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Media Production BA (Hons)

The course emphasises the production process. Media production is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors; you will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so you can make really effective, powerful media products that connect with their target audience. Media production is a broad area of study, and the design of the Media Production course recognises that you may wish to either be a generalist or develop an area of specialism.

Fashion and Textiles

Bedford College fashion and textile students are continuing to compete on an international stage. Two students are through to the final ten of 2018 Professional Clothing Awards where they will be competing with designers from across Europe. Last year students from the Bedford College took 1st, 2nd and prizes in the Personal, Protective, Equipment (PPE) category beating university students from across the UK.

Holly Varney-Lonsdale, aged 19, of Kempston is through to the finals of this year’s bigger event with her designs for firefighter kit. And Summer Gill, 21, of Barton le Clay, has designed a uniform for airport ground crew.

In 2017 three Fashion & Textile Higher Education students at Bedford College took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the national Professional Clothing Awards. Abby Simpson, Sarah Davis and Megan Schneider made up their designs made up for the showcase event in London on June 21st. At the same time Bedford College won the overall ‘Best University’ plaque.

"2017 was a massive competition that received 100s of entries from top Fashion & Textile BA degree courses nationally, including institutions such as Nottingham and Brighton. Reaching the semi-finals involved our students being awarded a grant to make up their submitted designs, these were then showcased on the catwalk at the 2018 Professional Clothing Awards" said Elisa Bratton, HND and Level 3 Fashion & Textiles Course Manager.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have successfully completed a Level 5 FdA in Media Production or HND in Media Production.

Course content


  • Contemporary Practices and Debates in the Media
  • Sound Image and Interaction
  • Research Development and Industry
  • Special Project Media Production

Throughout the year we will have visiting speakers from the creative industry joining us for short talks and workshop session. In addition trips will be organised to the National Film Theatre and The Imperial War Museum Archive. The University of Bedfordshire holds regular networking events in Luton and London where ex students and industry professional are invited along to network.

Assessment methods

Practical film making, Essays, Presentations, Active Research.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Media Production

Further study and career options

Course progression: Postgraduate study

Career progression: Careers in media production


Additional information

Additional costs

You are advised to buy a hard drive to store your work on (at the cost of approximately £40). You will also need access to Adobe Suite via the Adobe Cloud (approx. £16 per month with educational discount). There will also be travel costs for client projects.

How to apply

Visit www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline, type XXX into the keywords and it will bring up the programmes. Once clicked, it will bring up a list of session codes.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to apply online via the University of Northampton's website at:
www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline – it is recommended that you use Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox as opposed to Internet Explorer.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 27/09/2021 £9250 Cauldwell Street BBL1665

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.