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Media Production

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Media production

Master different media production skills and use them to tell compelling stories.

Our course focuses on practical learning. You will work to create content for online, TV, film, radio and print media. As you do this, you will master a range of production skills and develop confidence with different equipment and software packages. The processes you learn will mirror those used in industry. This means you are prepared to enter the workplace when you graduate.

This course gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to tell compelling stories through media. Content is the most important part of any media, so we will help you to generate and develop your ideas. You will then gain the technical skills to turn your idea into a story you can share with the world. The content you create could include:

Short films
TV programmes
Vlogs and podcasts
Radio debates and shows
Online and social media outputs
Magazines and print media.
You will master the equipment you need to create content across these platforms. You will use our TV and radio studios, cameras, sound equipment and editing suites. Experiment with smartphones, exploring their growing use as a tool for media production. In your final year you will specialise in the platform that interests you the most.

Alongside this practical element of the course, you will also learn about key theories and debates in media production. This knowledge will help you blend theory with practice to create better content. We will also teach you the business skills you need to succeed in the industry, such as budgeting, crowdfunding, branding and marketing.

We offer the chance for you to gain industry experience and build a network of professional contacts, working with guest editors, industry mentors and on live briefs and projects.

Modules

Modules may include:

Year 1
Introduction to Media
Storytelling (factual)
Story to Script
Reporting (News and Features)
Media Production Skills
Applied Media Production Skills

Year 2
Screen Production
Documentary Studies
Transmedia Practise
Indies: To Indiewood and beyond
Experimental Film Practise
Short Film Project
Podcast Project
Professional Practise

Year 3
Final Project
Magazine Production
Research Project
Advanced Production Skills: Directing
Advanced Production Skills: Cinematography / Production Design
Advanced Production Skills: Post Production (Image)
Studio Production TV
Professional Portfolio

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
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:

York St John University

Department:

Media and Communications

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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 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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

83%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

£16,654
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£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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