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Year of Entry 2020/21
Foundation Year

Media, Arts and Communication

Full-time Digital media

Specialise and grow as a creative while preparing and qualifying for a full media arts or communications degree, on this one-year course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? P900
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Learn important practical, technical and theoretical skills ready for undergraduate studies.
  • Take a route to suit your interests, with wide-ranging media arts and communications topics.
  • Grow as a creative and a professional, developing your portfolio and expertise.
  • Work individually and with others in superb facilities and benefit from specialist teaching.
  • Complete a project that reflects your own interests and career expectations.

This course allows you to specialise or gain the experience you need to begin a full BA degree. You'll learn with experienced practitioners and develop your interests, readying yourself for your undergraduate degree and professional career.

How you learn

The course is designed to allow you to begin to specialise in a particular discipline and also to be an effective communicator. There are four modules: the first three provide you with the contexts, concepts and skills to help you choose your final project. In the media project module, you will work with a project supervisor to develop and complete a communication or creative project reflecting your own interests and focused towards your chosen degree route.

You learn through:

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • media project
  • guest speakers
  • careers events
  • field trips
  • direct contact with the BA course lecturers

Applied learning

Field trips

There will be at least one field trip during the course.

Networking opportunities

You'll be working in the same facilities as the undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as lecturers and visitors. Along with field trips and excellent industry links throughout the department, there will be ample opportunity for networking.


Future careers

The skills you gain and portfolio you develop will be most useful to bring you onto our bachelor degree routes which have a significant range of employability support and work-experience opportunities, including the possibility of a sandwich option in some courses.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 80

From A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • CDD at A Level.
  • MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• An Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying Media Arts and Communication.

We treat the foundation year as part of the Media Arts and Communication degree programme. Offers made to students will be for four years of study (or five years of study including a placement). This is made up of the foundation year plus one of our Media Arts and Communication degrees.

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Creative Synergies In Media Production Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Preparing For Independent Practice And Study Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Digital media courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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