MA Creative Media Production

Course details

  • Year of entry 2023
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
Students in the TV production studio

Course Highlights

Gain

professional media industry credits

Extensive

industry work experience opportunities 

Location

based at the Creative Industries Building, home to BBC Wales

Why choose this course?

We are unique in that we can offer you extensive work experience opportunities which include leading some areas of the media projects that pass through our media production spaces. This degree will enable you to develop your skills to Masters level and gain academic credit for activities that are going to support your career development including:

  • work experience
  • team leadership
  • self-promotion materials
  • advanced media production skills

Key course features

  • Learn Advanced Media Production Skills including some coding and programming
  • Develop research skills to a level where PhD might be a progression option 
  • Opportunities to study industry led curricula e.g. Avid, Adobe and Glyndwr
  • Excellent media production spaces
  • Supportive and expert staffing
  • Develop assessment artefacts that will be useful for the next stage of your career

What you will study

MODULES

  • Creative Research Methods (Core): Advanced academic research skills module
  • Industry Collaboration (Core): Collaborating with the industry module
  • Digital Media Techniques (Sound - Core to Sound Pathway only): Sound specialist advanced media production skills module
  • Digital Media Techniques (Music - Core to Music Pathway only): Music specialist advanced media production skills module
  • Digital Media Techniques (Screen - Core to Screen Pathway only):  Screen specialist advanced media production skills module
  • Professional Studies (Core): pofessional skill development and presentation module
  • Media Project (Core): opportunity to develop an industry media production portfolio of production artefacts

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Ideally a 2.2 undergraduate degree in a Media production related course. The selection process may also involve interview and portfolio review of media work. In the absence of a first related degree, selection will be based on interview regarding prior industry / media experience and a review of an existing portfolio of work.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching delivery will be synchronous and asynchronous activities including Lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorial based activities and work placement activities.

Assessments include opportunities to demonstrate written and oral presentations skills, create media production tools and outputs, and also demonstrate leadership and team working skills. (Essay, Report, Blogs, Portfolio of work, interactive online industry facing CV document.

Teaching and Learning

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

This course will give you the training and expertise to work within one of the many exciting areas of the media industry. With extensive work experience opportunities available on this course, you will be ready for a variety of careers in the professional media industry, depending on your chosen pathway, including:

  • Broadcasting: We have a range of successful broadcasters working for national companies in pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Video Production: Establishing their own or working for independent producers on a variety of projects for a wide range of clients.
  • Post-production: Video editing and compositing skills are developed throughout the degree and offer a strong foothold for VFX and other Postproduction roles.
  • Photography: Image capture, both still and video is at the heart of the curriculum and students have gone on to produce a range of photographic work.
  • Production and Studio Management: Many opportunities exist for graduates to use their skills for project management and other client commissions.
  • Touring Sound: Front of House or Monitor Engineering, Systems Engineering, Stage Management, Instrument Technicians, Stage Technicians, Self-employed operators.
  • Event Management: Festivals, Small/Large scale venue management, Tour managing
  • Audio Visual Technicians: Freelance, Corporate and also educational paths
  • Theatre: Stage Technicians, Lighting designers, electricians, stage management
  • Research and development: The course has proved to be a strong base for students progressing onto research degrees. Because of the high level of technical expertise it has also enabled students to work in research and development roles for major audio companies.
  • Teaching: We have many graduates working in Further and Higher education as well as primary and secondary schools.
  • PhD study is also a possible progression route

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MA Creative Media Production are full time £5,940 and part time £2,975

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding section. 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section