“Thank you for your interest in the Media Department! Whatever the status of your application, I hope the following information will help prepare you for future studies in Media, maybe even help you decide that Bury College University Centre is the place for you. We are so excited to meet our future students, and to see what new projects they start, and the creativity and passion they will bring to the course.”

Liam Bodle – Lecturer in Film and Media


Why choose university study?

For those still thinking about their options, our current students have provided some reasons why they chose to pursue a university education:

  • Better earning potential
  • Flexible learning to fit around you
  • Greater opportunities to broaden your skills, knowledge to take into future employment
  • Develop transferable skills you can use in your future career
  • Meet new friends, new lecturers, and new people who are interested in the same industries you are


Module and course information

The course has been specifically designed to ready you for employment by combining practical projects and industry skills with higher-level research techniques.

You will gain an understanding of how the film, broadcast and digital media industries work, and to learn how historical developments and contexts have informed production techniques. Above all, you will build a body of work that prepares you for entry into the media workplace.

You may complete units such as:

Core Units

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practices

Film Pathway Units

  • Film Practices
  • Film Studies
  • Editing for Film
  • Storyboarding or Cinematography


How you will be assessed

You are assessed in a variety of ways including written, practical and creative production work done individually (presentations, creative and career portfolios) and in groups (videos, production planning). Written work will include research projects, files, academic essays, critical self-reflection logs and evaluations.


Career opportunities

Past students who completed this course have gone on to careers such as:

  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Gaffers
  • Camera Operators
  • Television Researchers
  • Radio Producers


Get in contact

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about your course or the University Centre. We can also put you in contact with your course tutor for a chat. Please email victoria.rowcroft@burycollege.ac.uk with any queries.