You will study a range of cores 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 of digital imaging, DTP, website and mobile design and an examination of software and hardware used in the industry. 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 is taught via a series of interactive workshops which introduces you to the TV studio environment, the different roles and the practical skills involved. You will finish your year off with a Professional work placement.
You will study a range of modules to create your own pathway by exploring some of the subjects from year one in further detail. Core modules include: Researching Media, Film and Culture, which introduces you to a range of approaches to research in the fields of media, film and culture, 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 points of connection through the analysis of politics, gender, race, identity, celebrity and surveillance.
Some of the option modules include but are not limited to Script to Screen, Digital Effects, Radio and Podcast Production, Television Genres, Digital Narratives and Myths, Meaning and Movies.
You will study one core Media module - Media, Film and Culture - Research A. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. You will have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following: Media Production Portfolio A, Advanced Documentary and 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 Study module.