Media Production: Film and Television BA

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Media Production: Film and Television BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Media Production with a specialty in Film and Television from York St John’s University stands out among similar degrees because of the heavy emphasis placed on nurturing the creativity of each student as an individual. You’ll learn the entire craft of film and TV production as well as gaining technical skills with industry standard tools and equipment. However, you’ll also learn to use the video production process to tell the kinds of stories which compel audiences and communicate the messages you are trying to convey.

    You’ll learn all of the skills the industry demands of production graduates, form making adverts, promos, short films and full drama productions to promoting your work on traditional media and online. You’ll work in fully modern, well equipped studio space to create your own short films and video pieces, and will create a substantial final project piece which will demonstrate both your skills and your talent to employers.  

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    Year one will focus mainly on practical production skills as well as learning the storyteller’s art. Finally you’ll explore medial history as well.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Applied Media Production Skills
    • Introduction to Media
    • Media Production Skills
    • Story to Script
    • Storytelling (Factual)

    Year 2 will focus more on producing video projects, many based on live client briefs.

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Convergence Culture
    • Globalisation
    • Indies: to Indiewood and Beyond
    • Popular Genres
    • Professional Practice
    • Screen Production
    • Short Film Project
    • Transmedia Practice

    In your final year, you’ll choose a specialty, either Sound and Audio Production, Post Production, Cinematography or Directing. You’ll then work as part of a group to create a shot film. At the same time, you’ll be working on an individual research project.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Production Skills
    • Final Project
    • Professional Portfolio
    • Research Project
    • TV Studio Production

    Learning & Teaching

    York St John’s University uses a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment techniques. These typically include some lectures, but will me more focused on smaller seminar sessions, tutorials and practical skills workshops in the production facilities. During the first year of the program, learning will be fully guided. However, as you progress you will become more and more responsible for your own independent learning. Support will be available at all levels.

    Career Possiblities

    YSJ’s BA program in Film and Television Media Production benefits from the same attention to detail and best industry practices which has earned YSJ a phenomenal 97% 6 month employment rate and made it the #23 university in the country for graduate outcomes. You’ll graduate with an extensive skillset in a highly technical and competitive set of industries, as well as the professional skills you’ll need to secure your future there.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 96 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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