Indulge your passion in media. Explore an array of career options, from screenwriter and producer to radio presenter and tv producer. Work for the award-winning Spark Sunderland. Master your skills in state-of-the-art studios and graduate with a wealth of experience and industry contacts.

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Courses we offer

Our Media courses are designed to help you develop practical and theoretical skills – attributes that make our graduates highly sought by employers. Take a look below to find the right course for you.


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Get behind the camera or the mic

At Sunderland, you’ll have the freedom to pursue your interests with flexible modules covering a wide range of theory and production specialisms. From Film Theory and Criticism, to Experimental Digital Film Production and Radio Production, there is a wide range of exciting options. Whether you want to delve into the history of film and media, or see yourself behind the camera or the microphone, you’ll find something tailored to your interests.

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Oscar-winning contacts and state-of-the-art facilities

With Oscar-winning contacts and supportive academics boasting a wealth of practical and theoretical expertise, Sunderland is the place to be for Media. Lord David Puttnam, the BAFTA and Oscar-winning film producer, is one of many industry professionals to host regular masterclasses at the University, passing on his expert advice and offering insight into the film industry. You’ll be based at the David Puttnam Media Centre, giving you access to TV and radio studios complete with green rooms and control rooms. There are over 50 workstations with state-of-the-art HD Edit systems, including Final Cut Pro, Avid and Media Composer. We also have our own 203-seat cinema with full HD projection and a 7.1 surround sound facility. 

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