- Group reports
- Group presentations
Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.
This course can lead to employment in a range of organisations as well as opportunities for further study. Other graduates choose to enter employment and begin their careers in the media industry.
Media production practitioners operate within television, photography, film, radio, web, graphics, games design, animation, multimedia, post-production, journalism and other areas.
Additional campus/course information:
The course consists of the following modules:
Dissertation (40 credits) This is the core of the honours degree year and worth 40 credits. The topic of this dissertation would be your own choice, you decide your own line of research and investigation.
Group Project (40 credits) A practical module allowing you to work as a production team demonstrating professional values. You can for example produce a short film, photographic exhibition, live event or create a game. Whatever your specialism within media, this module will help you achieve your own self-directed project.
Media Ethics (20 credits) This module looks at moral principles and codes such as copyright and creative commons and the way news media can be influenced by politics. The module also looks at historical, contemporary and future application of technology, cross-media elements and the ethical questions new technology raises.
Enterprise and Professional Practice (20 credits) This is an individual practical module that will involve working to an industry brief. You will work and liaise with industry to complete a live project.