Media BA (Hons) Top Up 2020/21 entry

Clearing 2020

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Course code:

P3TU

Study options:

1 year (following Foundation Degree, HND or 2 years diploma study)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

P3TU

Study options:

1 year (following Foundation Degree, HND or 2 years diploma study)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

P3TU

Study options:

1 year (following Foundation Degree, HND or 2 years diploma study)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Have you done a Foundation Degree, HND or 2 years study at diploma level in Media or Design and are now looking to complete your skills to degree level? This exciting top-up degree offers the opportunity to develops your skills within photography, animation, multimedia, television, film and visual communications in a professional environment enabling you to produce an innovative portfolio of work that will give you the edge in an increasingly competitive graduate market.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

With this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your media skills across a range of platforms, including photography, television, film and visual communications.

This final year course involves working with your peers as well as individually, to build up your portfolio, and working to produce a final project. To work towards becoming an all-round practitioner, you’ll also have the chance to learn how to manage creative projects. Upon successful completion, you should have the skills and demonstrative ability to succeed in the job market and real world environments – which is the fundamental aim of the course.

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The course runs for 2 semesters during which you will have the opportunity to consider the process, theory and practical applications of your chosen area of media. You will be encouraged to work independently and with other students to realise projects and develop your creative ideas.

In the second semester you will work on an individual or a small group project that should showcase your skills and knowledge.

An international field trip will be organised in Semester 1 which will be subsidised. (Subject to availability, a competitive application process, visa requirements and additional costs).

Modules

  • Creative Development

    Explores and investigates the creative process, including idea development, project management and collaboration (local and global).

  • Understanding Visual Media

    Explore media theories as they inform and influence your own work and that of professionals.

  • Final Major Project

    Create an individual or small group project to showcase your skills and learning.

  • Professional Practice

    Engage with creative industries, explore your career options and prepare to enter your community of practice.

  • Add+Vantage

    Every student will take a 10 credit module from a range of options offered by the university.

In more detail...

  • Dedicated and flexible creative learning environments designed for the future
  • Access to industry-standard professional equipment via our Media Loan Shop (subject to availability)
  • The course’s dedicated media spaces, edit suites and industry-focused radio, photography and television studios
  • Links with a wide variety of employers, some established by our own graduates who now work in the media and cultural industries
  • Help applying for professional experience, placement opportunities (subject to availability, a competitive application process and additional costs) and live professional projects. Students have previously been placed at Regional BBC, Creative City, Rolls-Royce and BBC3
  • Teaching staff who are currently all practitioners or researchers with active profiles in established and emerging ways of working and leading scholarship in their fields

This is a third year top-up course so you will have the opportunity to develop your existing skills, knowledge, and understanding in order to produce a professional portfolio that represents who you are as a creative media practitioner.

You will produce a number of pieces of work and one final major project which brings these skills together, thus developing a portfolio of work that you can use when looking for work after graduation. 

The course is, naturally, very practical and is taught through workshops, seminars, and lectures. In addition, your Academic Personal Tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

Your final grade will be assessed through a mixture of practical or project work, coursework, tests, essays, presentations and/or posters.

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching through a combination of the following: and this will break down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching
  • Medium group teaching
  • Large group teaching

You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of projects that could require you to undertake short visits and field trips both in the UK and abroad.

In the past, we have run numerous trips each year and select the places on an annual basis. Student in the past have been able to visit countries including Cyprus, Hangzhou, Kenya, Los Angeles, New York, Norway, Paris, Prague, Sierra Leone and Tenerife. On all trips, you will be engaging in production projects that will become part of your professional portfolio.

The University is able to offer help, both practical and financial, through the Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) for all international experience.

UK and International experience and placement opportunities are subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

You will be treated as a professional from the moment that you arrive on the course.

During the course you will be given the opportunity to learn and develop the creative, technical and transferable skills you are likely to need to thrive as a professional when you graduate. These include creative skills and knowledge, entrepreneurial and management skills, critical skills, presentation and writing skills, as well as interpersonal and management skills.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates have gone on to pursue careers in established roles within the media industries (camera operators, editors, etc.) or become freelance media producers. Others have undertaken the appropriate qualifications to become teachers in schools and colleges and others have gone on to work with community arts organisations or as arts administrators.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.