Train as a media production specialist. Whether you want to develop expertise across a range of media or specialise in a particular industry, our Media Production degree will support your professional development.
Our BA (Hons) Media Production course is a broad-based degree responding to the way we increasingly create, think and work across media.
In this ‘post-medium’ age where distinctions between different media practices blur, we'll challenge, inform, inspire and prepare you to work within and across areas including photography, moving image, and sound.
This new course is designed to support your development as a media specialist, creating engaging content for TV, film, radio, podcasts, social media and online platforms.
As a student at ARU in Cambridge, you'll learn from experienced filmmakers, television producers, media specialists and technical officers in our industry-standard facilities. You’ll work closely with other students on your course, and those from other creative courses, as well as your lecturers. It's a great way to gain essential skills in teamwork and collaboration.
The impact of our Communication, Cultural & Media Studies research achieved 'world-leading' in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Course Leader: Jennifer Nightingale
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As part of your studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including:
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
You’ll benefit from extra-curricular events such as:
We'll also support you to take part in filmmaking initiatives such as 60 Second Shakespeare and the Kodak 16mm Commercials Competition; and take on smaller film jobs to gain valuable work experience.
Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Alternatively, take a guided tour and meet our students.
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As a Media Production graduate, you could pursue a career as a social media manager, a director, producer, journalist, broadcast, content manager, editor, blogger and more.
While developing your creativity and technical competence, you’ll also have honed transferable skills such as research, teamwork, pitching, presenting and communicating ideas, problem solving, resourcefulness, and risk management.
Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters degree, such as our MA Film and Television Production. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
You will need to dedicate time outside of your course to develop your employability, through placements, internships or volunteering or through our partner scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). You can evidence this experience on your CV and talk about it in interviews to give you that all important edge.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.
You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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