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?

Core Modules:

Year one:

  • Digital Technologies in Media Production and Consumption
  • Decoding the digital society
  • Animation principles and techniques
  • Digital video production
  • Digital image production techniques

Year two:

  • Professional development
  • Work based practice
  • Audience
  • Audio for contemporary media productions
  • Motion graphics for contemporary media

 Year three:

  • Independent study
  • Professional production
  • Live conference and exhibition
  • Web based portfolio

 

Optional units:

  • Game art and design or
  • Digital design for contemporary media production

 

  •  Interactive media design and production or
  • Web based game design and production

 

  • 3D visual effects for contemporary media or
  • 3D pre-visualisation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on a mixture of assessment methods including: individual practical work, essays, reports, seminar presentations, pitches, webcasts, 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.  

Staff profile:  Adam Corkett

Adam is a Fellow of the Society of Education and Training and is currently working towards Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.  He is a member of communities such as the Adobe Education Leaders / Education Exchange and A List Apart. His research interests include user experience in interactive media.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant level three qualification totalling 80 UCAS points

or

  • HND, foundation degree or higher apprenticeship in a related discipline

and

  • English and mathematics at a minimum level of GCSE grade C or IELTS Score of 6 or above
  • Applicants must be willing to gain a placement with a suitable employer
  • College interview

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

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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