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Course overview

  • Explore creative possibilities in our outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens
  • Build a robust portfolio to showcase the sort of creativity and sophisticated production skills highly sought-after by employers
  • Undertake professional industry placements and work for leading media organisations such as the BBC, ITV and Sky
  • Expand your creative horizons by making an original media piece as part of your Final Major Project
  • Learn from experienced media professionals

If you aspire to produce hard-hitting documentaries, create an original podcast series or play a part in making sure the nightly TV news goes out on time, then look no further. Our Creative Production degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the media production industry, from development to post production, and ensures you master a wide range of technical skills that are highly sought-after by employers across the convergent media industries of today.

At the heart of the hands-on programme is creativity, one of the University’s core values. Modules are structured to allow you to explore your own creative interests as you develop high-end production skills and refine your professional practice. We aim to help you become an innovative, confident and highly-able professional, be that as a director, editor, screenwriter or one of many other crucial roles in creative production.

You learn in outstanding media facilities equipped with 24/7 access to two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio and facilities for multi-track audio recording. But you are not confined to campus. An extensive range of industry-standard production equipment is available to loan for your next showpiece.

In Year 1, you experience the breadth of opportunities in content production, and establish strong technological and theoretical foundations across production methods and delivery formats. You take core modules in Audio, Narrative Storytelling, Radio Production and Podcasting, TV News, and Marketing and Advertising.

In Year 2, you explore production techniques for Live Events, Music Video, and Documentary and Non-Fiction. You further develop creativity, technical skills and professionalism through specialist, optional modules. These may include TV Studio: Programme Development, Production Management, Sound Design for Cinema and Advanced Post Production.

The defining factor of Year 3 is your Final Major Project, which becomes the centrepiece of your professional portfolio. You delve into a chosen specialism, be it Motion Graphics or Original Music Composition, and produce a media piece demonstrating your creative ability and sophisticated production skills. You also undertake a professional work placement.

Careers

Our 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.

94.4% of our 2015/16 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course.

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.

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.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

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. 

Location

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

Assessment

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% coursework
0% written exams
23% practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

84% coursework
0% written exams
16% practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

91% coursework
0% written exams
9% 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.

Further information

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

 

 

Entry requirements

104-120 points

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

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

Additional requirements

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

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Radio Production and Podcasting 15
Marketing and Advertising 15
Culture, Industry and Context 15
Narrative Storytelling 15
Image Creation and Manipulation 15
TV Studio Show: News 15
Audio: Recording Skills 15
Creative Video Practice 15

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Music Video 15
Drama Production 15
Live Events 15
Documentary and Non-Fiction 15

Optional Credits

Optional modules

TV Studio: Programme Development 15 credits

Production Management 15 credits

Cinematography and Production Design 15 credits

Animation and Motion Graphics 15 credits

Studio Based Recordings 15 credits

The Soundtrack: Sound Design for Cinema 15 credits

Interactive Sound and Music 15 credits

Synthesis and Sequencing 15 credits

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Volunteering and Third Sector 15
Professional Portfolio 15
Production Project 2 15
Production Project 1 15
Final Major Project 30

Optional Credits

Optional modules

FX Design 15 credits

TV Show Pilot 15 credits

Original Music Composition 15 credits

Advanced Studio Recording 15 credits

Creative Industry Practice 15 credits

 

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.

Course Tuition Fees 

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. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU 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. 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.

Full-time £9,250 p/a

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)

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

Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)

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.

 

Additional Costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Optional

Field trip

There is an optional trip to the BVE Expo, the UK’s leading show dedicated to broadcast, production and post-production, 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.

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards section.

Key course details

UCAS code
P320
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Typical offer
104-120 points
Location
King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester