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FdSc Media Production (Full-Time) (2022 Entry)

  • Work on professional briefs and projects with local and regional employers.
  • Access to a multi-camera television studio, chroma-key infinity cove, studio control gallery, multi-track audio studio, podcasting facility, dedicated non-linear editing suites and multimedia computers all with up-to-date media software.
  • Gain insight from experienced and established guest speakers from the industry.
Approved By: University of Central Lancashire Logo
UCAS Code: P310
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2022
Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: 96 UCAS Tariff points
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Programme Specification: Coming Soon
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Programme
Leader:
Phil King
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Approved By: University of Central Lancashire Logo
UCAS Code: P310
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2022
Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: 96 UCAS Tariff points
Programme Specification: Coming Soon
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Programme
Leader:
Phil King
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Degree Overview

This Foundation Degree is the perfect gateway to employment in an exciting and vibrant industry, studying in the heart of a region that has recently seen significant investment in the media industry and is arguably now the country's key creative hub outside of London.

We offer a hands-on exploration of digital media production in the fields of video, audio, graphics, multimedia and television, combining knowledge of technical systems and processes with an awareness of industry practice.

Through engaging briefs, and with the support of enthusiastic lecturers, you will develop the skills to help you become a flexible and multi-disciplined media practitioner, ready to launch your own career in media production. 

Take a look at our dedicated Instagram account for degree-related news, student work and much more: www.instagram.com/ucshmediaproduction.

Modules

Year 1 Year 2
Video Production - TE1772 - 20 Credits Professional Practice - TE2000 - 20 Credits
Basic Media Production - TE1010 - 20 Credits Video Production and Technology - TE2079 - 40 Credits
Computer Graphics - TE1803 - 20 Credits Sound Design and Production - TE2771 - 20 Credits
Creative and Technical Development - TE1005 - 40 Credits Video Post-Production - TE2775 - 20 Credits
Interactive Media Production - TE1002 - 20 Credits (Optional Module) Graphic Communication - TE2803 - 20 Credits
  (Optional Module) Radio Production - TE2076 - 20 Credits

Entry Requirements

For 2022 entry, you will need 96 UCAS Tariff points.

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 96 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below:

  • A levels - CCC
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - 45 credits at Level 3, for example, 21 credits at Distinction, 3 credits for Merit and 21 credits for Pass. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Prior Learning and Experience

University Centre St Helens welcomes applications from mature students (aged 21+) and students from a varied range of backgrounds and experience. Offers of a place on the degree will not be based solely upon academic qualifications alone and related skills gained in the workplace will also be considered.

Additional Entry Requirements

All suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Your interview is designed to be an informal meeting and will also provide an opportunity for you to discuss and explore your career interests with the Programme Leader.

Information for International Applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

Learning Environment and Assessment

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Learning takes place in our industry-standard facilities, including access to our multi-camera television studio, chroma-key infinity cove, studio control gallery, multi-track audio studio, podcasting facility, dedicated non-linear editing suites and multimedia computers all with up-to-date media software.

Teaching approaches include lectures, seminars, group discussions, presentations, practical activities, workshops and guest speakers.

A variety of practical-based assessment will be used, including a personal and professional development portfolio, record logs, presentations and pitches to 'clients', short essays/written records, group and individual projects, and product creation and production.

Tuition Fees

For 2022 entry, tuition fees for full-time study are £7,995 per year.

Additional Costs

Course-Related Travel (Placements/Work Experience/Voluntary/Site Visits Variable dependent on the distance travelled and the method of transportation.
Equipment and Materials Core texts and reading lists should generally be available in the St Helens Town Centre Campus Library or UCLan Library. However, students may prefer to buy their own copies, and these can be purchased from any source.

Estimated cost is £20 per year for printed materials in relation to coursework submissions such as essays, projects etc. A list of University Centre St Helens' printing costs can be found via www.sthelens.ac.uk/printroom

University Centre St Helens holds specialist media equipment which is available for student use. This includes professional video cameras, microphones, tripods, rigs, lighting and sound systems.

Students are advised to purchase a 500Mb portable hard drive to store video footage (approx. £45.)

Students will provide their own day-to-day stationary items e.g., pens, pencils, notebooks.

Students also have access to a colour scanner/photocopier.
Trips Estimated cost is £50 per year for various travel and entry costs to exhibitions and galleries.

Estimated cost is £200 for optional international study visit (subject to student numbers) including estimated £300 spending money.
Volunteering Opportunities for Personal Development Variable depending on type of activity.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of tuition fees, which means you don't have to pay anything upfront and there's nothing to pay back until you're qualified and earning over £524 a week, £2,274 a month or £27,295 a year. You may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. Visit our finance support page for more information.

Study Enhancement Gift

All new, first year (level 4), full-time undergraduates studying a qualifying Foundation Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Higher National Diploma at University Centre St Helens, will receive a non-repayable Study Enhancement Gift up to the value of £400. This could be a specific gift, such as a laptop, or subject specific equipment, extra qualifications or trips and visits.

For more information, visit our study enhancement gift page.

Careers and Progression

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Upon completion of this Foundation Degree, you will have developed the skills needed for success in a wide range of roles within the media industry.

In recent years, graduates have gained employment with independent film makers working on productions for Netflix and have also worked as Freelance Film Makers and Content Writers.

As a graduate, you have the opportunity to progress into a range of careers, such as:

  • Runner
  • Camera Operator
  • Film Editor
  • Audio Editor
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Assistant
  • Director
  • TV Producer
  • Digital Content Provider
  • UX Designer

Apply Now

Apply online through UCAS using institution code S51 and course code P310.

Would you like to speak to someone before making your decision?

Call 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our team will be more than happy to help.

Ref: Phil King

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