401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Media Arts with Foundation - University of Plymouth

The BA (Hons) Media Arts with Foundation is a four-year programme of study that provides an additional foundation year, enabling you to develop the required practical, technical, academic and creative skills for your undergraduate degree at the University of Plymouth. This programme offers access to study at university for those students who may not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. Equally, the programme is designed for those returning to study who have relevant work/professional experience but not the required academic profile for Level 4 entry. It is also suitable for Level 3 learners whose subject choice does not include the necessary background, but who are otherwise academically capable. Your foundation year will: • Welcome you to an engaging, experiential learning environment with a focus on active exploration, experimentation and discovery across a wide range of material, methods and media. • Help develop your practical, technical and creative skills through studio and workshop based projects. • Provide training in key learning skills for further undergraduate study and build an awareness of practise, context and theory. • Introduce you to the accessible community of experienced academics, practitioners and technical staff that will support you on your studies. • Give you access to a wide range of enviable specialist workshops, laboratories and facilities across the campus and become part of our vibrant student community through the various opportunities available within the School of Art, Design and Architecture. • Enable you to explore and develop your personal interests and strengths as a creative practitioner. On passing your foundation year, you will progress to BA (Hons) Media Arts with Foundation, stage 1: Media Arts brings together a range of emerging and established media practices in recognition that in contemporary culture they have well and truly converged. Media platforms are content hungry and our students produce content to an award-winning standard. On Media Arts you will experiment, refine and grow your own unique creative voice. Alongside creative production, you will develop the critical and collaborative skills required to succeed in this rapidly evolving sector. Media Arts offers a unique opportunity to creatively explore multiple media and the exciting range of contexts they sit within; from the internet and mobile devices, immersive installations and video-mapping to more traditional forms of documentary and drama. While you can choose to specialise, you have the opportunity to work across the full range of technologies and processes we offer. Working with our award winning staff, you will develop expertise using our outstanding facilities including a fully equipped public cinema, moving image studio with infinity cove, TV studio, photographic and sound studios, computer labs, animation rostrums and much more. You will also benefit from our strong links with industry such as the BBC, ITV and Royal Television Society along with regional arts and community groups. You will have the opportunity to develop and realise creative collaborations and professional live briefs beyond the University. The University of Plymouth is No.1 overall Young University for Art, Design and Architecture in the UK (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018) 95% of Media Arts students rate the course as providing overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250