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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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Overview**With our BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course, you'll dive deep into the inner workings of media: its present and future, its pivotal role in how we communicate and perceive the world, and the networking industries and institutions that structure communication.Experience the many facets of media communication, from its underpinning theories and marketing functions to hands-on media production. The course has award-winning expert researchers and film producers teaching it, strong industry links in TV, film and journalism, and chances to intern in fascinating areas of the media industries, so you’re always learning the current and best practices in academia and professional practice.You'll gain a flexible range of specialist skills that will allow you to pursue careers in film and TV production, camera departments, sound recording and post production. You can also sidestep into journalism, scriptwriting, advertising, marketing, or public relations.**Foundation year**If you're new to studying media or don’t meet the required grades for the full degree course, our Foundation Year will bridge that gap. You'll expand your knowledge of media and communication and develop the preparatory skills you'll need for entry into Year 1.If you have the required grades, you can skip the Foundation Year and start at Year 1.**Course highlights**- Shape your course from second year, choosing optional modules that meet your speciality and career ambitions- Build your industry experience by taking a one-year placement – either with a company or self-employed- Familiarise yourself with professional equipment and facilities used widely in media production – including multi-camera television studios, industry-level film and cinematic cameras, and innovative colour correction hardware- Expand your professional network and knowledge by attending guest lectures by visiting professionals- Enhance your collaboration and team-working skills by working with students from other courses and schools in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries- Demonstrate your technical proficiency to potential employers by achieving industry-recognised Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) qualifications**Careers and opportunities**Media communication is a staple of every industry. When you graduate with a Media and Communication degree, you'll become a vital, versatile asset for any employer and any field.Graduate areasYou'll be able to work in areas such as:- post-production- film and TV directing- scriptwriting- marketing- advertising- journalismYou can also go into freelancing.Graduate rolesJob 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 managerWhen you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : EEE

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 48 points to include 1 A Level, or equivalent. Other qualifications such as vocational A Levels (AVCE), BTEC’s and Access courses will also be considered.Year 1 entry: BBB-BBC. We also accept other combinations equivalent to 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%

    70th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    61st

    48
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    35th

    5

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