BA Degree in Communications: Media Production – Richmond University
  • Tuition Fee

    £9,250.00 (UK/EU)

    £14,500.00 (INT)

    $38,000.00 (US)

  • Duration

    3 Years (Full-time)

    4 Years (Full-time)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Hill Campus

Programme Overview

Students pursuing the specialisation in Media Production within the BA degree in Communications will focus on the study of video production, photography, cinema and script writing. This programme will equip the students with industry knowledge of media production from the writing of a script to the implementation of a screen play.

The aim of this programme is to prepare students to work within the technologically driven, globally connected and communication based societies. This degree provides an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach to the study of communications through the study of theory and subsequent practice. During the first two years of the Communications degree students take the same core courses across the three available disciplines. During the third and fourth year students then specialise in Media Production, whilst also having the opportunity to pursue an internship with leading global companies and institutions.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme:

  • Explore the film, television and digital communications industries in London, a hub of global communications companies
  • Benefit from the teaching of our experienced academics and guest lecturers
  • Gain vital work experience through an internship in a wide range of leading international organisations in London, the USA and China
  • Develop strong communication skills in small classes within an International environment, alongside fellow students from all over the world
  • Take advantage of a leading alumni community in the UK and the USA
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    BBC, Bloomberg L.P, EMI Music, 19 Entertainment, Walt Disney Television International
    Further Education
    CASS Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Sydney

  • Career Support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Modules breakdown

3 Years pathway

Core Modules & Electives

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Foundations of Mass Media and Communications

Mass Communications and Society

Senior Seminar I

Foundations of Sociology

Cultural Theory

New Media

Foundations of Photography

Elective

Publications Layout

Research & Writing I

Elective

Elective

Creative Expression

Elective

Elective

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Intercultural Communications

Creating Digital Images

Senior Seminar II

Introduction to Visual Culture

Video Production

Senior Project in COM

Scientific Reasoning

Social Research

Elective

Quantitative Reasoning

Elective

Elective

Research & Writing II

Elective

Elective OR Internship

4 Years pathway

Core Modules

CORE SUBJECTS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Foundations of Mass Media and Communications

Intercultural Communications

AVideo Production

New Media

Foundations of Sociology

Introduction to Visual Culture

Creating Digital Images

Senior Seminar 1

Foundations of Business (required for MK/PR strand) / Foundations of Photography (required for MS and MP strands)

 

Mass Communications and Society

Senior Seminar 2

Transitions I

 

Cultural Theory

Senior Project in Communications

Transitions II

 

Social Research

Publications Layout

Quantitative Reasoning

   

Scientific Reasoning

   

Creative Expression

   

Research and Writing I

   

QFC Level 3 Elective

   
    

Electives

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

 

Plus three of the following:

Plus 1 of the following:

Plus 5 of the following OR Internship and 3 of the following:

 

The Language of Art

Photography: Theory and Practice

Photojournalism

 

Worlds of Music

American Television Drama

Communication Design: Type

 

Introduction to Advertising Practice

Mainstream Cinema: Studies in Genre

Web Design

 

Communications for PR and Advertising

Adaptations: Literature and Cinema

Communication Design: Image

 

Sonic Media Production

Gender in Film

Animation and Motion

 

Contemporary London Performance (MP and MS strands only)*

Scriptwriting

PR and Self-Presentation in the Media

 

Writing Science Fiction (MP and MS strands only)*

Feature Writing

World Internship in Communications (6 CREDITS)

 

Rich World, Poor World

Plus 4 FHEQ Level 5 Electives

Internship in Communications (6 CREDITS)

 

Introduction to Film Studies

 

Transnational Cinema

 

Film in the Americas

 

Advanced Digital Video

 

History of Fashion

 

Documentary Theory and Production

 

Introduction to Writing for the Media

 

International Cinema

 

Introduction to the Business of Fashion

 

From Script to Screen

 

Gender and Culture

 

Global News Analysis

 

Plus all of the following:

  
 

Research and Writing II

  
 

Plus 4 FHEQ Level 4 Electives

  

3 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent*

*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.

4 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 96 UCAS points

US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)

International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.

Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with: Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51
Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate

When to apply

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended

Application process

Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.

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UCAS Course Code

3 year pathway

RU04

4 year pathway

P310
  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Full Time 3-4 Years

Including one year at QCF Level 3
(subject to credit transfer)

Contact our admissions team for more details:
admissions@richmond.ac.uk

Please note: Non US students are eligible

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What our students say…

My degree in BA Communications, which I received from Richmond in 2010, prepared me for a career in Journalism. While studying at Richmond, I was able to intern with the Patriot-News and after graduation I received a job offer as a freelancer and ultimately moved into a full time position.

Richmond introduced me to diverse background of people and cultures and broadened my horizons, which is important for every journalist. It honed my writing and encouraged me to explore new things, whether it was creating an online news program or writing a student government’s constitution.

My advice for future journalists is to get an internship and then prove your best skills while interning. Connect with other professionals in your field and expand your network. Constantly work on your portfolio and maintain a blog. Showing that you are aware of trending tech and are social media savvy is incredibly important.

Julia HatmakerBA Degree in Communications

Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW10 6JP
England

+44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)