Media Production FD

Start your studies with us in February 2018. We have three available routes to choose from. Three year undergraduate degrees starting February. Accelerated first year undergraduate degrees, joining year two in September 2018 and Degrees with Foundation Year, enabling you to start year one in September 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

Media production offers exciting career paths, and this well-established course has seen many graduates progress to successful careers in the UK and international media.

Media production is influenced by cultural, economic and political factors and you will study these, as well as history of media, as you focus your own ideas and creativity, and acquire the technical skills to realise your ideas – learning to make powerful, effective media products that connect with their target audience.

All students to learn how to make documentaries and dramas, then you can choose to specialise in areas like Moving Image, New Media, Radio or Scriptwriting or to maintain a general view of this broad area, and then to join the final year of a BA (Hons) Media Production.

This course is delivered in partnership with Bedford College

Media Production - FD - Bedford College

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - P310
  • Campus Location - Bedford College
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

  • Learn to combine theory and practice to communicate effectively with your target audience as you study documentary, drama, radio and new media production, scriptwriting and video and audio techniques – as well as media theory, film studies and working in the media
  • Study with an emphasis on the production process – through practical video assignments, analysis of current practices and work placements/simulations
  • Develop a range of professional practice skills relevant to the media industries
  • Gain experience of working on a wide range of professional production equipment. The University of Bedfordshire is an Apple Centre of Education Excellence – including broadcast-standard television and radio studios
  • Challenge yourself to contribute to student festivals and competitions
  • Benefit from a course that gives you opportunities to progress to the BA (Hons) Media Production and opens doors to careers in any industry that requires excellent communications and team-working skills. Media Production graduates often go on to work in television and radio production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media and PR

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

  • Creating A Production
  • Film Studies
  • Skills Development And Media In Context
  • Ways Of Seeing
  • Film and Television Documentary
  • Media Employment
  • Production Design
  • Writing To Direct

Discover the School of Media and Performance

The School of Media and Performance provides opportunities for you to develop skills within your subject area in a vibrant and supportive environment.

  • Media courses are taught at our Luton campus
  • Performance courses are taught at our Bedford campus

Find out more about what we offer and how we can support you in developing your future career.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.

How will I be assessed?

Your work is assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, group and individual presentations, simulation, case studies and evidence drawn from practical production work (videos, websites and production management logs).

These methods are designed to test your academic and vocational abilities. Through the use of a variety of assessment methods you will be able to demonstrate a wide range of key skills for both academic and practice competence.

We will always expect your production work to be contextualized.  You will normally be required to submit a written evaluation of your production work along with some reflection of its strengths and weaknesses. You will also be required to relate your work to current genres and practices.

Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude, which your tutors expect you to display in all your units.

All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career in the media.

Presentations by practitioners, regular input from the careers service during all levels of your study (starting during induction week, concluding during the workshops for the level 3 project), as well as specifically designed units with the world of work in will help you be ready for your career.

The creative, analytical and practical skills you will acquire will equip you for many different careers both within the media industries and beyond. You will graduate with immediately relevant vocational skills together with the ability to develop and plan your career, capitalising on the intellectual skills that will serve you throughout your life.

However, our FdA graduates also opt to complete Level 6 year at university to obtain a degree and this can also lead to careers in teaching, in public relations and in public service.

Students can then choose to continue their education and register on taught or research based Masters courses in media. Students can continue onto our MA Documentary or MA in Creative Digital Media Production. Students can also continue onto PhDs by research which can lead to a career in higher education

Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.


How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

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