Moving Image Production - BA (Hons) Top up

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Course Details

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.

Please call our Course Enquiry Team on 0151 353 6938 for more information.

For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
One year, full time or two years, part time.
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.

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

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

To find out more information about this course, or to speak to a tutor, please make an enquiry:

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We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for 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. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email

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