BA (Hons) Contemporary Media, Design and Production

The communications revolution has already taken place; as a result, we are all members of a global digital community where high-level technological literacy is set to become the norm, providing exciting new workplaces and challenges as new channels emerge at an extraordinary pace.

We aim to prepare you for these exciting and sometimes unpredictable environments by aiding the development of your professional awareness, intellectual skills and practical abilities, while nurturing your imagination and creativity.

Emphasis will be placed on practical production and design, while assessments will be presented in the context of a professional workplace; balancing the need to develop technically with the knowledge and understanding required to function in a competitive market.

East Riding College continually forges and develops relationships with employers to assist in providing quality work experience opportunities and live work-based assignments for our students.

What will I study?

Compulsory Modules:

Year one:

  • Digital Technologies and Societies
  • Digital Video Production 1
  • Audio for Moving Image
  • Art and Design for Media Production
  • Composite Image, Matte Painting and Image Manipulation
  • 2D Motion Graphics techniques

Year two:

  • Professional development and Enterprise
  • Post Audience Studies
  • Sound design
  • 3D Motion Graphics
  • Interactive Techniques for Narrative Production
  • Digital Video Production 2

 Year three:

  • Independent study
  • Professional production
  • Live conference and exhibition
  • 3DVFX
  • Digital Portfolio

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on a mixture of assessment methods including: individual practical work, essays, reports, seminar presentations, pitches, podcasts, practical work, exhibitions and group work. An independent study module will be undertaken in the final year, which will include a dissertation.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

This programme comprises a mixture of practical workshops, lectures, seminars, independent learning and work-based assessment.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  


What next?

This programme would lead you broadly into a production or design role within media sectors such as: video games, visual effects, film and television, radio, web and interactive. You might also move into a design or production role within other creative industries. Successful candidates may consider pursuing post-graduate studies with local or national higher education institutions.

Additional information

The opportunity to take a break from studies between levels five and six to undertake a placement year in industry may be available.

You will be provided with your own web-space for portfolio purposes, for the duration of their studies.

Validated by the University of Hull 

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