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Media Studies with Television, BA (Hons)

  • UCAS code: P301 BA/MST
  • Duration: 3 Years Full-time

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Course Overview

The Bradford Media School has an excellent reputation for media and film studies, taking advantage of the School’s internationally recognised research and teaching and our unique partnership with the National Media Museum. Our students have unrivalled access to the Museum’s archives and research facilities, its various international film festivals, media events and symposia and the regular film programme.

Employment prospects

79%

of our 2011 graduates from the Bradford Media School found employment, or went on to further study, within six months of graduating*

* These statistics are derived from annually published data based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Special features

  • This suite of Media and Film Studies courses complements other BA/BSc courses in the Bradford Media School taking advantage of the up-to-date knowledge of its teaching and research staff
  • All courses develop your experience and understanding of the information technologies that are creating the new generation of interactive digital media
  • You will study creative and technical fundamentals of media production, and the social and cultural contexts within which media products are distributed
  • Significant and successful professionals working in the media are involved in course design and give regular lectures, tutorials and masterclasses
  • If you wish, you may take the opportunity to spend a “year out” period of 12 months in appropriate employment
  • Bradford is the first UNESCO World City of Film

Aims

We are offering these courses for people who envisage a career in the media or related areas, or in other sectors such as education. All our courses address the latest developments in digital-media theory and practice and offer an opportunity to specialise in a specific area.

An enormous amount of what we know comes to our attention through the media. A degree in Media Studies will help you make better sense of what’s going on around you; this course gives you an invaluable insight into the ways in which our media work – looking at a broad selection of areas, from the origins of the press, through the rise of radio and television, to the present expansion of new media and mobile communications.

Besides the optional content of the core Media Studies (MS) degree, students may wish to follow a Media Studies course with a specialist practical pathway. We offer two alternatives:
  • Media Studies with Cinematics (MSCin) looks at low-budget and art house digital video work, allowing you to show your creativity by breaking traditional conventions
  • Media Studies with Television (MST) provides an opportunity to carry out television production work, including studio experience, camera work and editing

Media Studies graduates enjoy good employment opportunities, and the course is suited to anyone who wants to understand how information is communicated in today’s fast-moving world. The course provides you with the critical, analytical and problem-solving skills that are required in many of today’s commercial environments.

The Bradford Media Studies BA takes a mixture of traditional and new approaches. Focusing partly on media institutions, histories, audiences and tools for analysis of media products, the course also takes advantage of the School’s up-to-date expertise in new media content creation and technology – areas like the web, computer games and 3D animation. On graduation you should have a practical and critical understanding of the role of the media in today’s society.

Career outcome

Our degrees prepare you for a range of careers in media-related areas, and we are proud of our graduates’ achievements. Our first students graduated in 1994 and many are now important figures within the media industry. Our alumni have worked on high-profile productions (including films in the James Bond, Batman and Harry Potter series) and for major media organisations (web companies such as Orange and broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and production companies such as Endemol). Others are currently employed as: web designers and programmers; film and TV camera operators, editors, directors, producers and scriptwriters; television and radio presenters; graphic designers; new media consultants.

Additionally, graduates have joined various postgraduate programmes at such locations as the National Film and Television School, Royal College of Art and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 280

Plus GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C for all undergraduate courses. Students will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Media Student Work

See more examples of student work in our showcase section

Modules

Please note that this list is indicative. Modules are subject to change and we reserve the right to modify the provision and content of our modules.

Year one
Professional and Personal Developmentcore
Visual Literacycore
Media Historiescore
Media Institutionscore
Visual Communicationcore
Conventions of Videographycore
Year two
Media Audiencescore
Script Writing and Development: Introductionoption
Sound Studio Practiceoption
Sound and Visual Mediacore
Do the Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance & Sustainabilityoption
International Mediacore
Broadcast Televisioncore
Film and Media Contexts core
Year three
Dissertation - Preparationcore
Individual Project Film and Mediacore
Dissertation - 8000 Word Write-upcore
Design for Industrycore
core

Our Facilities

Outside Broadcast Truck

Our Outside Broadcasting Truck offers broadcast-quality SD and HD outputs using five Thompson LDK6000 MKII cameras with a dedicated Final Cut edit suite and commentary booth. This facility is unique in UK higher education

 

TV Production Facilities and Studio

Our purpose-built television studio contains studio pedestals for broadcast TV cameras and a 'cold light' studio system. For location work we have a range of Sony HD cameras, pro lighting kits and a full range of portable audio recording and mixing equipment.

 

Digital Arts and Editing Suites

Our Mac-based suites contain a range of packages including Final Cut Pro, AVID and Adobe Creative Suite with additional sound production facilities, graphics tablets, scanners and large format printers.

 

Drawing Studio

Our drawing studio holds practical art classes to facilitate still life drawing. The studio is well equipped with easels and drawing materials as well as a wealth of objects for still life interpretations.

 

For a more comprehensive list of our facilities please see our Facilities section.

How do I find out more?

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How to Apply

The BBC. Microsoft Educational Partner. Skillset Media Academy. British Computer Society Educational Affilliate. Game Republic. Bradford City of Film. National Media Museum. Escape Studios.