Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Media Production

Institution
Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • You should have or expect to gain at least an upper second-class bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area.
  • You should be able to demonstrate prior experience of work in television, media production or other media related areas.
  • Your achievements should clearly demonstrate a keen interest in the television sector.
  • You are advised to read around the subject of media and to explore examples. Your application should demonstrate your ability to generate and develop ideas, as judged by the MA team.

MA

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Radio and Audio Production element of the course will give students the advanced skills needed to further their careers in the radio/ audio industry while the Television Production element will give students the advanced production skills needed to further the careers in the television industry.

Both courses offer a progression pathway for students who have completed undergraduate studies in radio or television. They are also ideal for those with an existing background in production who wish to enhance their skills and experience with a well- respected qualification.

Over the year students will study four modules, each of which consists of 10 class sessions in which students will be introduced to topics through lectures, seminar discussions and workshop activities. Each week students are set independent study tasks, often based upon production activities, and there are two further weeks of directed study.

There will often be guest lectures from leading practitioners in the field and a strong emphasis is placed on lecturer and peer review of student presentations and work-in-progress. These sessions are supported by structured material available on the university's Moodle online system.

Many modules make significant use of new social media and students will be asked frequently to contribute to forums, write blogs, or produce podcasts to chart personal and professional development and to engage with the work of others. Professional development is an important element throughout the course.

Modules include:

  • Narrative from Media and Interactive Multimedia;
  • Media Law and Regulation;
  • Research in Practice;
  • Entrepeneurship in Practice; or
  • Work Placement.

Students will be assessed through a variety of practical course work, written critical evaluations and industry / audience analysis.

At the end of the course, students will be able to map the core knowledge of the key theoretical approaches to understanding the professional practices in television and radio production, existing intellectual challenges faced by the industry, and scholarly and professional techniques.

They will be able to work independently and in teams to produce television / radio / online content, having developed innovative research strategies to deal with complex issues in original cases.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must have achieved an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. It may also be possible to award module credits via APL/APEL if you can provide evidence of prior learning.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiry Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595