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BA (Hons) Media Production

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
  • Institution Code: P56
Course overview

What can this course lead to?

Just some of the future careers for graduates after completing the course include:
 Script Writer
 Video / Film Editor
 Video / Film Producer
 Sound Engineer
 Blogger / Vlogger
 Social Media Specialist
 Public Relations Officer


Who is it for?

Media Production is an industry focused-course drawing on core disciplines in TV production, film, audio production and digital media design. We have designed the course to equip you with the practical, creative and commercial skills needed to succeed in the creative media sector.

These include the ability to:

  • Communicate and tell stories through a range of media
  • Achieve professional competence in TV, audio, film and networked media
  • Become a versatile, creative media practitioner capable of adapting to changing circumstances and capitalizing on opportunities that arise
  • Practice in a professional and ethical manner

The course is delivered at the state-of-the-art Media and Journalism Centre in the heart of the city and at the University Centre main campus where you will learn under the guidance of current industry professionals and be given a practical grounding in TV, film, audio production, digital media design and scriptwriting.

Students will gain valuable work experience in a local or regional media organisation as part of the Professional Development module in their final year.

During your time with us you will have the opportunity to work with local and regional partners in Peterborough and undertake exciting commissions with local media organisations.

You will also have the opportunity to learn from creative practitioners and media professionals in our guest speaker events organised by students and staff.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students.

To view the course specification, click here.

What is covered?

YEAR 1 - Level 4

  • Media Law and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Pre-Production Portfolio (15 credits)
  • Exploring Media (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Video (15 credits)
  • Promotional Video (15 credits)
  • Integrated Design (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Audio (15 credits)
  • Launching Your Career (15 credits)

YEAR 2 - Level 5

  • Mobile Filmmaking (30 credits)
  • Photojournalism (15 credits)
  • Empolyability (15 credits)
  • TV & Film Production (30 credits)
  • Media Representation (15 credits)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (Optional - 15 credits)
  • Podcasting (Optional - 15 credits)

YEAR 3 - Level 6

  • Professional Placement (30 credits)
  • Major Project 1 (15 credits)
  • Media Portfolio (15 credits)
  • Major Project 2 (30 credits)
  • Media Portfolio 2 (15 credits)
  • Managing a Client Brief (15 credits)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

72 UCAS Points from a related subject and 5 GCSE grades C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. For more information on EU and overseas qualifications, UCAS, accreditation of prior learning and failure to meet the entry requirements please visit

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The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students will be £8,250 per year, which is lower compared with many other universities.Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 90 credits per year will be 75% of the tuition fee).There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.

Full-time: 3 years (2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

Part-time: 4 years (1-2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

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