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Bath Spa University

Creative Media

UCAS Code: WP93

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A level Grades CCC accepted in Media, Art, English related courses.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A minimum of 26 points will be required in addition to evidence of further experience or evidence of interest in Media.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in related subjects accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

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92%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Creative arts and design

BA Creative Media is designed to train up the next generation of content creators seeking to work at the cutting-edge of creative enterprise, digital production, and socially engaged, participatory media practice.

The Creative Media programme is a creative gateway to developing a broad range of media content creation skills, enabling progression into a growing and highly innovative content production sector.

Fulfilling your creative and entrepreneurial potential, students will have a range of opportunities to develop production skills across different digital and interactive media, developing an identity as commercially and socially engaged media professionals who understand where the opportunities for innovation and enterprise really are.

Want to learn how to effectively make the transition from media student to successful media professional?

In the final year, students will join Artswork Media, a professional production company and digital agency. Based at Paintworks, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter, this Bath Spa University-led company is run by students and creative media professionals. Students enrich their portfolios and employability prospects creating media for industry clients. Previous clients include Bristol Old Vic to Boomtown Music Festival.

BA Creative Media is ideal for aspiring:
• Content creators across media
• Creative directors and producers
• Media entrepreneurs
• Branded content producers

Students will have unique access to not only Artswork Media, but also the Media Industry Mentor programme and Centre for Media Research’s in-house Digital Media Hackathons and Industry Roundtable events, providing students with direct access to cutting-edge creative design workshops and media showcases where industry networks can be harnessed and new creative ideas implemented.

Assessment methods

Your First Year will develop your skills and introduce you to ways of nurturing your creative thinking and problem-solving skills both individually and in teams. You’ll gain skills in audiovisual editing, interactive design and image manipulation, and showcase these through brief-led projects.

Year 2 takes this forward as you begin to specialise in a range of advanced level modules. Your core module will cover employment opportunities and start to think about yourself as a budding media professional, while optional modules range from digital and interactive media production to media writing. You’ll also plan, budget and stage a media event with other students.

Year 3 will see you join Artswork Media in Bristol as you work on a variety of independent projects and develop your professional identity and portfolio, working with clients on live projects. Previous clients include Bristol Old Vic, Bath Film Festival, and Glastonbury Music Festival.

For more information please refer to our website.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Creative arts and design

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Creative arts and design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Design occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses sitting under this broad subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. Teaching, advertising and the creative arts were the most common industries for these graduates, but it's a good idea to attend open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from a specific course and what previous graduates typically go on to do.

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