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Foundation Degree Media Production
Qualification:
 
Starts:
19/09/2016 
Ends:
09/06/2017 
Weeks:
34 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
UCAS Code:
P310 
Course Code:
HFHMD1A 
 
Entry Requirements
Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 120 points for 2016/17 entry (for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) gained through either relevant vocational qualifications such as: 
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • A levels (preferably including Media) 
  • 16 units (12 at Level 3) from a Media related Access course
Mature applicants, or those with the relevant number of points from non-media subjects, will also be considered with evidence of an interest in, and/or aptitude for, media production. Mature students and students with Access qualifications are also considered. Successful completion of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6 is also required.
 
 

Media Production Foundation Degree

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University this course has a strong emphasis on practical media production. You will develop camera, lighting, TV studio, post-production and audio skills in an environment resourced to industry standards.


About the Course

Students benefit from small groups with good access to tutors, facilities and technical support. The course explores a wide variety of media production forms responding to the ever changing nature of the industry. The course is centred on vocational training, working closely with local and national employers to create a programme of study that addresses the real needs of the current media production market.

The Sheffield College is an Apple Authorised Training Centre. In addition to the main programme, students are also given the opportunity to study for Apple Certified Pro Examinations in Final Cut Pro.

Course Aims:
The course aims to develop and improve skills, knowledge, understanding, versatility and adaptability for employment in the Media Production sector and related creative industries. In addition there is a mandate to widen and increase participation in higher education through delivery of the vocational knowledge and skills required for employment and the provision of a progression route to towards other qualifications, for example an honours degree.


Key Units

Year One (all mandatory modules):

  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Post Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Practical Production Skills
  • Advancing Edit Skills
  • Work-Based Learning
Year Two Modules (all mandatory modules):
  • Factual Project
  • Fiction Project
  • Major Project
  • Progression and Critical Theory
  • Work-Based Learning 2



Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 120 points for 2016/17 entry (for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) gained through either relevant vocational qualifications such as: 

  • BTEC National Diploma
  • A levels (preferably including Media) 
  • 16 units (12 at Level 3) from a Media related Access course
Mature applicants, or those with the relevant number of points from non-media subjects, will also be considered with evidence of an interest in, and/or aptitude for, media production. Mature students and students with Access qualifications are also considered. Successful completion of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6 is also required.


Assessment

Assessment will be formative and diagnostic as well as summative and evaluative, providing feedback to students wherever appropriate. Students will be participants in the assessment process through strategies such as the group critique, where students present and discuss their work with peers and tutors. Assessment methods can include essays, examinations, presentations, critiques, projects, reviews and reports. Planning and organising of a short field trip is also required.


Where does this Lead

Progression/Employability:
We are able to offer a full-time route of progression to Level 6 here at the College on our BA (Hons) Creative Practice (top up) Media Production course as well as the opportunity to be considered for a place on the BA (Hons) Film & Media Production degree at Sheffield Hallam University, for which students will receive an invitation to attend an interview provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Please note that GCSE Maths and English, or equivalents are required for entry to the top-up at Sheffield Hallam University and GCSE English at grade C or above (or equivalent) is required for the top up at the College. Where necessary the College will support students in achieving these required levels whilst completing the foundation degree.

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on the designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University. An offer of a place made by the University will be subject to:


  • Successful completion of the foundation degree programme
  • Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg. Successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview, or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions (http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/17.html).

Students may also apply directly to other HE institutions or enter professions in the media production industry in a variety of media production related areas. Careers in media production are diverse, ranging from freelance production work to employment in small commercial production facilitates or with major TV or radio production companies. The foundation degree can also be a starting point for careers in teaching, marketing and management.


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Attendance:
Study will be over 3 or 4 days in College with an expectation that work will also be completed outside of College. Students will be required to undertake work based learning activities which may include traditional placements, client based projects and live competitions.