Media Production - BA (Hons)

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.

Course details

Our BA (Hons) Media Production course is a broad-based degree responding to the way we increasingly create, think and work across media.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

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.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

You will be asked to provide a digital portfolio for review and will be given the option to book a meeting to discuss this with us.


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.


Throughout the course, you’ll show your progress through various forms of assessment that reflect the skills and knowledge you might require for a career in media production. These will include oral presentations; critical essays, commentaries and evaluations; textual analyses; portfolios; storyboarding; reports; case studies; project pitches and proposals; and group and independent project work.

  • interMEDIAcy
  • Creative Moving Image
  • Sound, Image, Design
  • Theorising Popular Culture

Optional modules

  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Introduction to Filmmaking: Super 8mm
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Photography
  • Digital Media Theory: Social Media, AI, and the Cultures of the Internet
  • Motion Graphics
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking

Optional modules

  • Audio for Film
  • 16mm Filmmaking
  • Exploded Screen
  • From Script to Screen
  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Research Project in Film and Media
  • ‘Fake News’, Media Law and Social Conflict
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • Experiments in Film and Moving Image
  • Professional Practice in Film
  • Digital Publishing
  • Anglia Language Programme