Fulfilling prerequisites for certain degrees can be difficult. One way for students to meet these requirements is to enroll in a foundation year. This type of program typically provides students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen degree.
What is a foundation year in media? This type of program usually gives students a complete overview of various types of media to prepare them for advanced degree programs. Through courses focused on topics such as language, communication, and research, students typically develop knowledge on how media is consumed. Students may also study the affects of media on both national and international levels.
A foundation year in media can help students develop several skills, including writing, research, and communication. Strong writing and research skills can allow students to succeed in their chosen careers and may lead to higher-paying job opportunities. Communication abilities can help students maintain personal relationships as well as build business networks efficiently.
Universities around the world offer foundation year programs, but prices vary depending on tuition costs. No two schools are exactly alike, so the best way to determine the price of a program is to contact schools directly.
A strong background in media usually qualifies students for a diverse range of exciting careers. Those who enjoy writing can choose to become journalists, while others may prefer to find jobs as advertising executives. Positions as marketing researchers or editorial assistants are often available, and many students pursue careers as event managers. Some even elect to become film directors or information officers.
For many students, attending classes in person is difficult due to families or hectic schedules. Enrolling in online classes can be a good way for students to have the flexibility to balance their education with their personal lives. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies a
Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sports Studies at the University of Stirling.
With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.
A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
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Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
Key course facts
Course length: 3-4 Terms
Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January
Fees: From £15,075
Class hours: 21 hours per week on average
Class size: 16
English classes per week: 6 hours
Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
Average total per week: 21 hours
Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met.
Undergraduate Pathway in Media and Games Technologies
Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 takes place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefits from small class sizes.
Pathways at the University of Portsmouth
Stage 1: University Foundation
ICP at the University of Portsmouth.
New Media and Digital Culture
Research Methods, Critical Thinking & Expression
Maths for Science and Computing
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3
Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth
BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Enterprise
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
BSc (Hons) Digital Media
BA (Hons) Media Studies
BA (Hons) Media and Digital Practice
BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting