The Course

To give you a thorough grounding in 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.

Course Content

The Media Foundation Year is made up of 5 modules:

  • Ideas Generation and Problem-solving for Media
  • Imaging/Production Skills for Media
  • Major Media Project
  • Team Project in Media
  • Theory and Practice in Media
Course Timetable

Induction session: at the Sixth Form College on Monday 16th September at 10:30.

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught through a variety of lectures, workshops and practical sessions. At level 3 you will typically have 12-15 hours of contact sessions a week. The majority of your work will be of a practical nature, but knowledge of theory and critical skills are also of fundamental importance to you as a contemporary media practitioner. While all strands will share modules and learning outcomes, projects will be framed in ways that allow you to place more emphasis on your area of study through open-ended projects, encouraging you to develop more self-determined practices.

When not in sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently. This will usually involve reading, reflecting on work produce and working on individual and group projects.

Graduate Destinations

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

  • Creative Writing and English
  • Film, Television and Radio
  • Games Studies

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The Higher Education Prospectus includes:

  • A Detailed Overview of Our Courses
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition Fees


Get In Touch!

For more information about the courses we offer, contact us on 01782 854221 or email

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Sixth Form College
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