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Media Production (Top-Up)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification

You need to have either a HND, Foundation degree, Equivalent to an Advanced Diploma or a 3 Year Diploma in a relevant subject When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you have already studied so that we can make sure that the qualifications is compatible with the top-up programme

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Media production

**In this practical course, you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality media production work to impress potential employers.**

**Why choose this course?**
If you want to create compelling Digital Media be that TV, radio, print or online products, the possibilities are endless on this course. We’ll help you develop original, challenging and inspired work which will get you noticed in a fast-moving world where new media platforms are constantly evolving. This innovative programme has been designed to support you in developing professional skills in both media production and content creation. The course will prepare you to take on a wide range of different roles within an ever-changing media landscape and media industry, dealing with the development of digital content for both traditional and convergent media platforms.

**Is this course for you?**
This is a practical course so a significant proportion of your learning and assessment will be project-based. You will be given a wide variety of briefs which set out a problem, situation and context, and you will need to respond to these with creative and considered solutions. This may involve animation, illustration, live performance, photography and video. Some projects will be devised by tutors while others will be set by external parties, such as employers.

**How you will learn**
You’ll have access to impressive learning facilities including TV studios, radio editing booths, video editing suites, a newsroom, traditional and digital darkrooms, a high-quality photographic studio, and Mac suites. There are work experience opportunities and visits to broadcasting studios too.

**Opportunities and experiences**
From recording arts festivals to producing digital content for sports websites, shooting music videos to helping charities boost their social media presence, our students see the pressures and rewards of media careers in close-up. They learn how to respond to professional live briefs, working regularly with organisations like the BBC, Derby County FC and the Derby Telegraph.

**Careers and employability**
Our graduates now work in fields such as TV studio production, public relations and online content production across radio and web.

Find out more: www.derby.ac.uk/media-film-and-radio-courses/media-production-ba-hons/

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
£14,045
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Department of Media and Performing Arts

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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.

80%
high
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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
68%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
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.

£17k

£17k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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