BSc (Hons) Professional Sound & Video (with Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeG3B5
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 4 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 48-72
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
Students in the TV production studio

Course Highlights

24/7

access to production studios

Professional

setting in the Centre for the Creative Industries, home to BBC Wales

 

Develop

a theoretical and practical understanding across a range of skills in audio production and and technology

Why choose this course?

Learn and work in a real production environment – this Professional Sound and Video course is developed in close collaboration with the BBC, Skillset and leading industry experts.

Students will:

  • focus on exploring current and emerging technologies applicable to still and moving image production and sound design for installations
  • engage in the day-to-day operation of the television studio and audio production facility
  • develop a theoretical and practical understanding across a range of skills in pre-production, production, post-production, audio design and live sound
  • use the university’s audio recording and television studio, exploring single and multi-camera filmmaking, lighting and acquisition for audio visual effects work
  • develop skills across disciplines and covers a broad range of technologies that will help in the development of a portfolio.
Working in the tv studio

Creative Media

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

Key course features

  • Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
  • The Centre for the Creative Industries supports work across a range of creative disciplines using the latest in television production technology.
  • Wrexham Glyndwr’s Television Studio 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.
  • There are two audio post-production studios in the Wall Studio and TV studio respectively.
  • Our graduates have collaborated with a range of local companies including NHS Wales, Wales Rugby League, Clwyd Theatre Cymru, BBC, Universal Music, QVC and Technicolor and other students have taken on freelance roles and formed their own production companies.
  • 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. The audio is catered for by use of Logic, Protools, MAX, MSP, Jitter and various bespoke 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

  • Creative Media Technology
  • Creative Media Applications 
  • Media, Identity, and Modern 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
  • Visual Effects
  • Theatre Technology
  • Advanced Studio (TV)
  • Research Methods
  • Recording Technology

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Post-Production
  • Client Collaboration
  • Media Delivery
  • Live Systems

 

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 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 and 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 galleries and audio installation.
  • Use of technology - this course gives a wide range of technological opportunity 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 graduated 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 and Funding section.

 

 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.

 

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our Accommodation section 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