BA (Hons) Media Production (with Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeMPFY
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 4 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 48-72
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
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Course Highlights

24/7 access

to production studios

Opportunities

to gain industry work experience

Location

based in Creative Industries building, home to BBC Wales

Why choose this course?

Learn and work in a real production environment – this Media Production course is developed in close collaboration with leading industry experts.

The course:

  • includes a foundation year to prepare you for further study
  • focuses on exploring current and emerging technologies applicable to still and moving media production
  • engages students in the day-to-day operation of the production facility, extending student participation beyond the lecture theatre
  • centres around the use of the university’s media and television studios where students explore media production for various markets and platforms, in addition to lighting and acquisition for visual effects work
  • is designed to teach and develop skills across disciplines and covers a broad range of technologies that will help in the development of your own portfolio.
  • will allow students to develop a theoretical and practical understanding across a range of skills in pre-production, production and post-production. 
Working in the tv studio

CreativeMedia

Discover more about our Creative Media courses and facilities from our staff and students.

Key course features

  • The Centre for the Creative Industries supports work across a range of creative disciplines using the latest in television production technology.
  • Glyndwr’s Television Studio, which features 4K and High Definition cameras and equipment and multi-camera control room.
  • Students lead Glyndwr.tv live sessions, streamed live and featuring a mixture of high profile as well as local bands and performers.
  • Our graduates have collaborated with a range of local companies including NHS Wales, Wales Rugby League, Clwyd Theatre Cymru and numerous local organisations and productions.
  • Past graduates have gone on to work with media companies such as the BBC, Universal Music, QVC and Technicolor and other students have taken on freelance roles and formed their own production companies.
  • Previous Creative Industries events at the University have included Ffresh Student Moving Image Festival of Wales and an annual Creative Futures networking event.
  • The IT facilities form a core part of course delivery, introducing a range of Non Linear Editing software such as Final Cut, Premiere and AVID as well as colour correction, compositing and 3D packages. These IT facilities are also open access and are available to students in order to develop their skills.

What you will study

Each year of the programme is designed to introduce new concepts, skills and theories and progression to the next level will leverage and develop core skills in a cumulative way.

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

MODULES

  • Studio Essentials
  • Media Communcation 
  • Media Culture
  • Personal Project
  • The Skills You Need
  • Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

  • Introduction to Audio Skills
  • Introduction to Screen Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Creative Futures 1 (Employability Portfolio)
  • Stock Media Asset Design
  • Media Production

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

  • Studio Production Standards
  • Scriptwriting and Storytelling
  • Visual Effects
  • Audio for Screen Media
  • Creative futures
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Story Telling

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Post-Production
  • Client Collaboration
  • Creative Futures
  • Emergent Media Techniques

 

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

The academic requirements for the degree are for at least 48-72 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account

Teaching & Assessment

There is a range of assessment methods used for this course including creating music productions, essays, work-based learning, portfolios, reports and presentations.

In addition to lectures and workshops, students on this course are encouraged to explore this vital facility for their own projects to enhance and support learning and development.

All assessments are project-based.

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 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 Services 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 broadcast industries. You will develop a variety of skills that will enhance your employability, including skills in:

  • Research -we have students who have progressed into FE and HE teaching, also taking research degrees.
  • Communication - students have taken careers within radio stations, galleries and audio installation.
  • Use of technology - this course gives a wide range of technological opportunities with skills that transfer across a range of creative areas.
  • Ability to collaborate - we have placed students at major festivals in Europe
  • Project design and management

Careers opportunities include:

  • 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 Post Production 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.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are TBC.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

 

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

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