You will study a range of core modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects. These will include Analysing Media and Culture, which will explore subjects such as advertising, news and identity via a range of theoretical concepts. Mapping the Media Landscape, on which you will explore various media in order to understand your past, present and possible future. Radio and Podcast production introduces the basic concepts and practical skills required to produce an audio product which could be packaged for radio broadcast or for podcast delivery. Image Creation provides an introduction to the terminology and practice of digital imaging, DTP, website and mobile design . Online Storytelling introduces the practical skills and knowledge required to put media online, and an overview of the online platforms and applications needed to facilitate that process. Television Production introduces you to the TV studio environment, the different roles and the practical skills involved. In Professional Development and Placement you will learn and practice team-working, self-reflection, professional appraisal and performance. You will finish your year off with a Professional work placement. You will also be part of the Programme Level Assessment, where all programmes under the Media & Film department work together on a full-time 2 week project.
You will study a range of modules to create your own pathway by further exploring some of the subjects from year one. Core modules include: Researching Media, Film and Culture, which introduces a range of approaches to research, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Media, Culture and Society examines the theoretical and empirical aspects of media, culture and society. It focuses on each term separately and identifies their connection through the analysis of politics, gender, race, identity, celebrity and surveillance. Professional Development and Placement continues from year one with small teams acting as independent producers, working to put together a broadcast-quality radio/podcast, from conception to commission to production.
Option modules include Script to Screen, Digital Effects, Radio and Podcast Production, Television Genres, Documentary: Theory and Practice, Negotiated Study Module and Digital Narratives.
You will study one core Media module - Media, Film and Culture - Research. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. You will also have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following: Advanced Documentary, Advanced Short Film Production, Contemporary Cult TV, Contemporary Cultural Issues, Film and Television Adaptation, Science Fiction, PR Management, Specialist Magazine Writing, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Professional Learning Through Work and a Negotiated Media Project where you will negotiate with your tutor to choose the mode of assessment as well as the subject.