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.
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
Skills Development And Media In Context (MED103-1) Compulsory
Ways Of Seeing (MED101-1) Compulsory
Drama/Adaptation (MED050-2) Compulsory
Film & Television Documentary (MED202-2) Compulsory
Media Employment (MED201-2) Compulsory
Writing To Direct (MED203-2) Compulsory
How will I be assessed?
The Programme 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. Although some of your productions may involve group work and we will examine the audio-visual content produced, the grades are given based on your individual contributions and not on group work. In other words, there is no group grade: only individual grades.
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.
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.
Career paths for graduates are open to you in any industry that requires excellent communication and team working skills. Many of our graduates have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.
Fees and Funding
The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.
The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.
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.