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Creative Media and Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Media production

If making content and studying the media is your thing, this is the degree for you. We’ve designed this course to help you meet the challenge of building a creative career in the age of digital media.

You’ll learn creative and technical skills and use them in a variety of projects, from telling stories with video and audio to making short films.

We’ll also help you develop a deep understanding of the digital media landscape – not only will you be making media, but you’ll learn how and why it reaches a particular audience.

Why study Creative Media and Production at Huddersfield?
* You’ll use our industry-standard facilities to work across a range of digital media.

* Yorkshire is the growing hub of creative industries in the north of England, and Huddersfield is right at the heart of it.

* Our world-leading academics will help you analyse the media you love to watch, and learn more about participatory culture and fandoms.

* Expert teaching and work experience opportunities mean you learn from professionals working in the creative industries.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Analysing Content
Media Users, Audiences and Fans
Platforms, Internet Industries and Law
Digital Communication Technology
Digital Video and Audio Production

Year 2
Core modules:
Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture
From Studio to Social Media: Media Careers and Entrepreneurship
Film and Television Fandom and Participatory Media
Developing Formats and Programmes for Television: From Idea to Pitch

Option modules:
Choose up to two from a list which may include:
Digital Radio and Audio Production
Magazine Design and Production
On-Screen Training: Becoming a Presenter
Promotional Culture and PR
Television Entertainment
Production Management
Live Television Production
Light, Camera, Action…and Cut: Specialist Skills in Film Production
Global Popular Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final Year
Core modules:
Research Dissertation
Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film
Media Industry Project

Students who have successfully completed the Work Placement Year replace the Media Industry Project with one additional option module.

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film
Video Games and Culture
Branding and Advertising
Digital Streaming Platforms: YouTube, Netflix and Beyond
Screens Aesthetics
Reality TV and Documentary
Film and Television Distribution: Sales, Promotion and Festivals
Stars and Celebrity

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation. This allows you the ability to tailor your degree to fit your passions, interests and strengths. You will be taught by world-leading scholars whose research is helping to shape our understanding of how media, journalism and culture operate alongside industry-leading practitioners and producers, supplemented by a variety of guest talks.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Media and Performance (ADMP)

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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.

76%
med
Media and communication studies
76%
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

50%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
50%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
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

£22k

£22k

£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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