If you want a career in the media industries, this hands-on Media Production degree offers the skills and opportunities you need. The course concentrates on the three most important aspects of media production – TV, radio and new media. You’ll begin studying all areas of production, gaining practical skills to produce content across different platforms and media. You can then specialise in TV, radio or new media, with awareness of how they intersect in the modern world.
Students studying the Media Production degree at our Cardiff campus benefit from an expert teaching team, many of whom have professional media industry experience and excellent industry contacts. With Cardiff at the centre of one of the UK’s most dynamic media industries, it’s the perfect place to launch your career.
Our Media Production graduates have gone on to positions in the BBC, ITV, S4C, Made in Wales TV, Boomerang, Indus, Media Wales, Sky Sports and Sky News, alongside many other media outlets and PR companies. USW’s Media Production degree is also part of Film & TV School Wales, which provides students with the skills and opportunities needed to work in today’s exciting TV and Film industry.
The first year of the Media Production degree includes practical production modules focused on concept development and an introduction to script-writing, video, audio / sound design and interactive design and construction, balanced with a theory module to help develop your understanding of the industry. The focus of the first year is to explore and develop your creativity and identify your chosen area of interest within the industry.
During the second year you will begin to specialise further within production teams by developing your skills within your preferred production roles on factual and fiction shorts, commercials, promos and within interactive story-telling. You will also develop your professional practices through working on ‘live’ external client briefs.
In between the second and third years of the Media Production degree, there is an opportunity for students to undertake a year’s work placement, and gain valuable work experience to enhance future employment prospects.
The final year will provide an opportunity for you to set up production teams to complete your Major Projects; your role in a Major Project will be focused on your specific area of interest. The Major Project will be supported by your personal research project, which will provide the basis for your approach and involvement.
Year One – Media Production degree
- Visual Production Techniques – Studio & Location
- Sound Design & Audio Production – 1
- Interactive – Design & Construction
- Critical Culture – One
- Creative Analysis and Development
Year Two – Media Production degree
- Visual Production Techniques – Short Fiction
- Sound Design & Audio Production – 2
- Interactive – Storytelling
- Client Brief – Professional Practice
- Critical Culture – Two
- Concept and Script Development
Year Three – Media Production degree
- Cultural Context – Dissertation
- Major Media Project – Development Package
- Major Media Project – Production
- Professional Freelance Practice
Hannah Pycroft studied BA (Hons) Media Production, graduating in 2010. As well as working as a freelance videographer, working on commercials for AX Paris and Elegant Touch, she has set up Spectrum Collections with her sister Sophie, selling multi-coloured make up brushes. The brand now has 203k Instagram followers and is estimated to be worth £12million.