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Birmingham City University: Media Production

Institution Birmingham City University
Department Birmingham School of Media View department profile
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught


The MA Media Production course gives you the opportunity to kick start or further your career in the television and radio industries. The course offers a clear progression pathway for students who have already completed undergraduate studies in television or radio.

For those who already have industry experience, or are looking to change career path, the course provides the chance to learn additional skills and apply professional media practice to your existing resume.

What's covered in the course?

While this is largely a practical course that will give you the professional skills you’ll need to work in a fast-paced, real world television or radio environment, you’ll also study production theory.

You’ll develop a detailed knowledge of how both mediums work today and how they are constantly evolving. Professional practice is embedded into the course which will prepare you for a career in either the television or radio industries.

You’ll also use your academic thinking to evaluate the current state of digital media, giving you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own performance.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by academic staff that have vast amounts of experience in television and radio production, such as award-winning producer Caroline Officer, radio documentary producer Sam Coley and community radio researcher Siobhan Stevenson.

If you have an interest in television production you will develop a detailed knowledge of how production processes work and will be encouraged to explore online content development and distribution. The specialist television modules mirror industry approaches and therefore you will operate as a production team to complete assignments in both modules. This approach has allowed a number of recent MA students to progress seamlessly into professional production roles.

If your ambitions lie in setting yourself up as a freelancer with a focus on technical skills we will encourage you to develop your entrepreneurial and networking skills and engagement with social media platforms to establish a robust foundation to launch your professional career.

Students who follow the radio pathway will cover traditional AM/FM broadcasting, as well as digital distribution. You’ll also develop your entrepreneurial skills, engage with social media platforms, and look at how radio is used for social and economic development.


Birmingham City University
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media

Our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media offers internationally-renowned arts training provision, with world-class teaching, excellent facilities and professional development opportunities. The Faculty is home to a number of Schools and a specialist music and acting conservatoire:

The Faculty is internationally recognised for its creative education, with a history dating back to 1843. Our links with …

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