Humanities & Social Science
Full-time | Part-time: 2 years
Studying Media Foundation will enable you to analyse media and news content in relation to how these products are conceived, how they are formed, and their relevance to key audiences and consumers. This course is designed to prepare you for progression on to a media or media-related undergraduate degree at DMU.
A technical approach to media production is increasingly important, and this course ensures you enter either the workplace or continuing education with essential knowledge and practical skills in producing media content.
Preparation for degree study: This course can be a stepping stone towards one of our undergraduate media degrees upon successful completion, and is a great place to start if you are returning to study. It is suitable for people from a wide range of backgrounds particularly mature students, as well as people looking for a change of career, or who do not meet the BA (Hons) entry criteria for example
Multi-million pound specialist facilities: Our Creative Technology Studios feature a host of audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities
Academic Expertise: Benefit from teaching informed by industry, with many of our academics having substantial industry experience. Students also benefit from guest lectures from a variety of fields
Award winning student group, Demon Media: Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the Demon Media group, including; The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website
Close links with local and national media partners: Including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Square; providing opportunities for work experience and cultural connections
Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal: Previous media trips have included visits to the Korda Film park in Hungary (to see the set of Hellboy 2, and The Martian), the Barrandov Studio in the Czech Republic (Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, Casino Royal), and NBC Studios in New York