This course provides practical training in producing content for websites, online games, DVDs, smartphones and other digital media. It also covers the academic study of the media, film and culture.
On the practical side, modules include, ‘New Media Production’, ‘Introduction to Video Production’ and ‘Digital Video Effects’. To support your acquisition of skills, you will undertake a series of practical projects that cover pre-production, production and post production. These culminate in a major project in your final year, in which you will pitch proposals and present work to a commissioning panel.
On the theory side, there are two core modules in ‘Media Studies’. You can also choose from a wide range of options that include ‘Film Theory and Criticism’, ‘Asian Cinema’ and ‘Popular Music: Histories, Theories and Genres’.
In all modules you will be taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutors. 95% of our media students believe that staff are good at explaining things, according to the National Student Survey.
Our teaching is enriched by Sunderland’s cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS). In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent.
Right from the start, you will be studying alongside like-minded people within a very supportive environment. We encourage you to be creative and to develop your own approach. Throughout your degree you will have a Personal Tutor who will monitor progress, discuss options and offer appropriate guidance.
Please note: This course was previously known as 'Media Production (Video & New Media)'