• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

This Media Production (Hons) course offered by University of Derby is a practical course where you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality media production work to impress potential employers. 

From exciting competitions to collaborative projects with industry, you’ll be challenged to come up with innovative solutions in a range of inter-related media. Our students work regularly with organisations such as Derby County FC, the Derby Telegraph and Film City Derby Jazz & the BBC. You’ll hone your skills in our professional TV & Radio media studios, supported by an enthusiastic teaching team with extensive experience in the broadcast and new media industries.

If you want to create compelling Digital Media be that TV, radio, print or online products, the possibilities are endless on our BA (Hons) Media Production. You will be helped to develop original, challenging and inspired work which will get you noticed in a fast-moving world where new media platforms are constantly evolving. This innovative programme has been designed to support you in developing professional skills in both media production and content creation.

The course will prepare you to take on a wide range of different roles within an ever changing media landscape and media industry, dealing with the development of digital content for both traditional and convergent media platforms. You will graduate from this course as a professional who not only understands the production processes, but who is also proficient in content creation and production. Graduates will be equipped to work with media and communications in a wide range of industries.

As a media graduate you will be ideally suited to work independently to create media artifacts in many small, medium and large organisations. However, the eclectic range of skills you will develop on this degree also puts you in a unique position to manage many other enterprise projects where your specialist area is combined with a wide range of other disciplines. Very few graduates will have both the breadth and depth of focus that you will develop on this course!

Careers

You’ll be equipped for a career in the broad world of media production, with the key practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a self-starter or as part of a production team. There are wide-ranging opportunities to specialise in areas such as TV, radio, and online media.

Derby's graduates work in fields such as TV studio production, public relations and online content production across radio and web.

University of Derby third year Media Production student, Yue Liu's Drama Documentary depicts the story of rural China and how new technology is aiding communication between absent parents and their children in the school environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Publishing
  • TV Production
  • Radio Production
  • Writing for Media Production 
  • Independent Production Portfolio

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Typical entry requirements:
  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Portofolio 
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            13250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA

            9250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Derby

          • 540 - 860 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
          • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
          • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

          Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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