This degree course - designed in partnership with the media industry - will develop your creative potential through an innovative curriculum that fosters individual expression in a context of entrepreneurial freelancing.
The course is a new kind of degree provision, alert to the needs of industry and developed in partnership with it. It will enhance your creative potential through a curriculum that fosters individual expression in a context of professional practice. Creative Media Practice offers opportunities to work in both educational and professional contexts with the final year of the course being delivered at Bath Spa’s Digital Media Enterprise ‘Artswork Media’ at its studio and production facilities at Paintworks, Bristol.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
280–320 UCAS Tariff points. Offers may be subject to interview and portfolio.
You will gain a knowledge of current practices in the UK´s creative media industries, whilst at the same time gaining a grounding in key practical skills in two content creation fields. You will develop an understanding of different approaches to solving technical and aesthetic problems relating to content creation.
Media Today (Core);
Select two from:
Sound and Vision;
Introduction to Publishing: Copywriting and Text Editing;
Work at Year 2 equips you with knowledge and critical understanding of both the established principles and techniques and the emerging trends in the application of digital media in a variety of creative and cultural industry settings. During the year you will develop your own creative practice as a budding content creator, working as a free lancer or in work based settings on original projects or live briefs. Students normally follow the same creative specialisms they took in Year 1.
Commissioning and Work in the Media (Core);
Select two from:
Advanced Sound and Vision;
Advanced Media Production;
Planning and Making a Film;
Editing and New Product Development;
Designing Visual Narratives;
Advanced Photographic Practice.
The third year is industry focussed and supports you in developing high level skills and techniques in your chosen field(s) of specialisation whilst providing mentoring and other kinds of support for your work on individual and group projects. Students normally take only one creative specialism but may chose to do project work in their other field of expertise.
Creative Enterprise Project (Core);
During the course students will have the chance to study and experience a variety of media roles. Within the Year 3 project modules you will work with industry mentors and the University careers service to plan your future – be it progression to further study or seeking opportunities in the workplace.
You will have a detailed understanding of key areas of employment which draw on creative media skills. You will also have a thorough understanding of the opportunities associated with freelance work and the process of establishing your own business.
By equipping you with this range of critical and practice-based skills, the degree will provide a firm foundation for work in a rapidly expanding and changing media sector in which multi-skilling, creativity and agility are increasingly essential.
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