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Our foundation degree in Sports Media* is designed to develop you into an industry-ready individual with an exceptional understanding of the sports media industry. You’ll spend your time working with a wide range of platforms and technologies to create professional sports media content. With strong working links with local professional sporting teams for whom we’ve created a wide range of content, from interview packages to highlight reels. Further afield we have travelled across the country in pursuit of a good story, covering a wide range of sports, from football and rugby union to golf and motor racing. From our WISE campus equipped with tv studio, media suites, editing bays and state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, previous students have had the opportunity to live-stream international under-18 rugby games, matches in the Women’s Super League and have had the opportunity to interview sports heavyweights from Graham Taylor to Andy Robinson. This flexible two year degree programme, involving both workshop and project-based exploration, will help you to acquire the skills that equip you for a range of employment contexts, enabling you to take control of your career. Each of the project-based modules is rooted within a live commission or competition and will have a published outcome – one that will invite and encourage dialogue with the local and national sports media scene and beyond. *Subject to Validation
What do I need to join?
64 UCAS tariff points, GCSE or equivalent Maths and English grade C/4. Mature students who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be considered on previous experiences and through interview. International students are required a minimum score of ILETS 5.5.
The FdA in Sports Media prorgamme is designed to prepare you for a career in the media, journalism, broadcasting and creative industries. A core part of the programme is centered around establishing yourself as a freelancer so you can generate and complete paid commissions, you are also encouraged to develop an impressive portfolio, and to work to a professional standard (in terms of their punctuality and ability to meet deadlines). Media practice requires a great deal of self-motivation, resilience and professionalism, and the Sports Media prorgamme encourages these qualities and many more. You’ll also develop links with local media professionals, sports clubs and organisations, which connections are often a way into employment.
Previous students have had the opportunity to work alongside media professionals to create engaging and creative media content for local sports clubs and organisations. These placements have often led to students developing these opportunities into paid employment. We encourage all our students to work on a freelance basis and support individuals to establish their own personal brand and gaining paid commissions.
Course information last updated: Friday 27th November 2020 @ 8.30am (2 days ago)