Fd Media Production (1)

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Course Course
Media, Photography & Journalism
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

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

Key Units

Year 1

  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Visual Production
  • Sound Production
  • Post Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Work-Based Learning 1
Year 2
  • Advanced Fiction
  • Advanced Factual
  • Motion Graphics
  • Professional Production Management
  • Professional & Critical Studies
  • Work-Based Learning 2

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 48 UCAS points, gained through 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
Successful completion of English Language is also required to GCSE grade C/4 or above or an IELTS score 6.0

Mature applicants, or those with the relevant number of points from non-media subjects, will also be considered with evidence of an interest in, or an aptitude for, media production. Mature students and students with Access qualifications are also considered.


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
  • Reports
Planning and organising of a short field trip is also required.

Students will receive regular formative and summative feedback, both written and verbal.

Where does this Lead

We are able to offer a full-time route of progression to Level 6 here at the College on our BA Hons (Top Up) Creative Practice: 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 Language, or equivalents are required for entry to the top-up at Sheffield Hallam University and GCSE English Language at grade C/4 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.

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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How to Apply
Please note that applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
Course application code: P310
College institution code: S22

Course Handbooks
Please click on a link below to download the course handbook for this qaulification, and other associated documents.
Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further inquiries please contact the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600.

The Sheffield College is a registered provider with the Office for Students.

Terms and Conditions
You can find details of our higher education policies, procedures and T&Cs here.

Extra Costs

Residential Study Visits

Please note that there is an additional cost of up to £130 for a 4-day residential field trip. This is payable directly to the college's Finance Department in January (each year of the course).

Studio Fees
There is also a studio fee of £25 per year which is payable directly to the Finance Department at the start of each academic year. 

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