Broadcast Media FdA
- The University of Brighton foundation degree (FdA) provides a step towards work in a range of media occupations including television, radio, film and new media. Graduates may be able to progress to the one-year Broadcast Media top-up degree.
- This practical course, run at the University of Brighton in Hastings, will give you a solid base to build a career in broadcast media, be it television, radio and film or audio-visual internet content. You will learn how to apply the latest technology such as digital filming and editing, as well as gaining the essential skills of script writing, interviewing, editing and professional practice.
- You will be taught experienced broadcast media professionals. They work as producers, directors, scriptwriters, directors of photography, presenters and editors in radio, film and television.
- Modules contain a large element of practical, hands-on experience using high-end media equipment. The course is equipped with industry-standard high definition field kits, Avid editing suites with Pro Tools audio editing and Solid State Audio recorders. You will also receive the necessary training in industry software packages such as Final Draft for scripting, and Movie Magic for scheduling and budgeting.
- Practical broadcast media course
- Delivered at our Hastings campus
- Experienced broadcast media professionals take the course
- Excellent industry-standard facilities and equipment
Media production matters - billions of people around the world watch or listen to television, films and radio every day. An exciting industry delivers this, making sure that programmes and broadcasts are of the highest quality in content, vision and sound.
This practical course, run at our Hastings campus, will give you a solid base to build a career in broadcast media, be it television, radio and film or audio-visual internet content. You will learn how to apply the latest technology such as digital filming and editing, as well as gaining the essential skills of script writing, interviewing, editing and professional practice.
You will be taught by experienced broadcast media professionals. They work as producers, directors, scriptwriters, directors of photography, presenters and editors in radio, film and television.
The course is delivered at University Centre Hastings. The emphasis throughout is on developing practical skills for work in the media sector, and students have the opportunity to learn from, and work with, media professionals.
A number of experienced broadcast media professionals contribute to the course. They work as producers, directors, script writers, directors of photography, presenters and editors in radio, film and television. Their recent credits include Casualty, Clocking Off, The Bill, Touching Evil, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, No Angels and Foyles War. Teaching combines formal lectures, practical workshops and presentations.
Areas of study
Modules contain a large element of practical, hands-on experience using high-end media equipment. The course is equipped with industry-standard high definition field kits, Avid editing suites with Pro Tools audio editing and Solid State Audio recorders. You will also receive the necessary training in industry software packages such as Final Draft for scripting, and Movie Magic for scheduling and budgeting.
The course is delivered through lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars and screenings, and industry professional masterclasses, and is assessed through practical and written coursework.
Radio Features Production
Media History and Analysis
Writing for Film, TV and Radio
Multi Camera Studio Production
Live Radio Production
Editing and Post Production
Professional Practice and Development, or Work placement
160 points, from a minimum of one 12-unit or two 6-unit qualifications. Level 3 Key Skills will count towards the tariff score.
24 points; specified subjects.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Career and progression opportunities
Graduates will be qualified to find work in a range of media occupations including television, radio, film and new media. Graduates wishing to take their studies further may progress to the one-year Broadcast Media top-up degree.
UCAS code P310 (campus code U)
Full-time: 2 years
Part-time: 4 years
The fees listed here are for full-time courses for the upcoming academic year only. Further fees are payable for subsequent years of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, whether you study full- or part-time and whether or not you already have a higher education qualification. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - contact the course team for up-to-date information.
Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/money for more information, including advice on international and island fee paying status, and the government's Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) policy.
FdA Broadcast Media
UK/EU (FT) - 9,000 GBP
Island Students (FT) - 9,000 GBP
International (FT) - 12,900 GBP
Made in 2009, and led by Dr Sarah Atkinson, all media staff and students on the broadcast media courses at Hastings were involved in the scripting and creation of this film promo production. [then known as University College Hastings]
Showreel of final project work by Faculty of Arts Broadcast Media students at the University of Brighton in Hastings. Final cut by Adam El-Sharawy, graduate. [Soundtrack uses Jay-Z, 'Run This Town']
Broadcast Media graduates talk about their time at the University of Brighton
Image: Lorena Wright (left) on the set of Diana with actress Naomi Watts
The real world skills you acquire on this course at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts give you a real advantage in the search for a job in media. Our students undertake placements that fine-tune what they have learnt on the course and give them a start in building essential industry contacts. Many of our students have secured first jobs and begun building careers based directly on their placement from the course.
Look at the successes of our recent students:
After a placement on Neal Jordan’s film Byzantium, made on location in Hastings in 2011, Lorena Wright, FdA Television Production, spent the summer working as an assistant director on the feature film Diana starring Naomi Watts. She then went onto be an assistant to the producer of a film starring Tom Cruise.
The same Tom Cruise film has on the team our FdA TV Production graduate, and now production assistant, Luke Fuller and Dan Worth FdA and BA(Hons) Broadcast Media Graduate who is working as a runner. Dan worked in a similar role on The World’s End with Edgar Wright following a placement on Downton Abbey last year.
Laura Muschamp – FdA Broadcast Media Graduate, completed her placement on Britain’s Got More Talent and was immediately employed as a runner on the live studio finals of Britain’s Got Talent. She then spent her summer working for a number of productions including Loose Women and the London Studios as a runner. Laura then returned to complete her BA(Hons) in Broadcast Media which many of our FdA students take as a 'top up' year of study.
FdA TV Production Graduate 2012 Jordan Lamprell is the Office Manager at Back to Back productions. She secured this role after a work placement with them and also a placement with Shed Media’s subsidiary company Watershed.
Hannah Libby, FdA Broadcast Media, was offered the post of office runner and receptionist at Sony’s Silver River Productions following her work placement with them. Hannah worked for the 4 months over the summer and has returned to the Hastings campus to undertake her BA(Hons) in Broadcast Media.
Kiril Isajev, FdA Broadcast Media, spent his work placement with CTV Outside Broadcast and was employed as a camera assistant on a number of multi-camera studio and outside broadcast productions. He has returned to the Hastings Campus to study BA(Hons) in Broadcast Media and spends his weekends working as a camera assistant.
Joel Blake (FdA Broadcast Media and BA(Hons) Broadcast Media Graduate) secured a contract as the Floor Runner on BBC1’s flagship show Holby City.
Justin Windsor TV Production Graduate 2012 secured a highly coveted internship with Quicksilver Media and is now working on Channel 4’s Unreported World
Elise Jones was offered the position of post-production runner following her placement at Envy Post Production.
Other placements undertaken by Broadcast Media and TV Production students in 2012 include Dancing on Ice for ITV Productions , Yalli Productions, Ricochet Productions, Avalon, Pretzel Productions, NEP Cyrmu, Avanti, BTV Post, Crystal Palace FC Media Dept., Fractured films, plastic production, Heart FM, Uckfield FM and Panavision.
Industry placements are a key feature of most of our media coruses and give you the opportunity to build real-world experience, confidence and contacts in the industry. Through the placements you'll be equipped with practical experience enabling you to explore the academic aspects of media studies.
Successful graduates have the professional skills needed to secure a first job in the industry, and the scope to develop and progress quickly in their chosen area.