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Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    P390

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

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Overview


This practice-based course will give you a wide range of experience and a greater understanding of media production across a number of genres such as drama and documentary. You will be able to combine these studies with another area of interest through a Joint Honours degree. Joint honours degrees allow you to study two subjects. You can study them both equally, or focus on one more than the other, creating a major/minor split.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 25/05/2021

Highlights


Course Content


  • Our Media Production and Moving Image course will help you to become a multi-faceted media professional, comfortable with contemporary production skills and processes, and able to think creatively and critically.

    You will start by studying a broad range of media before specialising for your final year. Although there is a practical emphasis for this course, you will also learn contemporary theories and approaches to media forms, audiences and industries. The course is designed to enable you to play a full role in the modern digital media world through the experience you will gain and the portfolio of work you will produce.

    Methods of Learning

    Teaching will take the form of lectures, seminars, workshops, and self-directed study.

    Assessments

    You will be assessed through practical projects, essays and other written assignments, seminar presentations, pitches, and some examinations.

      • Module code: MED1067
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to allow students to explore the following editorial technical and production roles and processes: Studio Directing Vision Mixing Floor management Studio Camera Operation Audio Supervision Autocue Operation Presenting Script Supervision and the role of the Producer.
      • Module code: MED1081
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is for students to gain basic skills and an understanding of single camera production. The module will consider how these techniques have developed in relation to cinematic story-telling. The latter half of the module will concentrate on managing sound acquisition for in-the-field sound recordings.
      • Module code: MED1082
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of the importance of digital and social media platforms and the relationship to audiences as well as making considerations of regulations in this area. Students will explore key concepts underpinning digital content while developing creative industry skills.
      • Module code: MED1083
        Status: Compulsory
        This module concentrates on single/multi camera production techniques exploring industry best practice as applied to the production of location/studio based Film/Television Drama Series. Students will work as film crews producing a series written by the students.
      • Module code: MED1084
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to examine how media products are created delivered promoted and received across a range of increasingly convergent formats (TV Film Online Video-games) thereby encouraging students to consider the numerous factors that influence the media with which they engage on a day-to-day basis.
      • Module code: MED1085
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce students to key debates around creative thinking and production and examine writing about media within the context of production and reception.
      • Module code: MED2054
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to examine and analyse the technical and aesthetic aspects of UK and US TV drama e.g. narrative mise-en-scene sound and lighting performance shot construction.
      • Module code: MED2056
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of the working practices of writing scripts for media fiction via the development of a series of scripts and related artifacts relevant to the contemporary media fiction landscape.
      • Module code: MED2078
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to prepare for the dissertation and/or practical dissertation at Level 6 and to aid professional development and employability by familiarising students with a range of research in academic and professional environments.
      • Module code: MED2092
        Status: Compulsory
        This module will allow students to apply the technical and creative skills acquired in year one in creating an independent piece of work culminating in a short film production. Outlines will be assessed for viability both creatively and practically. The most successful ideas will then be produced into short films.
      • Module code: MED2094
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to create a mutually supportive space?a community of practitioners?for exploring and engaging with creative conceptual and experimental film forms that are primarily made for artistic rather than commercial reasons.
      • Module code: MED2107
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to provide a broad survey of key developments in the analysis of moving image media principally via the examination of different approaches to visual narrative the artistic cultural and ideological implications of particular styles and structures and modes of production.
      • Module code: MED2108
        Status: Designate
        This module provides an opportunity for students to research plan produce negotiate and stream agreed studio project. Legal and copyright issues will form an essential part of critical and practical understanding of new methods of production and distribution via internet technologies.
      • Module code: MED2109
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to engage students in understanding and critically analysing the work of independent single-camera documentary video makers and exploring non-fiction video-making through their own practice.
      • Module code: MED2111
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to investigate the main critical themes and issues that arise from the study of international cinema and screen cultures regarded in terms of representation as well as the political and economic contexts of film production.
      • Module code: MED2115
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is primarily to make students skilled in the application of non-linear editing and enhancement software(s) encouraging them to consider how such techniques and effects can be utilised in both the creative planning of productions as well as in post-production refinement and delivery.
      • Module code: MED3017
        Status: Designate
        This module examines the role of television within an increasingly globalised media economy analysing the relationship between television production marketing and distribution on one hand and the rise of global media conglomerates seeking international audiences on the other.
      • Module code: MED3046
        Status: Designate
        Students are encouraged to engage with the commercial world and to work in teams that replicate industrial practice for the production of 'promotional' material. The emphasis is on group development of ideas and working in groups creating TV commercials and longer short form promotional films for the industry.
      • Module code: MED3047
        Status: Designate
        This module provides an opportunity for students to research plan produce negotiate and stream `live? an agreed major project with a particular focus on legislation copyright production and distribution. Students will develop their portfolio of work and `showcase? a project as part of a studio based production group.
      • Module code: MED3052
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to form a small production team research an appropriate Northamptonshire based community project in need of Media Production or Creative Industry support then negotiate document and deliver a Community Impact Initiative.
      • Module code: MED3053
        Status: Designate
        Under the guise of `entertainment? Hollywood films reflect comment upon and actively help shape our understanding of wider social and cultural realities. The purpose of this module is hence to examine Hollywood filmmaking since the 1980s to present day as a response to these changing social and cultural realities.
      • Module code: MED3054
        Status: Designate
        This module explores the routes to gainful employment opportunities available within the creative sector through setting up or working in a limited company Social Enterprise or as a Freelancer. Students will develop and reflect on their professional identity and transferable skills supporting their chosen career path.
      • Module code: MED3056
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to examine conventions structures and cycles of `cult? media and how such media relates to social and cultural concerns and contexts.
      • Module code: MED4031
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to allow students to develop at length a particular interest from the area of media production and screen studies resulting in a practical production and a written dissertation.
  • Our Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production Joint Honours has some great combinations so you can tailor your degree to your ambitions. Here are the following course combinations available to you:

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    Additional costs
    • Printing costs: £50+ per year
    • External hard drive to store material: £50
    • Travel to film shoots: no more than £50 over the three years
    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £12,900
    Additional costs
    • Printing costs: £50+ per year
    • External hard drive to store material: £50
    • Travel to film shoots: no more than £50 over the three years

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • Since 2013 we have invited creative industry guest speakers to share invaluable knowledge and insights with our students about the reality of working life after University. See below the 2016 Subject Futures Week video, which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who visited.

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