BA (Hons) Media Production - (Level 6 | Top-up)

The Conservation and Education Centre at the former Bristol Zoo Gardens site remains open to students.

You will have private access to the zoo grounds during lectures, to carry out your observations and data collection, but as more animals are moved, this will gradually be carried out at the Bristol Zoo Project. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Course Description

This exciting programme has excellent facilities including a fully operational industry standard TV studio. The programme will include taught workshops, independent studio/workshop activities, work-based environments and live briefs, blended learning environments, seminars, tutorials and lectures. Each module will encourage you to adapt to new situations and prepare you for future learning and employment opportunities. You will be encouraged to explore work opportunities throughout your time on the course, and further opportunities organised will also enhance your industry experience.

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Study Modules
Media Enterprise

You will explore the various enterprise opportunities available to you in the creative industries, from profit-based businesses to not-for-profit charitable or voluntary organisations, community media programmes, and public or privately funded projects. In addition to exploring these in theoretical and conceptual ways, you will be supported to develop your own real-world enterprise project, suited to your long-term goals and aspirations, and may involve applying for appropriate funding. For this module you will explore the current and emerging models of enterprise in the creative industries, including film and television, sound recording and design, graphics and web development, though with scope allowed for you to explore other types of media practice and emerging media.

30% Presentation

70% Portfolio

Specialist Practice

This module is an opportunity to explore an area of practice in which you wish to specialise, in terms of your practical skillset and employment aspirations. The module will support you in developing your craft and technical expertise, a sense of authorship that should be present in your practical work and allow you to explore the concepts that underpin your specialisation. You will be encouraged to explore your own interests in terms of technology, form and style, building on earlier experience. You will produce a practical portfolio of process work and outcomes demonstrating your skills and ideas.

100% Portfolio

Professional Practice and Live Briefs

This module aims to give you opportunities to experience situations that closely resemble those you are likely to have when working in various media production contexts. These experiences could take the form of paid or unpaid commissions, internships, projects completed for real-world clients, or in collaboration with students on other courses and should be tailored to each student's career aims and ambitions. As well as developing content and producing media outcomes you will document the working relationships throughout the process as part of your portfolio of evidence. You will present your experience of work from these professional situations in the form of a presentation, and reflect upon the products produced for your portfolio, and what you have learned, both in a technical sense and professionally.

70% Portfolio

30% Presentation

Final Project/Dissertation

You will identify an area of practice, a practitioner or an equivalent negotiated aspect for research. This research is intended to be closely relevant to your own area of practice and of direct use to you in progressing your own work and ambitions. You will, through negotiation with your dissertation supervisor, identify an appropriate topic of interest to you and undertake research in depth on it to produce either: A formal written dissertation of 5800 words. OR An identified research project that would lead to a practical outcome (e.g. a media production) supported by a critical and evaluative text of 2900 words. Each will be supported by a presentation of your research proposal early in the module by means of a 10-minute assessed presentation (plus 5 minutes Q&A).

Presentation: 20% [10 minutes (plus 5 mins Q&A) or 1200 word equivalent]

Dissertation / Major Project: 80% [5800 words or 2900 words plus a practice-based outcome]

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Top-up Degree
Full-time Duration:
1 Year
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Part-time Duration:
2 Years
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Entry Requirements

For direct entry onto a Level 6 (Top Up) course, you will need to have achieved a level 5 qualification e.g. HND, Level 5 Diploma or Foundation Degree in a related subject.

Course info last updated:
April 15, 2024
Delivery Format

The delivery format for your degree-level programs is primarily face-to-face and in-person sessions. However, there may be some hybrid sessions offered occasionally, mainly for flexibility purposes, such as tutorials or for larger events like visiting lecturers. Additionally, it's mentioned that all degree programs are well-supported by Virtual Learning Environments, which include Teams or Google Classroom.

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