Media_Screen_Studies

Undergraduate

BA Media Production

Gain the creative skills, technical expertise and industry insight that will help you become a work-ready professional.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

W374

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Start date

Course overview

Build the creative, organisational, personal and technical skills to thrive in the creative and media industries, where you’ll tell the stories of the region, the nation and the world in all their diversity.

You’ll benefit from the Screen Yorkshire Connected Campus scheme, which connects regional universities to the booming regional screen industry with careers advice, skills workshops, and developing collaboration between universities and regional film and television producers. You’ll also develop your skills and experience across a range of production spaces, from a multi-purpose studio to a fully operational on-campus theatre, and gain experience in location filmmaking.

These skills are developed through two main programme strands. The first focuses on the creative processes of media production, including technical expertise, individual and group planning, and safe working practices. The second focuses on key aspects of the sector, including diversity, entrepreneurship, and the legal and organisational realities of the sector, which are crucial for any practicing professional to understand and embrace.

Final validation pending

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Six reasons to study Media Production at Hull

  1. Work on a wide range of creative media projects
  2. Grow your leadership and media industry skills
  3. Gain specialist skills in a range of production areas
  4. Part of Screen Yorkshire‘s Connected Campus
  5. Gain experience in location filmmaking
  6. Boost your legal and licensing knowledge

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

You’ll study specialist modules in media production techniques for location and studio, including cinematography, lighting, sound recording, production management and health and safety, and gain post-production skills in audio and editing.

You’ll also gain skills in areas including

  • working across a range of media, harnessing their aesthetic and formal properties
  • leading and completing a complex creative project
  • collaborative working and production
  • negotiating the commissioning and funding structures and the ethical, regulatory and legal frameworks of the creative industries
  • an understanding of diversity, both in media texts and in media organisations

We are still finalising this programme, check back soon for module information.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBC

  • BTEC grades DMM

  • Points required 112

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Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

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Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Our Media Production students master creative production skills in our industry standard digital media facilities.

Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

£14,500 per year

Fees for 2021 entry have not yet been confirmed. The fees shown are for 2020 entry.

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £9,203 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Scholarships

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points or above

from 3 A levels or equivalent, you could receive

£1,200 to £2,000

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Producer
  • Studio manager
  • Technical specialist
  • Creative project manager

You’ll learn-by-doing on this degree, developing your expertise through practical tasks and workshops, putting your knowledge and skills in a real-world context.

You’ll learn about the organisational aspects of the media industries through lectures, guest speakers, and extensive online materials, preparing you with the skills required for the contemporary media industries.

As well as our membership of Screen Yorkshire’s Connected Campus, you’ll benefit from our associations with regional and national theatre producers and through the integration of real-world creative projects and live briefs into our curriculum.

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

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