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Higher Education

BA (Hons)

Course Overview

This course is for people wanting to pursue a career in creative industries and to develop as creative practitioners in a range of creative fields.

The Foundation year will introduce you to a variety of different mediums, techniques and practices and will develop your ability to work both individually and as part of a group. You will also develop key academic skills such as research, essay writing and presenting which will prepare you for progression onto the BA (Hons). The Foundation year will give you a solid understanding of the approaches, practices and skills relevant to the creative industries. You will also be given the opportunity to specialise in a creative area of the entertainment industry as you progress through the course.

The BA (Hons) Creative Media Production degree at Staffordshire University embraces both of these positions, and helps you find your own unique voice.

Course Content

The Creative Media Production Foundation Year is made up of 5 modules:

  • Production Skills
  • Theory and Practice
  • Adaptation
  • People, Place and Society
  • Final Outcome


I have always wanted to work in the film industry, so the Media courses immediately caught my eye. The teachers are very knowledgeable and I have gained so much experience already.

Luke Wooton

Studied: Creative Media Production Degree Foundation Year


Academic Commitment

Foundation year of 4-year full-time course. 

Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and amounts to 13.5 hours per week. To support your development, you will also be expected to undertake 23 hours, per week, of independent study.


To give you a thorough grounding in creative writing and essential media techniques, and to support your personal development, you will be taught using diverse methods, which include: independent and group studio practice, technical demonstrations, tutorials, group critiques, lectures and seminars.

During the Foundation Year you will be assessed via a range of means including: presentations, practical, creative and technical projects, and written assignments.

Where Courses Become Careers

After successfully completing the Creative Media Production Foundation Year you will progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree programme at Staffordshire University. Course options include:

  • Creative Media Production
  • Film, Television and Radio
  • Film and Media Production
  • Journalism and Digital Media
  • Games PR and Community Management
  • Sports Journalism

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will typically have 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. However, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.

tuition fees

Full-time students enrolling on the Foundation year of a Degree in 2021 will pay a tuition fee of £5,950.

Levels 4–6 (Years 2–4) of the BA/BSc (Hons) will be charged at Staffordshire University’s standard rate.


For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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