This BA (Hons) Applied Media is a one year top-up degree. Applicants must have completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject.
This programme aims to equip you with the opportunity to develop the requisite skills needed to work at graduate level. The suite of modules will provide a path to a final Specialist Production. The range of modules within the programme enables you from an array of different media backgrounds to study the Bachelor Degree. You will be encouraged to develop your own practice as well as a deeper professional practice and produce an appropriate portfolio that demonstrates your production expertise.
The course is suitable for students from varied media backgrounds including photography, animation, advertising, digital visualisation, television and film production.
The philosophy of the programme is underpinned by the concept of ‘360 Degree Media’. This contemporary approach will ensure that students are fully equipped for the media Industries of the twenty-first century.
The concept of ‘360 Degree Media’ has evolved in response to the requirements of production and consumption in a media industry continually in flux. It builds on the notion of media convergence, of technological change which brings all media closer together in methods and capabilities. ‘360 Degree Media’ incorporates not only the changes brought about by the shift in new media technologies but also the interrelationship of social, cultural, industrial, commercial and promotional environments. In essence this will allow the programme to create media practitioners who will understand the balance between their specialist knowledge and a wider awareness and understanding across media industries.
Students may progress to this course from one of the following Foundation Degrees or HNDs:
- FdA Action Photography
- FdA Digital Visualisation (Art & Design)
- FdA Media Advertising
- FdA Photography & Digital Imaging
- HND Media Moving Image
Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Progression from other courses may be available subject to satisfactory application and successful interview with the Programme Leader.
One year Full-time
Part-time also available
GCSE Level: Normally English and Maths at Grade C or above/Equivalent qualification.
Together with one of the following:
- A Foundation Degree in a related topic
- A HND in a relevant topic (by interview).
Please note, additional costs may be incurred for a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) and if any equipment, resources or trips need to be purchased.
Plymouth University, Faculty of Media and Arts
For full-time study apply online at www.ucas.com
Click here to download the part-time application form
UCAS Institution: TRURO
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: P300
UCAS Course Title: BA/AM
A mixture of assignments, portfolios and a dissertation.
Dissertation: The dissertation module will give students an opportunity to appreciate the uncertainty and limits to knowledge within a range of concepts, theories and analytical methods that underpin the academic study of the visual media and photographic arts. This module will allow students to utilise their understanding of this theoretical context in a systematic, critical investigation of an appropriate topic for sustained research and study.
Creative Production in a Local Context: The focus of this module is developing a full understanding of the complexities of working with outside agencies in relation to applied media. It will allow students to use their individual knowledge, skills and media practices in collaboration with others to create enterprising media product(s). The media product(s) will be created in response to an identified complex employer or voluntary sector problem.
Professional Practice: This module aims to allow students to reflect critically upon their skills, knowledge and confidence to progress within professional life. They will focus on the relationship between aspirations and the complexities of the media industry, generating specific enterprising material that enhances employment possibilities. Students will synthesise their research and reflection to formulate a personal development strategy which allows evaluative reflection.
Specialist Production (Project): Students will work independently to develop a Specialist Project based on research ideas negotiated with the tutor. This module supports the exploration of creative interests in combination with the acquisition of technical skills. The Specialist Project will enable students to display technical competence and professional attitude to academic study and applied practice. This module includes exhibition/competition submission and/or another form of public display, and evaluation. Through a high level of inventiveness, creativity, analysis and specialist understanding, they will systematically demonstrate critical awareness of the medium and exhibit work appropriately as the final stage of their programme.
Higher Education Department
Telephone: 01872 267122