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Media Production

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Media production

Media Production BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills needed to follow a leadership role as a designer and producer within the creative and media Industry. Media Production enables you to learn the technical and practical skills sought after by employers, as well as teaching you about the tools and techniques used in industry. We have a strong focus on employability, with 95% of our Media Production graduates from summer 2017 in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.
The course covers a number of themes including: multimedia animation production, social media, video and imaging techniques, audio production, radio production, television production and 3D modelling and animation. As part of this course you will have access to De Montfort University’s industry standard Creative Technology Studios providing you with valuable experience in a professional environment. You will also have the opportunity to contribute work to our award-winning student-led Demon Media, giving you the opportunity to develop your practical skills through The Demon magazine, Demon FM community radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website. One of our students, Natasha Macmanard, praised the facilities, teaching and relevance of the course, and managed to land a placement at the British Film Institute (in association with BAFTA) alongside her studies. She said: “I have always enjoyed using cameras, and this course has opened my mindset of this; broadening my knowledge. I am only in my second year and I’m already aspiring to create my own productions to a professional standard.”

Modules

First year
• Image capture and processing
• Audio Capture and Processing
• Social media and technology
• Multimedia I

Second year
Core modules
• Television Production
• Video and imaging techniques

Optional modules
• Social media production
• Multimedia II
• Principles of audio production
• Radio production
Third year
Core modules
• Technology project

Optional modules
• Post-production for video and film
• Advanced imaging technology
• Advanced television production
• Advanced social media production
• Multimedia III
• Advanced radio production
• Creative media entrepreneurship

Assessment methods

Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, group work, practical laboratory sessions and self-directed study.
The television production modules are taught with external partners from the broadcast industry, covering topics including television systems and workflow, studio practice and the television gallery, cameras, sound and lighting. In the final year, you will work on a practice-based project enabling you to capitalise on your skills and experience. You will normally attend 12–16 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and can expect to undertake at least 20–25 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.
You will normally attend 13-17 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 20-25 further hours per week of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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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.

72%
med
Media production

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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

75%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
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?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

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.

Media studies

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
98%
high
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
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.

Media, journalism and communications

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

£21k

£21k

£20k

£20k

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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