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Digital Media Production with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society (BKSTS).- Learn to use industry-standard systems to create, capture, store, edit, compose and distribute digital media.- Work with a wide range of professional industry standard equipment.- Build your employability by working with nationwide digital media companies.- Gain valuable experience by working on live projects.This course enables you to develop the creative and technical skills needed to work with industry-standard technologies and current emerging platforms in disciplines such as film, animation, interactive media, gaming, mobile applications, web-based media, social media, virtual reality and cross-media.**How you learn:**All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other media arts and communication foundation year students, then move on to the degree.We employ a practice-based approach to teaching and assessment set within the context of creative and industry-focused activities. You will build up a portfolio of creative work suitable for use after you graduate.You learn through:- lab based specialist workshops- lectures, seminars and tutorials- self-directed study- live projectsIn the foundation year, you'll study wide-ranging media arts and communication topics, while also focussing on your particular subject area and completing assignments in that field. You'll grow as a creative, and begin developing a professional portfolio. You'll also become familiar with Hallam's exceptional facilities and staff, so you're fully prepared for undergraduate study.**Applied learning - Work placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You are supported in finding a placement by our experienced Placement and Employability Team who have a large range of employer contacts.**Live projects**The entire course, in terms of both content and approach, is geared towards producing employable digital media professionals through live projects. Many modules on the degree make use of the Venture Matrix (a University service which sources clients for live projects) that gives you the experience of working within your specialist industry.**Networking opportunities**We can provide you with the skills you need to set up your own business through our Enterprise Centre. For those involved in this opportunity, our specialist business start-up unit, The Hatchery, also provides additional free support and office space, as well as business mentors with experience in your business area. A series of guest lectures from industry professionals, networking events, competitions and other industry-based research opportunities also provide you with the opportunity to develop your network.

Application deadline

25 January

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UCAS Points : 80

With at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:CDD at A Level.MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 102 16

    56th out of 114 18

    39th out of 97 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    119 64%

    74th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57.0 57%

    25th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.58 72%

    82nd

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%

    74th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91.0 91%

    22nd

    53
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    85th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    115 55%

    62nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    23rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    43rd

    37

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