About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to various types of media, both in theory and practice, and will develop an understanding of the skills and concepts required by the creative industries. You’ll explore historical approaches towards images and the social power they embody and will undertake an individual or group project to produce work that reflects the culture of 'image'.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Media BA (Hons) degree.
We will equip you with the tools, skills and experience to become a practitioner, researcher and analyst of media and culture, as well as being a confident presenter of your own ideas.
You will have the opportunity to become a proficient media producer across a range of online platforms, using multiple skills in image creation; interactive and transmedia storytelling; imagineering and visualisation, all within the context of professional and creative practice.
In your final year, you will apply these skills across major projects in research and production. You’ll have the freedom to pursue areas and ideas which interest you, showcasing your creative, practical and academic abilities.
Real-world experience will be at the heart of your university experience, preparing you for graduate career success. You will complete professional work placements as part of your degree, working on live and challenging media projects with employers from the media industry.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are professional practitioners with broad and extensive experience and are currently active in the media industry.
- Use the latest industry-standard equipment in our fully equipped and purpose-built Media Centre.
- Launch yourself into the job market and join our alumni working in the worlds of television, film, marketing, social media, PR and more, with a portfolio of assignments, projects and industry experience that will showcase your abilities, creativity and professionalism.