About the Course

Graduate faster with this two-year, accelerated degree. Our belief, which is endorsed by the Media Industries, is that you will be best prepared for a career if you can develop and demonstrate the necessary technical skills of media production as well as a creative understanding of the theories and concepts of the communication industries. This course provides a broad skill-based approach across a range of film and broadcast media. 

Course highlights

  • A route into careers related to film and television direction and production, including lighting, sound and editing.
  • Past students have gone to work for a wide range of video and media companies.
  • You will have an opportunity to work on a diverse range of briefs covering film, our television studio and sound studios.
  • Taught at University Centre Farnborough, with access to professional film cameras, Adobe and Da Vinci software.

Why study this course with us?

This programme is perfect for those with a passion for creativity in all aspects of film and broadcast media.


Fee Per Year £9000

Paying for this Course

There are no up-front tuition fees for this course when taking out a student loan. Read more and find out if you are eligible.

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Your Course

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a variety of staff in a series of practical lecturers and workshops, with supporting contextual lectures.

What modules are covered?

Level 4

  • Sight, Sound and Narrative 
  • Preparing for Production
  • Production Skills (Camera and Sound)
  • Academic Skills (cross-college) 
  • Post Production Foundation
  • TV (Chat Show) Production  
  • Radio Production
  • Short Film Production

Level 5

  • Critical Ideas in Narrative and Style 
  • Broadcasting and Film Business
  • Cinematography and Creative Choice
  • Advanced Post Production
  • TV (News) Production
  • Sound Design and Foley
  • Genre Film Production
  • Documentary Production

Level 6

  • Major Production 
  • Preparing for the Major Production (Research Techniques)
  • Global Media 
  • TV (Light entertainment) Production
  • Professional Investigation of Broadcast Media and Film
  • Documentary Production
  • Online Streaming Film Production

Please note that some of the above units are to be confirmed. Contact us for more information. 

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

• Assessed practical work
• Assessed coursework / assignments
• Practical examination
• Project report
• Project presentation
• Formative assessment through assignment work feedback

Professional Recognition
Graduates of media from University Centre Farnborough are widely recognised by industry in terms of their employability, professionalism and ability to cope with the demands of working in the creative media industries. Students achieving degrees are employed across a wide range of media sectors at many of the largest and most respected organisations in the UK

What training will be provided?

In the first year at level 4, you learn the basics of planning a production and recording it for television and film.

  • You will learn the fundamentals of writing a script based on a firm appreciation of the requirements to tell a story and convey information effectively. 
  • You will gain the knowledge needed to edit film and add post-production effects, including sound. 
  • You will learn about the commercial side of the media business and understand why streaming giants such as Netflix are successful. 

At level 5, there is the opportunity to gain advanced skills in narrative, visual and audio style and apply them in productions such as documentary production.

  • Live briefs designed to be as close to a work simulation as possible will aid you to develop a diverse set of skills and become equipped for a variety of careers, including cinematographer, sound recordist, as well as producer and director.  You will have the chance to visit a film festival in London.  

In the second year, you increasingly work independently but remain supported using supervision. 

  • You will develop and produce your own work. Opportunities exist to work in groups and individually to reflect how the industry is structured and operates. 
  • Each student will follow their own interests in film and broadcast media while developing a deeper understanding of creative, practical and commercial aspects of the film and broadcast industries. 
  • An understanding of how the media is organised globally will encourage an understanding of international film and television production. 
  • Modules exist that encourage students to engage with the industry as they prepare for careers after graduation.    


You’ll learn from an experienced team of film-makers and acedemic staff who specialise in sound design, screenwriting, editors and production in the TV studio.

Your Future

What Next?

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Digital marketer
  • Location manager
  • Media buyer
  • Media planner
  • Media researcher
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Television production coordinator
  • Web content manager

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advertising account
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Event manager
  • Film director
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Marketing executive
  • Photographer
  • UX designer
  • Writer

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

Applicants must have a portfolio of creative work showcasing their current design and creative skills and experience in a creative subject.

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS websiteVisit and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'. 
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - BPF1

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) or relevant evidence of work experience and CPD and successful interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

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There’s a lot of creative freedom and working hard is key, thankfully lecturers are there to help and assist you. We all get along with each other and it’s like working in a media team.
Sam Media
We focus on giving you the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career, which is why many of our courses are more hands-on than you might expect.
Our class sizes are similar to college, which means you won’t get lost in the crowd or feel like just a number with us.
Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying. Plus, you’ll have exclusive access to University Centre study spaces in the College.
Studying a degree at a small institution means your lecturers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.
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