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.
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.
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.
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.
See more examples of student work in our showcase section
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.
|Professional and Personal Development||core|
|Conventions of Videography||core|
|Script Writing and Development: Introduction||option|
|Sound Studio Practice||option|
|Sound and Visual Media||core|
|Do the Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability||option|
|Film and Media Contexts||core|
|Dissertation - Preparation||core|
|Individual Project Film and Media||core|
|Dissertation - 8000 Word Write-up||core|
|Design for Industry||core|
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.
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.