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De Montfort University

Media Production

UCAS Code: P310

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

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98%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Media production

Media Production BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills needed to follow a leadership role as a designer and producer within the creative and media Industry. Media Production enables you to learn the technical and practical skills sought after by employers, as well as teaching you about the tools and techniques used in industry. We have a strong focus on employability, with 95% of our Media Production graduates from summer 2017 in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.
The course covers a number of themes including: multimedia animation production, social media, video and imaging techniques, audio production, radio production, television production and 3D modelling and animation. As part of this course you will have access to De Montfort University’s industry standard Creative Technology Studios providing you with valuable experience in a professional environment. You will also have the opportunity to contribute work to our award-winning student-led Demon Media, giving you the opportunity to develop your practical skills through The Demon magazine, Demon FM community radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website.

Modules

First year

Image Capture and Processing
This module introduces you to photography and video acquisition, digitisation, compression and storage.
Audio Capture and Processing
Two 12-week segments introduce learners to the essentials of sound recording, processing and outputting: in audio production, microphone types and selection for specific tasks, to studio and location-based recording, and compositing in multi-track environments within Adobe Audition; prior learning is applied further within radio production, where learners gather real-world content using location equipment and radio studio facilities, before delivering material using RCS Zetta, DMU's industry-standard radio playout system
Social Media Innovation
Multimedia 1
The module introduces animation and multimedia concepts for web based formats, including web design and publishing, and animation techniques
Second year

Core Modules

Television Studio Production
The module provides an overview of television production systems, processes and standards. You will learn in our on-site television studios, gaining more hands-on experience in television production.
Video and Imaging Techniques
This module explores the process of still and moving digital image production from the initial capture, through editing to display and distribution
Optional Modules

Social Media Innovation
This module explores the role of social media technology in contemporary media industries
Multimedia 2
This module explores animation and time-based multimedia production for both web and disc-based format
Audio Recording and Production
The audio recording studio is used in the creation of a range of ‘live’ recording scenarios, developing recording skills in the multichannel recording studio
Radio Studio Production
This module gives you the opportunity to develop audio recordings for radio, while learning about the principles, techniques and practices of radio production. You will use our broadcast-standard radio production studios and get involved with Demon FM, our community radio station


Third year

Core Modules

Technology Project
This module gives you the opportunity to undertake a self-managed project building on knowledge, experience and skills acquired during the course, with tutorial support
Optional Modules

Post-production for Video and Film
This module examines a range of techniques and issues associated with modern post- production, including digital compositing, incorporating CG, special effects, motion graphics and titles, and sound
Creative Image Production
In this module you will develop advanced photography skills and investigate a number of applications of imaging technology, for example, medical imaging, astrophotography, forensic science, security, entertainment etc
Television Documentary Production
In this module you will understand and develop the skills and techniques used in single-camera television production to create broadcast-ready programmes
Social Media Practice
In this module you will develop social media production skills through designing and creating products for use in a range of social media contexts
Multimedia 3
This module explores advanced techniques in multimedia animation production for the Internet and disc-based formats. Multimedia authoring software will be used to demonstrate advanced animation and multimedia techniques
Radio Location Production
In this module you will study the theory and practice of radio studio operation, the management of studio resources, the use and deployment of radio studio technologies, and the regulatory and legal framework related to the broadcast industry
Creative Media Entrepreneurship
This module gives you the opportunity to develop business and management skills as a producer of media content for the broadcast and online media industries

Assessment methods

Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, group work, practical laboratory sessions and self-directed study.
The television production modules are taught with external partners from the broadcast industry, covering topics including television systems and workflow, studio practice and the television gallery, cameras, sound and lighting. In the final year, you will work on a practice-based project enabling you to capitalise on your skills and experience. You will normally attend 12–16 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and can expect to undertake at least 20–25 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.
You will normally attend 13-17 hours of timetabled sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 20-25 further hours per week of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Media production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

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.

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Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media production

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

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£23k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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