BA (Hons) Creative Production

Creative Production at Winchester provides you with an in-depth exploration of the role of the moving and still images in the convergent media industries of today, enabling you to become the professional you want to be. We believe that you learn best by doing, so over the duration of the course, you not only develop a robust portfolio but the skill set needed to enter the workplace. 

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BA (Hons) Creative Production at University of Winchester

UCAS codes: P320

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2018 Entry: 104-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Selection process: 

Suitable Single Honours applicants are required to attend an interview and/or workshop

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) 

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) 

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.

**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

 

Additional costs: 

Optional

  • Field trip: There is an optional trip to the BVE Expo in each year of the course. Admission is free; however students have to cover the costs of travel. Cost varies.
  • Technology: Short term loans of hard drives are provided by the loan counter but we recommend students come equipped with their own hard drive for the duration of the course. Cost £50-80. 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here 

Other Information

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Fact:

Throughout the programme, students gain and develop skills in Photoshop, website design and Adobe Premier Pro CC and other professional post-production  and design packages.

Fact:

Students explore a particular aspect of production with an industry professional during guest lectures as part of the Masterclass module.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

 

This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the media production industry and to help you to develop a wide range of technical production skills. The courses emphasise creativity, one of the University's core values. Modules are structured to allow you to explore you to explore your own creative interests as you develop production skills and refine your professional practice. 

Year 1 allows you to experience the breadth of opportunities available in content production, establishing a strong technological and theoretical foundation in production methods and delivery formats. Modules are designed to equip you with industry understanding while exploring a wide range of media outputs, in preparation for entering your chosen specialisations in subsequent years. 

Year 2 provides experience of a range of production approaches and helps to hone your abilities through specialist optional modules. The course structure continues to build theoretical and practical understanding while developing your creativity, technical skills and professionalism. 

In Year 3, you develop as confident professionals. The defining activity of this year is a Final Major Project, which becomes the centrepiece of your portfolio. You are encouraged to explore your specialisation and produce an original media piece with a considerable output. You are expected to push your creative ability to the limit and are supported throughout with tutorials and professional development. 

 

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Creative Video Practice
  • Audio: Recording Skills
  • TV Studio Show: News
  • Image Creation and Manipulation
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • Radio Production and Podcasting
  • Culture, Industry and Context
  • Marketing and Advertising 

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Music Video
  • Documentary and Non-Fiction
  • Live Events
  • Drama Production

Optional modules:

  • TV Studio: Programme Development
  • Production Management
  • Cinematography and Production Design
  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • Studio Based Recordings
  • The Soundtrack: Sound Design for Cinema
  • Interactive Sound and Music 
  • Synthesis and Sequencing 

Year 3

Core modules:

  •  
  • Final Major Project
  • Production Project 1
  • Volunteering and Third Sector
  • Production Project 2
  • Professional Portfolio

Optional modules:

  • FX Design
  • TV Show Pilot
  • Original Music Composition
  • Advanced Studio Recording
  • Creative Industry Practice

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
  • Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
  • Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 180 hours
  • Independent learning: 1020 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Programme Leader:

  • Corin Pritchard

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 77 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 23 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 84 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 16 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 91 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 9 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates have gone onto work for the BBC, ITV, Sky, Pinewood production houses, film production companies and independent broadcast providers as well as commercial radio. 

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Student: Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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