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Sports Journalism with Media Foundation BA (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: SJO3

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Solent’s foundation year in media offers students a stimulating introduction to both the study of media and the production of media content.The Foundation Year in Media provides you with the opportunity to develop technical, creative and academic skills across a range of media platforms including graphic design, video production, digital photography and blogging. You will be encouraged to situate your own media production within established traditions and styles whilst beginning to identify your own storytelling voice and signature style. You will lastly be introduced to the significance of the creative industries within the UK economy and will be encouraged to begin positioning yourself within this growing and exciting, but competitive sector.Understanding that students are joining the Foundation Year from a range of previous experiences, the course is specifically designed to acclimatise students to the university experience. For the first six weeks you will study just one unit ‘Belonging’ which is delivered intensively by the teaching team and is tailored to help build a sense of course community and ease you into university life. Thereafter units are added so that by the second semester the Foundation structure reflects the experience you can expect on the media-related degree programme of your choosing.Face-to-face academic support is available throughout, and is complemented by 24/7 access to the University’s virtual learning environment. Teaching is tailored to individual needs by the dedicated course team and Foundation students have in the past gone forward to enjoy success on; BA (Hons) Media Production, BA (Hons) Film, BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Television Production, BA (Hons) Film and Television amongst others.To support learning, students have access to Solent’s industry-standard media production facilities.**What does this course lead to?**Upon successful completion of the foundation year in media, you can progress onto the following courses:BA (Hons) Film and TelevisionBA (Hons) Film ProductionBA (Hons) Media ProductionBA (Hons) Post-Production for Film and TelevisionBA(Hons) Sports JournalismBA (Hons) Television Production**Who is this course for?**This foundation year is designed to help you build basic media making skills ahead of starting a full undergraduate media-related degree at Solent.Typical candidates either haven’t yet met the entry requirements needed to start on the first year of an undergraduate course or have spent time away from education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per year

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48 UCAS tariff points from: A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully.

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 11

    63rd out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    133 66%

    32nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    54th

    6

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