Learning and assessment
Students will experience a wide range of teaching and learning environments. Concepts, principles and theories are generally explored in formal lectures and practiced in associated tutorials, seminars and directed reading groups.
Practical skills are developed in workshop and studio sessions. Professional and personal skills are developed through presentations, discussion and small-scale project work which involves problem-solving and design exercises.
For each 20 credit module, students are required to commit 200 hours of time. The weighting of how this time is managed varies from module to module; some will involve many formal contact hours (time spent with the tutor) and others more independent study (self-managed under the guidance of the tutor).
As the student progresses, the amount of independent study increases as the programme becomes more project based. During Stage 1 all the basic principles, concepts and technical skills are introduced. By Stage 2 students are required to take a more analytic approach, and demonstrate their practical skills through project work. Stage 3 gives students the opportunity to synthesise and critically review the knowledge, understanding and skills previously acquired through both contextual work and a major practical project
Production facilities include HD video and broadcast TV cameras, broadcast TV studio, Outside Broadcast Truck, lighting rigs, track and dolly, jib arm crane, Steadicam, audio recording studio, photography studio, digital stills cameras, digital printers, Macs and PCs with Adobe Creative Suite and industry standard editing software. Equipment is free for students to use and small budgets are provided for project work.
All course books, journals and online resources are provided in the library.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
There is a healthy and growing programme of collaborative work with industry, much of it research based.
This is managed through the dedicated Digital Media Working Academy, which has also generated its own funding and is notable for housing a state-of-the-art motion capture system.