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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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.

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.

  • Core modules

    Film Form

    What are some of the fundamental elements of film form? How do they create meaning? How do they form part of larger stylistic systems? On this module, you will examine and learn how to describe dimensions of film including mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound. You will also learn about the structures of some of the most important modes of screen storytelling.

    Industry Case Study (Creative Industries)

    How should you prepare for your career in the Creative Industries? In this module you will explore the roles that interest you, discover what the professionals really do, and find out how to maximise your future employment opportunities across this vibrant and growing sector by making effective choices right now.

    Introduction to Filmmaking

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

    Introduction to post-production

    Develop your understanding of post-production workflows and how they tie to the on-set and pre-production stages of media production. ‘Let’s fix it in post’ is a naïve statement without proper understanding of the processes involved and some things are better left as they were – this module will seek to explore these questions, the elements involved and give opportunities to apply some of what you learnt along the way as well.

    Studio Production (Creative Industries)

    Devise and deliver a theatrical production. Explore different genres and styles and work in teams to rehearse and produce your project. Develop your skills by taking on a specialist role within a production team.

Second year modules

  • Core modules

    Creative Project Management

    Creative project management will explore the key methods used in a broad range of creative industries to organise and manage complex projects. You'll learn how to structure a project so that it is on time, within budget and delivers on its promises will be the principal outcome. You will be able to choose the type of project and relevant case studies to focus on.

    Digital Production Techniques

    Take what you have learnt so far and adapt your understanding of digital production methods across a wide range of contexts, from traditional film production to live performances and art installations. Knowing the best tool for the job is a great skill at any level, so this is your opportunity to gain experience with an ever-developing facet of media production and the creative sector at large.

    Intermediate Techniques (Creative Industries)

    You'll develop skills in areas including scenography, stage management, scriptwriting, performance, and movement.

    Music & Sound for Media

    This is a practical project-based module supporting the development of specialised creative and technical skills for production of sound and music. You can undertake a variety of projects, including films, games, audio branding and more. As projects are developed, general principles such as functionality, audio-visual correspondence and implementation are explored.

    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. Why do media texts and media companies so often fail in their duty to represent reality? Through conceptual reflection and case study exploration, you'll explore these questions.

    Television and Factual Production

    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.

Final year modules

  • Core modules

    Creative Industry Project

    What would you like to create? The Creative Industry Project module allows you to carry out a substantial piece of work in your chosen area of specialism. We’ll give you the support, facilities and expertise you need along with some key planning and management skills to bring your ideas to life. Working with a specialist supervisor, you’ll create a major piece of work to celebrate your achievements throughout your degree and to take out into the world.

    Advanced Technique

    Explore technical skills relevant to professional practice, as you occupy roles which focus on the design and leadership aspects of your discipline.

    Advanced Technique (Creative Industries)

    Explore a range of specialisms and refine your technique to an advanced level through practice exercises. You may choose to specialise in a key area of production practice.

    Screen Production Project 1: Planning and Preproduction

    Plan your own creative filmmaking project. Go through a process of scoping, development, pitching and refinement that emulates commercial independent film development.

    Screen Production Project 2: Filming and Post-production

    The Future of the Arts

    What is the environmental cost of a single Spotify stream, an online gaming session, or going to a gig, concert or play? How much carbon does that YouTube movie trailer release? You’ll explore some of these issues and 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.

    Visual Effects

    Work with special effects software and motion graphics. You'll develop a range of skills and apply them to a creative project.

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

UK/EU 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. 

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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