You will study a range of core modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects related to your degree. These include Analysing Media and Culture, which will explore subjects such as advertising, news and identity via a range of theoretical concepts.
Introduction to Television (Theory) will examine the history of broadcasting in the UK, the role of PSB, technological changes, and the genres of soap opera, sitcom and drama. Introduction to Television (Practical) will allow you to develop basic practical skills. It will provide you with the knowledge to tackle a range of production jobs both in front of and behind the camera. Writing for Television will explore how scripts are created for a variety of programme genres. You will also cover the wide-ranging and diverse roles played by a researcher in contemporary television.
You will study a combination of core and option modules, allowing you to create your own pathway by exploring some of the subjects from year one in further detail. Your main practical module will be Creative Development (Studio and Location). You will build a greater understanding of how to make the most of the studio environment and equipment. You will examine all aspects of filming on location, from pre-production research and 'recces' to the actual filming process.
Researching Media, Film and Culture introduces you to a range of approaches to research, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Option modules include: Script to Screen; Documentary: Theory and Practice; Understanding Disney; Digital Narratives and Digital Effects.
You will study two core modules. Media, Film and Culture Research A and TV Production Portfolio. In the first you will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests in any Media related field. The second module allows you to create your own production from scratch, after securing a commission from an external client.
Final year option modules include: Creative Media; Advanced Documentary and Advanced Short Film Production;Contemporary Cult TV, Film and Television Adaptation, Science Fiction, and Transmedia Storytelling.