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Media and Communication with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Do you love making film, TV or digital media? Do you have ambitions for a career in the media, but don’t meet the entry requirements for one of our Bachelor's degree programmes? If so, this BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course is ideal.

On this media Foundation course, you'll put theory into practice. You’ll get a grounding in media and communication skills during the Foundation year that are vital for studying at degree level. You’ll then develop your creative talent by studying visual storytelling, advertising, journalism, audience profiling, script writing, and editing.

The international media industry is expanding, making it one of the fastest growing graduate specialisms. When you complete this course successfully, you'll be ready for a career in this area in jobs such as PR and communications officer, social media assistant, visual media co-ordinator, or TV researcher.

What you'll experience

On this BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course you'll:

  • Benefit from our strong industry connections with film, TV and journalism in a city that's becoming synonymous with the creative industry
  • Learn skills in key areas such as audience profiling, visual storytelling, advertising, journalism, editing and script writing
  • Be taught by teaching staff with experience in the media industry
  • Take a Foundation year to focus on the skills you’ll need to get started on the degree level in year 2
  • Choose your preferred route in your second year by selecting optional modules
  • Attend guest lectures by professionals at the top of their game in skill areas such as directing, scriptwriting, marketing, journalism, and broadcasting

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Media and Communication degree?

When you complete this course successfully, you'll be able to work in areas such as:

  • post-production
  • film and TV directing
  • scriptwriting
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • journalism

What jobs can you do with a Media and Communication degree?

Job roles you'll be suitable for include:

  • PR and communications officer
  • social media assistant
  • assistant editor
  • visual media co-ordinator
  • TV researcher
  • camera assistant
  • first or second assistant director
  • sound and vision engineer
  • film/video producer
  • stills photographer
  • production manager.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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