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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcast Media Production (Top-up)

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Programme Objective

Broadcast media production equips you with skills within TV, audio, radio, film and interactive media. The programme gives students the opportunity to develop skills within a variety of disciplines and access to many different career opportunities.

The overall aims of the programme are to:

  • • Produce distinctive employment-ready graduates who are producers of creative and informed work that is relevant to contemporary multi-platform broadcast media industries.
  • • Produce adaptive, imaginative and critically-aware graduates who have a broad contextual understanding and high-level technical knowledge of the multiple disciplines within the broadcast media industries.
  • • Produce graduates who have an informed understanding of the economic context of media production and who can apply appropriate entrepreneurial abilities when dealing with clients, audiences and markets.
  • • Produce graduates who have a critical understanding of the ever-changing nature of the broadcast media industries.
  • • Produce graduates who are able to work effectively both in teams and independently.
  • • Produce graduates who have a range of scholarly and practice-based research skills who can apply these to find solutions to real-world problems.
  • • Produce graduates who are confident in working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • • Produce graduates who understand the complex national and international contexts in which media is produced.
  • • Produce graduates with identified areas of professional strength whilst possessing a multiple skillset.
     

Assesment Method

Students will be assessed on a range of production based assignments and written assignments, which includes but are not limited to:-

• Presentation of ideas (pre-production)
• Group work on production documentary
• Artefact creation & design documentation
• Individual portfolio production
• Written evaluations of professional film/publications
• Analysis/critique of production work of others (both peers and professional work)
• Analysis/critique of individual work

 

Career Opportunies

Our gradutes go on to work in a variety of creative industries including film, TV, radio, audio production, creative arts organisations, marketing, social media campaigns and events.

 

 

Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Teesside is a real-world university that prides itself on its inclusive, consultative, responsive, friendly and open approach and on the significant positive social, economic and cultural impact that it has upon the communities that it serves and the wider economy of the North of England.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

This bold commitment and vision culminated in the University becoming the first modern university to receive recognition as the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year. More recently the University was awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2014-18 for world-class excellence in relation to its work with business and the enterprise agenda.

Teesside University is a global education pioneer for animation, games and computer graphics and is ranked as one of the top 20 places in the world to study animation (3D World).

Teesside has a flourishing and dynamic research culture, producing ‘world-leading and internationally excellent’ research in the last UK Research Evaluation Framework (REF) assessment, which is increasingly making a real and valuable contribution to society in areas such as Social Policy and Allied Health.

The University has invested more than £260m on its award-winning campuses in recent years to further enhance the experience and support provided to students, and it remains committed to investment-led growth.

Programme Structure

Full-time
Level 5 Entry : 16 months
Level 6 Entry :   8 months

Part-time
Level 5 Entry : 24 months
Level 6 Entry : 12 months



Module Descriptions


Level 5

Documentary Production
This largely practical module builds on the foundations of group working, technical skills and the creative development of documentary content. You are encouraged to experiment, push yourself creatively and not be afraid of perceived ‘failure’ in the pursuit of ambition, excellence and innovation. To this end, a focus on process throughout production rather than just a final product, will ensure that each production group is appropriately rewarded even when an ambitious project ultimately ‘crashes and burns’.
The module culminates in production teams working to a set brief to create and submit for assessment a 5 to 10 minute documentary in response to a specific brief.

Individual Production Portfolio
This module allows you to explore a specific production role (for example, editor, cinematographer), and develop competencies to work professionally within your chosen role. Working with a supervisor you will develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates professional competency in your chosen production specialism. You will be able to explore and develop your creative, intellectual, and procedural knowledge in your chosen field. The portfolio allows you to work collaboratively with fellow production students from all years of the programme and/or work on client-based projects. Furthermore, you can design specific creative problem-solving exercises for inclusion within your portfolio.

Lights, Camera, Action : The Language of Film
This module will look at the way films tell their stories, transfix their audiences, and draw an emotional response. It will focus primarily on the craft of the film maker, but will also engage in the broader context of film criticism and film theory.  You will examine and enjoy films drawn from a range of periods, countries and traditions, exploring film form and the powerful influence films have had , not only on their immediate on audiences but on the wider cultures within which they exist. You will be encouraged to expand your cultural horizons and develop independent, critical skills.

Making it in the Media 2
In this module you will further develop your understanding and practice of creative and professional development as introduced in level 4 or the programme. You will research industry companies and the professional roles within them and prepare a strategy for the placement you will undertake before your third year.

Experimental Digital Production
As producers, writers and directors are increasingly experimenting with digital interactive content, this module engages you in the exploration, experimentation and prototyping of interactive, digital narrative production. You will explore the state-of-the-art in digital story experiences, ongoing changes in audience media consumption habits and methods of user-experience design. This experience will enable you to produce compelling experiences for an audience as well as explore issues that are currently challenging professionals as they consider the now and future of storytelling.

Fiction Production
Acting with a greater level of autonomy, you will be expected to realise advanced and sophisticated drama production projects. This requires effective team-working, problem solving, production management and creative abilities from all in the production team. You will explore cinematic techniques for fictional film-production.

 

Level 6

Client-based Production Project
Working in a small production team in an intensive production schedule, you will develop and deliver an original media project -based on an external client’s brief through a process of pitching, developing concept material and mentoring. Your team will be supported by both academic staff and the client. You will have to work in strict accordance with the client’s demands and compliance practices as the module is an intensive ‘live’ production experience. You will be challenged in developing engaging and innovative content which fulfills and ideally goes beyond the expectations of the client.

Creative Content Development
This module engages you in the creative development of a media content project of your own design that may be used as the basis for your final project.  You will need to develop, in some depth and sophistication, a proposal for an original media content-driven project. You will investigate and review related contemporary production practices, including current technologies and formats so as to identify appropriate channels, formats, audience and platforms for their work. You will evaluate relevant contemporary output, as well as addressing relevant social, cultural, economic and ethical factors as appropriate, in order to establish the scope for development for your project. Crucially, the research proposal must be defended against all of the aforementioned factors to provide a rigorous rationale.

Independent Project (Broadcast Media Production)
The Independent Project is your final project in which you must develop and deliver a major creative project. The work should be original and demonstrate your skills and understanding in moving image production. The emphasis will be upon content and its creative treatment, originality and narrative structure as well as technical execution.

Making it in the Media 3
This module is designed to enable you to devise an exit strategy from education to first career destination. This will begin with an assessment and evaluation of your placement or previous work experience delivered as a presentation, after which you will build on this experience to begin to formulate a draft exit strategy. From here you will develop a detailed strategy with clear and achievable milestones, targets and schedules, which will begin implementation within the module. Alongside this, you will explore business planning, marketing and markets, brand and brand management, new and emerging forms of funding and distributing content. This is a module about both career development and project development so will be applicable to those who are looking for employment as well as those looking to build their own business or proposition.

Current Issues in Media Production
You will develop your individual research interests in an extended essay in order to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a specific and relevant and contemporary issue of their own choosing. Given the contemporary/future nature of their enquiry, you will be encouraged to undertake primary research with relevant industry professionals and/or commentators as well as draw upon a wide range of sources in your research.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Sturcture and Duration

Full-time Programmes
Level 5 Entry : 16 months
Level 6 Entry :   8 months

 

Commencement Date

 

Course   Commencement Date
Level 5 Entry (Full-time)   Sep 2017
   
Level 6 Entry (Full-time) Sep 2017

 

Fees

Application fee    :        S$321.00 

Full-time Programmes

Level 5 Entry (16 months)
Tuition Fees        : S$ 23,540.00
 

Level 6 Entry (8 months)
Tuition Fees        : S$ 11,235.00

• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applications must be age 17 and above and meet the following requirements:

For Level 5 entry : 
• International Diploma in Mass Communications
• Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

For Level 6 entry :
• Relevant polytechnic diplomas with a pass grade.
• Overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education
• Higher National Diploma level qualifications in Mass Media related disciplines
• Relevant PEI qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

 

Language Proficiency 

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:-

• C6 in English at GCE “O” Levels; or

• IELTS 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5); or

• Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate In English at Advanced Level; or

• Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level

 

 

 

Sturcture and Duration

Full-time Programmes
Level 5 Entry : 16 months
Level 6 Entry : 8 months

Part-time Programmes
Level 5 Entry : 24 months
Level 6 Entry : 12 months

 

Commencement Date

 

Course   Commencement Date
Level 5 Entry (Full-time) Sep 2017
Level 5 Entry (Part-time) Sep 2017
Level 6 Entry (Full-time)  Sep 2017
Level 6 Entry (Part-time)    Sep 2017

 

Fees

Application fee    :        S$32.10 

Full-time Programmes

Level 5 Entry (16 months)
Tuition Fees          : S$ 22,470.00
Non-tuition Fees   : S$      653.69
Total                       : S$ 23,123.69

Level 6 Entry (8 months)
Tuition Fees         : S$ 10,807.00
Non-tuition Fees  : S$      491.52
Total                     :  S$ 11,298.52
 

Part-time Programmes

Level 5 Entry (24 months)  
Tuition Fees         : S$ 21,935.00
Non-tuition Fees  : S$      399.66
Total                      : S$ 22,334.66

Level 6 Entry (12 months)
Tuition Fees         : S$ 10,486.00
Non-tuition Fees  : S$      283.65
Total                      : S$ 10,769.65

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
• The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Entry Requirements

Applications must be age 17 and above and meet the following requirements:

For Level 5 entry :  
• International Diploma in Mass Communications
• Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

For Level 6 entry :
• Relevant polytechnic diplomas with a pass grade. 
• Overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education
• Higher National Diploma level qualifications in Mass Media related disciplines
• Relevant PEI qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education


Language Proficiency 

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:-

• Possess a C6 in English at GCE “O” Levels; or

• IELTS 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5); or

• Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate In English at Advanced Level; or

• Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level

 

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

Duration of Course:

Level 5
Full-time  : 16 months
Part-time : 24 months

Level 6
Full-time  : 8 months
Part-time : 12 months

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme:      
          
Sep

For Pull-Time Programme:               
Sep

 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries