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Staffordshire University

Digital Content Creation (with a Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: I768

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,E

AS

A,E

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 48 UCAS points

Extended Project

A*-E

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H6,H6,H6,H6

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

D*-P

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*-PP

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*-P

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D*,PP

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D*-P

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

D*D*,PP

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

D*-P

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

D*D*-PP

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

D*-P

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

PPP

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

D*-P

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Digital media

Our brand new digital content creation course aims to make you ultra-employable, teaching the most common and invaluable skills that modern employees need to survive and thrive in the content industry.

Digital content production covers everything from creative skills, to communications and video production. More importantly, these practical and theoretical skills are utilised in nearly every modern business, meaning that whatever and wherever your future passions lie, you’ll be equipped to contribute as a valuable employee. This course also allows you to tailor your assignments within a variety of specialisms should you wish. This will mean that in your final year of study you can also receive recognition of your specific skills:

Podcasting and Broadcasting
Journalism Technologies
Commercial Campaign Production
Digital Image and Sound
Digital PR
Digital Content Creation

This course will teach you to be an all-rounder in the office and studio environment, with modules covering subjects including copywriting, PPC and Google advertising, social media content production and planning and design skills. You will use the most up-to-date Adobe creative software, Google based applications, and social media interfaces, and learn intricate and practical skills that modern businesses crave.

What You’ll Do:

This course will give you the opportunities to manage content, written, visual and audio, for specific projects and campaigns. You will gain the invaluable technical and practical skills and capabilities to prepare you for content management and content production jobs of the future.

In your second year, you will have the choice to focus on a specialist area of digital content production. You have the choice to expand your knowledge in the production of podcasting and broadcasting, writing for a target audience in journalism technologies, managing technical content for digital campaigns, or the art or digital imaging, sound and PR.

Some areas of expertise that you will be able to develop and master are podcasting and radio streaming, multi-platform journalism technologies, digital PR and branded media as well as different online visual media.

There is an opportunity for you to take up a one-year industrial work placement between your second and third years of study. Our Workplace Learning Support Management team will assist you in securing a placement should you choose to take this opportunity to gain invaluable real-world experience.

During the Foundation Year you will gain confidence in relation to your academic skills and learn about the fundamentals of writing and content creation within media context as well as being introduced to some of the key technologies and theories that underpin digital content creation, production and management.

Modules

Year 0 (Foundation) Year Core: Ideas Generation and Problem Solving Production Skills Theory and Practice in media Team Project Year 1 Core: Media Production Skills 1 Multimedia Writing and Presenting Content Marketing Audio, Music and Podcasting Aesthetics and Visual Communication 3D Content creation Year 2 Core: Digital Storytelling Blogging and Social Media Non-fiction Film Production Content Writing Media Production Skills 2 Legal, Regulations and Ethics Year 3 Core: User Generated Content Live Streaming Interactive Content for Mobile and Web Final Year Project *This course is currently subject to final approval and so modular content is subject to change.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent

Department:

Computing and Digital Technologies

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.

75%
med
Digital media

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

79%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Mass communications & documentation

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

£22k

£22k

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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