Broadcast Media and Media Studies
Courses in Broadcast Media, Broadcast Journalism and Media Studies
- Broadcast Journalism BA(Hons)
- Broadcast Media Foundation degree
- Broadcast Media (top up) BA(Hons)
- Digital Film BA(Hons)
- Digital Post Production Foundation degree
- Radio Production Foundation degree
- Television Production Foundation degree
- English Literature and Media Studies (BA(Hons)
- Media Studies and Education BA(Hons)
- Media Studies and Sociology BA(Hons)
The Broadcast Media (top up) BA(Hons) is suitable for students who complete the Foundation degrees in any of the Broadcast Media subjects listed above.
Why study Broadcast Media, Broadcast Journalism or Media Studies?
Our Broadcast Media courses equip students with practical experience and enable them to explore the academic aspects of media studies. Successful graduates have the professional skills needed to secure a first job in the industry, and the scope to develop and progress quickly in their chosen area.
What will I learn?
Our Broadcast Media courses are focused on production practices. You'll explore:
- the creation of material for film, television and radio production
- editing and post production techniques
- digital post production
- sound recording
- soundtrack editing
Broadcast Journalism addresses writing for broadcasting in television, radio or film.
In Broadcast Media and Journalism, you’ll get the opportunity to develop a firm understanding of the demands of the industry, and the theories behind successful programming and journalism. You’ll also get hands-on, practical experience making films and editing material with industry-standard equipment.
Media studies, available as part of joint honour degrees, introduces key debates and concepts and opportunities to explore topics relating to contemporary media industries, practices and products. The joint degree combinations allow you to engage with two subject areas, opening up different opportunities as you develop complementary skills sets and experience in two areas.
Industry links and placements
Industry placements are a key feature of our Broadcast Media courses and give you the chance to build real-world experience, confidence and contacts in the industry. Our students have been on placement with ITN – Channel 4 News, Big Talk Productions, So Television, The Farm Post House, CTV Outside Broadcasting, Envy Post House, and Ian Johnson Publicity.
Who will teach me?
Our Broadcast Media lecturers are experienced industry professionals, people who know the industry and its challenges. Staff have worked in television, film and radio. Most combine work in the industry with their teaching here. This professional engagement helps keep course content relevant and provides excellent contacts for work placements.
Career paths for Broadcast Media graduates include creative and production roles in film, television, radio and online media. Other graduates opt for postgraduate study and teacher training.
“I definitely wouldn't have known where to start without the support I received here. I came to university knowing I wanted to work in post production but didn't really understand what was required of me to break in to the industry. The skill set I gained whilst studying really helped me progress. I completed a number of work experience placements, giving me valuable experience and a chance to measure how far I had come since starting the course.
After graduating, I secured a job with a leading post production house.”
Christian Block, Broadcast Media graduate
''Working in the media industry is an amazing career with so many possibilities - from starting work at the crack of dawn in a cold remote location on a drama shoot to working all day to get a live television or radio programme to air; all of them exciting, adrenalin filled and hugely fulfilling, every cog in the wheel to get the production to transmission is essential and whatever your role you know you matter. If you are creative, dynamic, thrive on a challenge with bags of energy then this is the career for you!''
Joanna MacDonnell, Course Leader, Broadcast Media and Television Production foundation degrees
We are an accredited Avid Academic Partner. We were recently recommended by the Sunday Times as one of the best places in the UK to study broadcast media. Our students use a fully equipped broadcast media suite including a newsroom with live newsfeed, industry-standard radio station and television studio.
You can view some recent student work below: