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Creative Media

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A level Grades BCC- CCC accepted in Media, Art, English related courses.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

A minimum of 27 points will be required in addition to evidence of further experience or evidence of interest in Media.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in related subjects accepted.

T Level

M

Grade Merit is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Creative arts and design

BA Creative Media is designed to train up the next generation of content creators seeking to work at the cutting-edge of creative enterprise, digital production, and socially engaged, participatory media practice.

The Creative Media programme is a creative gateway to developing a broad range of media content creation skills, enabling progression into a growing and highly innovative content production sector.

Fulfilling your creative and entrepreneurial potential, students will have a range of opportunities to develop production skills across different digital and interactive media, developing an identity as commercially and socially engaged media professionals who understand where the opportunities for innovation and enterprise really are.

Want to learn how to effectively make the transition from media student to successful media professional?

In the final year, students will join Artswork Media, a professional production company and digital agency. Based at Paintworks, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter, this Bath Spa University-led company is run by students and creative media professionals. Students enrich their portfolios and employability prospects creating media for industry clients. Previous clients include Bristol Old Vic to Boomtown Music Festival.

BA Creative Media is ideal for aspiring:
• Content creators across media
• Creative directors and producers
• Media entrepreneurs
• Branded content producers

Students will have unique access to not only Artswork Media, but also the Media Industry Mentor programme and Centre for Media Research’s in-house Digital Media Hackathons and Industry Roundtable events, providing students with direct access to cutting-edge creative design workshops and media showcases where industry networks can be harnessed and new creative ideas implemented.

Modules

Year one -
Develop your skills. You’ll be introduced to ways of nurturing your creative thinking and problem-solving skills individually and in teams. You’ll develop your skills in audiovisual editing, interaction design and image manipulation. In your core module, we introduce you to ways of thinking about media texts and forms, audiences, and the industries and institutions in the media and creative sector. Brief-led projects bring together and showcase your skills and knowledge.

Year two -
Begin to specialise. Your core module introduces the practices and processes of commissioning work in the media industries. You’ll learn about employment opportunities and start to think about yourself as a budding media professional. Optional modules give you opportunities to explore specialisms including digital and interactive media production, experimental media and activism, short-form filmmaking, visual design, and media writing. All students work together to plan, budget and stage a media event.

Year three -
Join Artswork Media. Supported by tutors and media practitioners, you’ll work on a variety of independent projects and develop your professional identity and portfolio. An important part of Artswork Media is working with clients on live projects. Past clients include: Bristol Old Vic, Glastonbury Festival, the NHS, Rough Trade, The Big Issue Foundation and Boomtown Festival.

Assessment methods

Creative Media Practice assessments are all based around coursework. Throughout your time studying with us, you’ll work on a variety of independent and brief-led projects across different media. You’ll produce project reports, research journals and diaries, essays and portfolios.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Art, Film and Media

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Creative arts and design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Creative arts and design (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

58%
Library resources
62%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
29%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in creative arts and design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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