Foundation Degree Media Production

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    University of Plymouth
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    The Foundation Degree in Media Production covers an ever expanding range of technical skills which are used to implement exciting responses to creative project briefs. Modules will help develop your own voice as a digital storyteller in a range of media – either speaking for yourself or helping others to tell their story.


    The course has excellent links with industry and in the past has worked with charities to produce powerful documentaries, exhibited at an open air cinematic festival and produced travelogues while visiting New York, Los Angeles, Prague, Rome and Berlin. We work with a range of professional practitioners to ensure you leave with the skills and understanding required for a successful career in this booming industry.


    The modules studied may include:

    • Studio Production - technical skills building
    • Documentary Production - combining technical and narrative
    practices to document a story
    • Critical Practice - covering audiences, narrative theory and
    documentary analysis
    • Live Project - working with a client

  • Teaching and Assessment

    A range of study methods are used with an emphasis on using modern technology creatively to both research ideas and communicate completed products. You are encouraged to work to your strengths, and will be supported in developing these skills.

  • Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress to a degree at the University Centre Somerset, or other universities. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

    Alternatively, you may wish to embark on a career in the creative and media industries including TV, film or photography.

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:

    • 48 (previously 120) UCAS tariff points
    from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant
    subject area
    • GCSE English
    • You will also be required to submit a show reel of your production work plus an example of your academic writing ability at interview

    Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

  • Costs

    £7800
  • Meet your lecturers

    The lecturing team delivering the Media Practice programme are all qualified to Degree and Masters level in media and related subjects, and are also actively involved in production, film work, community projects and research. Many media practitioners live and work in the local area, and we are therefore confident that work experience and networking opportunities will be available locally.