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Contemporary Media Practice - BA (Hons) Top up

(For 2018, this course title will change to BA (Hons) Top up Moving Image Production) - read more

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: 8B07
  • Institutional code: H65


This course has been designed to provide you with a critical understanding of contemporary and future debates within the media industry. It will equip you with critical, technical and transferable skills that will enable you to progress into a career in the industry. 

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop and promote employability skills through live briefs, competitions, enterprise, integration with the community and awareness of career opportunities and current practices, preparing students for a career in the media industry
  • Develop the ability to produce creative and innovative work of high quality applying current industry conventions
  • Introduce knowledge of a range of production and post production tools and techniques to be applied to professional productions and public exhibitions
  • Develop transferable skills of self evaluation, independent research and project management and development
  • Further provide a sound grounding in social and critical issues around media practice which will both underpin post-university work and equip those wishing to embark on postgraduate study

You will be encouraged to be creative and innovative, producing a range of work for live briefs, competitions, enterprise and exhibitions, and gain in-depth knowledge of both production and post production tools and techniques. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement at a national media company. The ability to project manage and work independently will be essential requirements. You will have full access to studio space featuring green screen capability, professional cameras, film and sound equipment and the latest Apple Mac computers equipped with editing software. 

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules for 2017 include:

  • Honours Project
  • Media Production Project
  • Post Production and Visual Effects
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates
  • Professional Development

Core modules for 2018 will be added soon.


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Cinematographer
  • Independent filmmaker
  • TV Broadcaster
  • Corporate filmmaker
  • Post Production Manager
  • Special Effects Consultant

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Sam Kearney
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5541 or email: sam.kearney@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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