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University of Westminster, London

Radio and Digital Production

UCAS Code: P312

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

112-128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English Language and GCSE Maths pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

English grade 4 HL, Maths pass

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

D*D-D*D*

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Radio production

Radio is prospering thanks to its ability to adapt to new forms of consumption and is being transformed for the next generation of listeners. Our degree in Radio and Digital Production prepares you for all aspects of this amazing medium, from producing audio for new platforms, to creating your own pop-up radio station.

Our students tell us they like the location of the campus - right on the doorstep of the London media industries, our professional-standard equipment (including a brand new studio) and the range of modules to choose from. We also offer a tightly-knit and supportive learning community.

The course teaches you to produce audio and digital content for a variety of broadcast platforms, using the latest technology. Practical production work is also complemented by academic scholarship in media theory.

Our lecturers are among the top names in their field, and together we will help you develop the necessary skills in entrepreneurship and employability, to prepare you for the workplace. Our recent graduates have gone to work for the BBC and the commercial radio sector (as broadcast assistants and producers, studio managers and presenters), as well as setting up in digital and social media.

Our approach is to provide you with all the practical skills you need to work in radio, audio and multimedia production. We combine this with the development of your entrepreneurial skills, so that every practical piece of work is based around pitch and commission, culminating in an individual project where you create and curate audio for an outside organisation. Another key aspect of the degree focuses on the development of your ability to analyse and communicate ideas relating to theoretical debates across the media. Your understanding of the social, political and economic context within which the media operates will help you produce a major piece of original research in your final year.

Learning takes place through a combination of face-to-face teaching – lectures, workshops, seminars, and small group and one-to-one sessions – and guided independent study on group projects, individual assignments, research tasks and preparation.

The course is based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design – where you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
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:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

Westminster School of Media Communication

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.

79%
med
Radio 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.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

78%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


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Cinematics and photography

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Health professionals

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Radio production

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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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