48 points (or equivalent) is the minimum you will need to be considered for this course in Clearing.
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This course offers an inspiring introduction to the production, theoretical and professional aspects of media. It gives you a solid and respected platform from which you can progress to further study or present yourself as a competent and credible candidate for employment in the media and communication industries.
We strongly believe in the practical application of theory to real-life situations. We are fortunate to have very strong links with employers in the media industry, who see great value in our approach.
Modules you study include Broadcast Production, Research Methods and Academic Skills, History and Structure of the Media, Media texts and Cultural Contexts, and Professional Studies, in which Birmingham Metropolitan College will support you in securing a two-week placement in a media production business.
Your studies cover key aspects of audio, the moving image, journalism, and television studio practice.
You explore broadcast journalism, photography and photojournalism, radio features and documentary television production, as well as television drama and film studies.
You focus on future employment in a Career Development workshop. You also gain the crucial research and academic techniques to enable you to effectively source, collate and analyse information.
Our next University-wide Open Days will take place on Saturday 14 October and Saturday 4 November. Come along to find out more about our courses and see our facilities.
To welcome all new home and EU undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and a range of learning materials. Even better, it doesn’t have to be repaid.
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48 points (or equivalent) is the minimum you will need to be considered for this course in Clearing. Please call us to see if we can make you an offer.
Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your points.
Our Clearing hotline opens at 6am on Thursday 17 August.
Get an offer or ask a question by direct messaging us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll be available for 44 hours from 12am on Thursday 17 August.
A good portfolio, plus one of the following:
If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.
UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.
If you're worried about your exam results, changed your mind about your course choices or haven't applied yet - Clearing is a great time to explore your options. We explain what Clearing is and how it works.
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Sorry, this course is not available to international students.
The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.
If you’d like to start this course full time this September, you can apply through Clearing.
Our Clearing hotline is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
Get an offer or ask a question by direct messaging us on Facebook or Twitter.
International and part-time students can apply online as normal using the links above.
Want to start in September 2018?
You can apply via UCAS from 6 September 2017.
UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*
The personal statement gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.
Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:
Why does this course appeal? What areas are of particular interest?
If you have a specific career in mind, say how your chosen course will help you pursue this goal.
Mention any work that is relevant to your subject, highlighting the skills and experience gained.
Highlight skills gained at school/college, eg summer schools or mentoring activities.
eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.
You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.
Get more information on writing personal statements.
*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.
This is a practical course and you may be required to purchase materials to support your learning and development. Please contact Birmingham Metropolitan College for details: www.bmetc.ac.uk / T: 0845 155 0101.
Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.
We offer further information on possible undergraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.
The HND Media and Communication course consists of five modules:
The production side introduces and develops skills in television and video production, radio presentation and production, photography, desktop publishing, journalism and multimedia production.
Most modules are assessed through written and production assignments, and there are module-end tests in theory subjects.
Journalism, press and public relations, video and television production and presentation, radio presentation, publishing, photography, and progression on to degree courses.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.
Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.
Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.
The Professional Studies element of the course involves work with media organisations and students have to spend two weeks in a media production business.
This course is delivered by Birmingham Metropolitan College at its James Watt Campus.
Situated on the Aldridge Road, right on the 997 bus route through north Birmingham, the James Watt Campus is an imposing building. Spread over two main buildings and five floors, the campus features a fully equipped, professional quality TV studio, beauty salon, gym, media suite and construction workshop.
Our teaching staff comprises specialists in their respective fields, including academics and industry professionals, all of whom are perfectly placed to offer a wealth of experience and knowledge. Birmingham School of Media students also benefit from access to high-profile guest speakers from across the industry.
A dynamic community that is responsive to the changing face of the media industry, Birmingham School of Media is the perfect starting point to your media career.