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With our BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course, you'll dive deep into the inner workings of media: its present and future, its pivotal role in how we communicate and perceive the world, and the networking industries and institutions that structure communication.

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Overview

Experience the many facets of media communication, from its underpinning theories and marketing functions to hands-on media production. The course has award-winning expert researchers and film producers teaching it, strong industry links in TV, film and journalism, and chances to intern in fascinating areas of the media industries, so you’re always learning the current and best practices in academia and professional practice.

You'll gain a flexible range of specialist skills that will allow you to pursue careers in film and TV production, camera departments, sound recording and post production. You can also sidestep into journalism, scriptwriting, advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Foundation year

If you're new to studying media or don’t meet the required grades for the full degree course, our Foundation Year will bridge that gap. You'll expand your knowledge of media and communication and develop the preparatory skills you'll need for entry into Year 1.

If you have the required grades, you can skip the Foundation Year and start at Year 1.

What you’ll experience

  • Shape your course from second year, choosing optional modules that meet your speciality and career ambitions
  • Build your industry experience by taking a one-year placement – either with a company or self-employed
  • Familiarise yourself with professional equipment and facilities used widely in media production – including multi-camera television studios, industry-level film and cinematic cameras, and innovative colour correction hardware
  • Expand your professional network and knowledge by attending guest lectures by visiting professionals
  • Enhance your collaboration and team-working skills by working with students from other courses and schools in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Demonstrate your technical proficiency to potential employers by achieving industry-recognised Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) qualifications

Work experience and career planning

Media communication is a staple of every industry. When you graduate with a Media and Communication degree, you'll become a vital, versatile asset for any employer and any field.

Graduate areas

You'll be able to work in areas such as:

  • post-production
  • film and TV directing
  • scriptwriting
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • journalism

You can also go into freelancing.

Graduate roles

Job roles you'll be suitable for include:

  • PR and communications officer
  • social media assistant
  • assistant editor
  • visual media co-ordinator
  • TV researcher
  • camera assistant
  • first or second assistant director
  • sound and vision engineer
  • film/video producer
  • stills photographer
  • production manager

Ongoing careers support

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. You can also venture into freelancing, or set up and run your own business with help from the University Startup Team.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.

Teaching

Teaching activities on this course include:

  • workshops
  • seminars
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • guest lectures

How you're assessed

You'll be supported practically and academically throughout each module that you take.

Your practical work will be based on, and assessed, using a concept, research, development and resolution approach. Film and TV practice is reinforced by a project report and peer assessment sheets. This work will support your development in all areas of pre-production, production and post-production.

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Programme Structure

Modules

Foundation year

Core modules in this year include:

  • Introduction to Film-making – 40 credits
  • Introduction to Practical Skills – 40 credits
  • Media in Context – 40 credits

There are no optional modules in this year.

After you’ve successfully completed the Foundation Year you have the option to apply to transfer to a different undergraduate degree programme within CCI to pursue your area of interest or to continue onto the Media and Communication degree programme.

Please see our website for our latest module information

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

48 points to include 1 A Level, or equivalent. Other qualifications such as vocational A Levels (AVCE), BTEC’s and Access courses will also be considered.

Year 1 entry: 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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