Media Production BA (Hons)

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Overview

Course options

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Degree

UCAS code: P310 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: P310 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Media Production, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Hands-on approach

    Collaborate with East London businesses on a series of industry briefs and real-life projects.

  • Portfolio

    Produce next-level media production projects across video, photo and digital.

  • Purpose-built facilities

    Experience agency life by working with other creatives in UEL's in-house student-led studio.

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Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

The media subject area allows you to choose various modules from media communications, advertising and film. This means you can broaden your horizons and find what opportunities are available for you. You'll have a great opportunity to showcase your talents throughout the course and tap into other interests you didn't know you had.

Industry links

Independent film-makers who work with BFI and BAFTA come in to teach on the course. We also have links with Daily Film, the I.E. pics media company and Newham Council.

Most of the module leaders and lecturers are industry professionals who have worked and are still working in the field. With these connections, some of our students have been able to get internships and contacts in the field.

Our Production Lab 1 module is taught in collaboration with an award-winning filmmaker who can give you first-hand advice and experience of his journey in the industry.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have been employed by organisations such as ITV and GB News.

Our BA Media Production course has had many success stories of graduates moving into their dream jobs. One such graduate is Tinashe who graduated and became a TV producer for GB News. Some of our graduates have gone on to work in the film industry after discovering their passion for film while at UEL.

Job roles

Typical roles which our graduates have gone onto include: media producer/director, videographer/editor, digital media content creator.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom are practitioners in the area they teach. Some of the assessments focus on practical skills and are presented as 'live or simulated briefs'. This ensures that practice-led teaching is relevant to industry and the world of work. Our staff are well placed to take advantage of a range of professional networks and industry contacts. Each module is designed with practical components and a reflective component, with the intention that students develop an ability to comment on and justify their creative process.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

    Workload

    Each year you will spend around 280 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate workload hours for this course per year are:

    • Scheduled teaching - 284 hours 
    • Guided independent study - 916 hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 25 new students per year. Lecture sizes are normally a maximum of 40 students. In the classroom, you will be taught in groups of 18-20 students. However, this can vary by academic year. 

    Normally teaching is mainly face-to-face on campus. Some teaching is online, supported by interactive learning resources.

How you'll be assessed

As a predominantly industry-focused course, you'll be assessed by practical outputs aimed at building your portfolio and your employability. These include workbooks, production projects and business plans. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Arts and Creative Industries.

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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What our students and staff say

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What is special about UEL for me, is that it's a hub of creativity."

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I chose UEL because it offered the course that I wanted and the lecturers were all very knowledgeable about their fields. The Foundation year was particularly useful to me, as it helped me find my feet in academic life, whilst also challenging me to further my knowledge. I've been using a lot of the academic skills I gained from Foundation in my undergraduate studies, and I will keep using them throughout my degree, as well as my future career."

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