Whether it’s TV, video, radio, or social media content, technology has led the media industry to develop a focus on digital and technical mediums and formats.
Media Production is an industry-focused course, which provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills required for a career in a rapidly changing media landscape, enabling you to pursue roles in industries such as advertising, TV and radio production, journalism and PR.
Teaching modules include image capture and processing, audio recording and production, television documentary production, radio location production, creative media entrepreneurship and social media innovation.
- Benefit from specialist facilities, including audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, standalone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, as well as blue and green screen studios.
- Boost your career prospects by undertaking a work placement. Previous Media Production students have taken part in live filming on campus for Channel 4 and worked at the BBC and ITV.
- Learn from opportunities for valuable hands-on experience by joining a range of student societies such as the award-winning Demon Media group, and contribute to its magazine, radio station, TV station and website.
- Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Media Production students recently learned about Berlin’s fascinating media history on a trip to the city, took part in documentary film production in Bali and went behind the scenes at New York’s NBC Studios.
Structure and assessment
- Image Capture and Processing
This module introduces you to photography and video acquisition, digitisation, compression and storage.
- Audio Capture and Processing
Two 12-week segments introduce learners to the essentials of sound recording, processing and outputting: in audio production, microphone types and selection for specific tasks, to studio and location-based recording, and compositing in multi-track environments within Adobe Audition; prior learning is applied further within radio production, where learners gather real-world content using location equipment and radio studio facilities, before delivering material using RCS Zetta, DMU’s industry-standard radio playout system
- Social Media Innovation
- Multimedia 1
The module introduces animation and multimedia concepts for web based formats, including web design and publishing, and animation techniques
- Television Studio Production
The module provides an overview of television production systems, processes and standards. You will learn in our on-site television studios, gaining more hands-on experience in television production.
- Video and Imaging Techniques
This module explores the process of still and moving digital image production from the initial capture, through editing to display and distribution
- Social Media Innovation
This module explores the role of social media technology in contemporary media industries
- Multimedia 2
This module explores animation and time-based multimedia production for both web and disc-based format
- Audio Recording and Production
The audio recording studio is used in the creation of a range of ‘live’ recording scenarios, developing recording skills in the multichannel recording studio
- Radio Studio Production
This module gives you the opportunity to develop audio recordings for radio, while learning about the principles, techniques and practices of radio production. You will use our broadcast-standard radio production studios and get involved with Demon FM, our community radio station
- Technology Project
This module gives you the opportunity to undertake a self-managed project building on knowledge, experience and skills acquired during the course, with tutorial support
- Post-production for Video and Film
This module examines a range of techniques and issues associated with modern post- production, including digital compositing, incorporating CG, special effects, motion graphics and titles, and sound
- Creative Image Production
In this module you will develop advanced photography skills and investigate a number of applications of imaging technology, for example, medical imaging, astrophotography, forensic science, security, entertainment etc
- Television Documentary Production
In this module you will understand and develop the skills and techniques used in single-camera television production to create broadcast-ready programmes
- Social Media Practice
In this module you will develop social media production skills through designing and creating products for use in a range of social media contexts
- Multimedia 3
This module explores advanced techniques in multimedia animation production for the Internet and disc-based formats. Multimedia authoring software will be used to demonstrate advanced animation and multimedia techniques
- Radio Location Production
In this module you will study the theory and practice of radio studio operation, the management of studio resources, the use and deployment of radio studio technologies, and the regulatory and legal framework related to the broadcast industry
- Creative Media Entrepreneurship
This module gives you the opportunity to develop business and management skills as a producer of media content for the broadcast and online media industries
Facilities and features
Creative Technology Studios
Our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios feature a host of industry standard video, audio and radio production suites and two fully equipped recording studios featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring.
The studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials and files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.
The film studios located in the Queens building makes available multi-camera, blue screen and green screen studios for all students on our media courses. The green screen and blue screen facilities enable students to create videos that take advantage of colour keying to merge video with computer graphics, stock video and still images.
The multi-camera studio replicates the most common setup for TV studios and enables students to practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting and sound. The film studios also includes a full lighting setup and a viewing gallery so that cameras and presenters can receive direction from the students taking the role of a producer. Using live graphic overlays students can successfully replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.
Specifically, the facilities include:
- Industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites
- A suite of over 20 High-Definition (HD) video workstations, using the very latest industry-standard HD editing software
- Television studios with HD video cameras, green-screen and virtual-studio capabilities
- Two fully-equipped recording studios, featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring
- Broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems
- Audio and video laboratories with high specification test equipment for signal analysis
- Fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display
- A high-speed, high-definition, data backbone, enabling the integration of audio, video and computer-generated media projects Hybrid technologies, using the best of current analogue and digital media.
Media Production graduate tunes in to a new career
The range of skills and experience Ollie McGrath gained at DMU has helped set him up with a budding career in radio.
The Media Production graduate has landed a job as Assistant Producer at Global, a British media company which owns some of the country’s best-loved radio stations including Heart, Capital FM, Classic FM and Radio X.
Opportunities and careers
Recent graduates are working in a wide range of careers such as: camera operators, producers, photographers, technical operators, broadcast engineers, graphic designers, video editors and producers, independent video company directors, television presenters and web designers. Companies include Endemol, Ideal World TV, Lime Pictures, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the BBC.
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.
They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.
DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.
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