Thinking about higher education

Name: Poppy

Course: BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production

Materials/expenses

  • You can borrow cameras, outdoor broadcast kit and recording equipment from the University.
  • We recommend that you buy, or view online, a national newspaper a couple of times a week to keep updated on current affairs.

Learning

  • You learn through lectures, seminars and studio-based workshops in our Media Centre and Centre for Creative Technologies.
  • Lecturers have a wide range of current industry experience which will help develop your professional skills.
  • Our technical facilities are constantly upgraded so you use the same equipment and software as in industry.
  • You're encouraged to get a range of work experience with local and national media companies, using the University's links.

Revision

  • Revise in short manageable chunks and take regular breaks - each sessions should only last 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Pick a suitable environment to study in - think of somewhere nice and quiet with no noise distractions.
  • Remember to plan in time to revise practical aspects of the course as well as theoretical elements.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates primarily go to work in the TV and radio industries in a variety of roles. Some work in advertising and public relations, and some set up their own media business.

Revision tips

Download our revision plan and timetable to make sure you're prepared.

  Download our 10 step revision plan (pdf - 234kb)
  Download our revision timetable (pdf - 224kb)

Did you know?

  • A typical offer is 220-260 UCAS tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).
  • You'll be invited for an interview - be prepared to show a keen interest in the media.
  • You need good writing skills as the course includes storytelling and scriptwriting.