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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    BMET (James Watt)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This course offers an inspiring introduction to the production, theoretical and professional aspects of media. It gives you a solid and respected platform from which you can progress to further study or present yourself as a competent and credible candidate for employment in the media and communication industries.What's covered in the course?We strongly believe in the practical application of theory to real-life situations. We are fortunate to have very strong links with employers in the media industry, who see great value in our approach.Modules you study include Broadcast Production, Research Methods and Academic Skills, History and Structure of the Media, Media texts and Cultural Contexts, and Professional Studies, in which Birmingham Metropolitan College will support you in securing a two-week placement in a media production business.Your studies cover key aspects of audio, the moving image, journalism, and television studio practice.You explore broadcast journalism, photography and photojournalism, radio features and documentary television production, as well as television drama and film studies.You focus on future employment in a Career Development workshop. You also gain the crucial research and academic techniques to enable you to effectively source, collate and analyse information.Why Choose Us?Underlining our innovative approach to media studies, we are the UK’s sole provider of an HND in Media and Communication.Delivered at one of our highly regarded partner institutions, Birmingham Metropolitan College, the course is managed, maintained and monitored by the University.A placement allows you to absorb the day-to-day realities of a media production business.Gain from the experience, close support and encouragement of expert staff.Share all the facilities, contacts and advantages of a Birmingham City University student, and feel part of a dynamic, creative and enquiring media production community.Your HND qualification gives you direct entry to the second year of our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course at the University, with a choice of eight specialist routes. Close working between the College and the University ensures that you have covered much of the same content as our first-year BA (Hons) Media and Communication students.

Application deadline

15 January

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    119 59%

    44th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    47th

    7

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