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Media Production BA (Hons)
Media Production BA (Hons)

Media Production BA (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

There’s never been a better time to get into content creation – we’re watching, listening, making and broadcasting more media than ever before. This course will give you the practical skills to join this expanding industry and make engaging content for TV, radio, podcasts, social and online.

Taught by experienced experts, using fantastic facilities, you’ll develop and pitch ideas to industry practitioners and undertake placements to build your network. Our students have taken advantage of our relationships with BBC, Capital FM, Sunderland AFC, Tyne Tees Television, Made in Tyne and Wear, and various production companies as well as our very own internationally award-winning Spark Sunderland.

Graduate with a degree that shows off your specialism. In your final year you can choose from: BA (Hons) Media Production, BA (Hons) Media Production (TV) or BA (Hons) Media Production (Radio).

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Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (20 credits)
  • Pitch to Production: Ideas, Stories, Scripts (20 credits)
  • Radio Broadcast and Production (20 credits)
  • Television and Video Production (40 credits)
  • Making Media Work (20 credits)

Core modules:

  • Media Studies 1 (20 credits)
  • Media and the Workplace (20 credits)
  • Spark FM: Live Radio Production (20 credits)
  • Audio Stories (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Video Documentary (20 credits)
  • Shoot, Edit, Share: Self-shooting Online Video (20 credits)
  • Podcasting (20 credits)
  • Spark FM: Live Radio Production (20 credits)
  • Scriptwriting (20 credits)
  • The Moving Camera (20 credits)

Final year (national level 6):

Core module:

  • Media Project (40 credits)

For Media Production (TV):

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (20 credits)
  • Documentary Production 2 (20 credits)
  • Branded Content and Ecommerce Video (20 credits)
  • Television Studio Format Factory (20 credits)

For Media Production (Radio):

  • Popular Music Cultures (20 credits)
  • Radio Drama (20 credits)
  • Radio Documentary and Feature Production (20 credits)
  • Radio Broadcasting (20 credits)

You can also mix and match the modules listed above to suit your interests.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree prepares you for careers in TV, radio, video and new media industries. Your training in communication, teamwork and creativity will be highly relevant to roles in many different businesses and in the public sector.

Recent graduates from Sunderland have gained jobs with employers such as the BBC, Radio 1, Channel 4, Sky TV, Capital North East, I Daniel Blake, MTV and professional production companies.

You could also choose to continue your studies with a Masters degree at the University of Sunderland, such as MA Radio, MA Media Production (Film and Television) or MA Participatory Arts and Media.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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