Undergraduate

Media Production

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Learn the creative processes behind media production, studying thought-provoking theory and practising hands-on skills.
Get creative working within a range of different production spaces such as our on-campus theatre and multipurpose studio.
Master production, planning and post-production in our cutting-edge filming and editing suite.
You’ll gain the creative skills and technical expertise you need to thrive in the media industries.
You could get the chance to gain work experience or take on real-life briefs thanks to our industry connections.
Extra-curricular opportunities such as masterclasses, bootcamps and industry speakers give you insight and experiences that help your CV stand out.
A TV camera films two students on a set
A student operates the vision mixer in the Minghella Studio
Media editing software showing sliders and two camera angles
A lecturer and student looking at a computer monitor in the media hub
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Game, Graphic, Media & Film - Media Production

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Develop the creative skills and technical expertise you need for a career in the media industries on this hands-on course.

Master production, planning and post-production skills. Develop legal and licensing knowledge along with awareness of ethical responsibilities. And learn about the opportunities and challenges of the industry as well as how to navigate them.

You’ll benefit from our strong relationships with industry too, with awesome placement opportunities and extra-curricular activities that can help your CV stand out from the crowd.

  • Cutting-edge

    filming and editing suite

  • Get ahead

    with our industry links

  • On-campus theatre

    and multi-purpose studio

  • Top 10 in the UK

    for Feedback Satisfaction 1

  • Screen Yorkshire

    Connected Campus partnership

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Course overview
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About this course

A blend of hands-on skill and thought-provoking theory, this course will help you grow as a confident media professional.

You’ll get creative working across a range of production spaces. From our multi-purpose studio to our on-campus theatre to filmmaking on location. And develop your technical skills in our industry standard media labs and filming and editing suite.

Taught by experts, you’ll develop an understanding of leadership in the creative industries. Your learning will focus on the creative processes of media production, such as individual and group planning and safe working practices. As well as key organisational aspects of the sector including diversity, entrepreneurship, and the industry’s legal and organisational realities.

Our industry links – with the likes of Screen Yorkshire’s Connected Campus and Northern Media Mentors – give you invaluable work experience opportunities to help you break into this competitive industry. As well as access to bootcamps, masterclasses and visiting guest speakers. You could work on real-world creative projects and live briefs thanks to our associations with regional and national theatre producers, too.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

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.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to give you the best possible start to your university studies, making sure you have all the essential skills you need to succeed. Through lectures and workshops we will teach you how to write in an academic style, how to find quality sources, how to reference work, culminating in writing up a mini-research project.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Study in the Humanities

This module equips you with a suite of analytical and theoretical tools to support you as you progress along your academic journey. You'll develop an interdisciplinary understanding of approaches to study in the humanities by working with a variety of resources, including novels, films and aspects of the visual arts.

Core20 credits

Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

This module will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct and analyse research in a specific interest, supported by academics within your subject. You'll navigate through the research process, from identifying an area of interest to presenting their findings to your peers.

Core20 credits

Group Challenge (Humanities)

Formulate and execute a group led enquiry into texts, cultural artifacts, film, music or dance. You'll explore their topics in groups at supervised workshops and develop questions on the cultural object relates to the living world of human experience, as well as developing your own methods to answer these questions.

Compulsory20 credits

Foundation in Data Analysis

Develop a strong foundation in data collection and analysis. This module will introduce you to qualitative and quantitative data and how to analyse it; the collection of primary and secondary data; the production of high quality graphics; and report writing.

Compulsory20 credits

Academic Writing Skills

Developing confidence in expression, oral as well as written, is a key feature of this module, which also aims to familiarise you with submission and assessment procedures in the context of Higher Education. This is a clear building block onto your degree programme and places you at a distinct advantage when you move into the following year.

Compulsory20 credits

Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Media Studies with Foundation Year programme.

Upon successful completion with a score of 50% or above you will progress directly onto BA Media Production. The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on the degree.

6 Modules

Film Form

Learn the fundamental elements of film style and structure. Through analysing a range of recent popular films, you will understand how mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing and sound function within film style. You will also learn to analyse the narrative structures of successful popular films. The ways of seeing you acquire on this module will make you a better film viewer, and a better filmmaker.

Compulsory20 credits

Introduction to Filmmaking

Get hands-on with filmmaking equipment in our studio and editing facilities, and on location, completing a series of group tasks that equip you with basic practical skills you can build on throughout the rest of your degree.

Compulsory20 credits

History of Hollywood Cinema

This module explores the history of Hollywood cinema through an exploration its genres, its traditional distribution methods, and how it has evolved from the silent era to the present day.

Compulsory20 credits

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking

Documentaries are windows to the wider world. You'll explore the rich and varied world of documentary films - from personal narratives to large productions that take stock of global movements. You will develop filmmaking skills in this intense practice-based course, and creatively and innovatively engage with the art of documentary filmmaking as you conceptualise and complete your own short documentary.

Compulsory20 credits

Media Methods

This module will familiarise you with Media Studies as an academic discipline and a set of tools for producing new knowledge and information. You will gain valuable insight into Media Studies as a complex and developing discipline, which encompasses approaches drawn from academic fields such as literary studies, film studies, sociology, business and economics.

Compulsory20 credits

Exploring Post-production Practices

Develop your understanding of editing and post-production through a series of hands-on exercises.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Intermediate Techniques (Creative Industries)

Develop skills in areas including scenography, stage management, scriptwriting, performance, and movement.

Compulsory20 credits

Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth, and Capturing the Everyday

One of the key roles of our media is to represent the world, its happenings, and its diversity to us as accessibly and truthfully as possible. How do different forms of media – documentaries, reality television, soap opera, news reporting, drama-documentaries, radio, fiction films – go about this task? Why do media texts and media companies so often fail in their duty to represent reality? Through conceptual reflection and case study exploration, this module seeks to explore these questions.

Compulsory20 credits

Television and Factual Production

In this module, you will learn the skills of factual screen production. Working in small groups, you will create short items of broadcast quality to form part of a magazine-style programme.

Compulsory20 credits

From the alphabet to the internet: a history of communication

Using historical case studies in combination with theoretical models, you will explore questions including i) What aspects of economics and culture can promote or inhibit the development and dissemination of media technologies? ii) What factors determine the uses to which new technologies of communication are put? iii) Does cultural change drive technological change, or vice versa, or both?

Optional20 credits

Screening Genders

Critically examine the representation of gender on screen through the lens of feminist film theory.

Optional20 credits

Music and Sound for Media

This practical project-based module supports the development of specialised creative and technical skills involved in the production of sound and music for visual media. You can undertake a variety of projects, including films, games, music videos, interactive installations, and performances with visual projection. As projects are developed, general principles relating to the interaction of sight and sound will be explored, such as functionality, audio-visual correspondence and implementation.

Optional20 credits

Collaborative Creative Project

Creative project management will explore the key methods used in a broad range of creative industries to organise and manage complex projects.

Optional20 credits
7 Modules

Advanced Technique

Refine and develop your core area of production practice. You'll develop advanced skills of design/management and finish your continuing professional development portfolio, preparing you for the world of work.

Compulsory20 credits

Screen Production Project 1: Planning and Pre-production

Turn your film idea into a workable and professional project before you step into production. Learn about what it takes to create a film before pitching your idea, ready for the next steps.

Compulsory20 credits

Screen Production Project 2: Filming and Post-production

Create your film. Take the reins and follow the project through from pre-production to shooting, editing, screening and review.

Compulsory20 credits

The Future of the Arts

What is the environmental cost of a single Spotify stream, an online gaming session, or of going to a gig, concert or to see a play? How much carbon does that YouTube movie trailer release? Our ability to engage with arts and culture has been made almost effortless, but at what environmental cost? By reflecting on your own creative practices, you’ll be equipped with the skills and understanding you’ll need to shape the arts practices of the future.

Compulsory20 credits

Work-Based Learning (Media Production)

Module information coming soon. 

Optional20 credits

Dissertation (Media Production)

This module is an independent research project. Therefore, themes and topics are determined by the individual student in consultation with her or his supervisor. It is the research-based methods and the disciplines of the module that create its core, shared elements, and which are expressed in its aims and learning outcomes.

Optional40 credits

Collaborative Portfolio (Media Production)

Module information coming soon. 

Optional20 credits
7 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

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.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a 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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

Middleton Hall

Our professional-quality facilities include the world-class £9.5 million Middleton Hall – a unique creative space and concert venue including a 400+ seat auditorium and surround-sound cinema.

Cutting-edge TV filming and editing suite

Get creative in our dedicated TV, film and digital media facilities including a state-of-the art filming and editing suite.

Media Hub

Our Media Hub is home to the latest digital media software and hardware used in the industry today including fully fitted PC and Mac design labs and a virtual reality lounge.

The Anthony Minghella Studio

A collaborative teaching and film production space, our Anthony Minghella studio includes film sets, sound gallery and lighting rig.

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Middleton Hall
Holme House Studio
Media Hub - Mac Lab
Drama Minghella Studio
Digital Media

Future prospects

You’ll graduate with the creative, organisational, personal and technical skills to thrive in the creative and media industries.

Our graduates have gone on to roles such as producer, studio manager, technical specialist and creative project manager.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

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All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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