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BA (Hons) Creative Media Production

Our undergraduate degree introduces students to the latest practices in digital media, with particular emphasis on developing innovative content and the technical aspects required to apply work across a range of contemporary media platforms. This exciting programme responds to international media standards and practices, leading to creative professional graduates who are able to analyse, think critically and deliver professional work on time and to brief. This has lead our graduates directly into work opportunities in media and content production roles around the globe. 

Over the course of the three-year programme, students have access to industry-standard facilities, including film, photography, digital video and audio editing suites. Through hands-on work supported by theoretical knowledge plus creative and professional development, students are prepared for the broad-spectrum world of of media and content creation.

By the end of the programme, students will have a professional portfolio of creative media work that will demonstrate to future employees a high level of production skills as well as a “unique voice”. Students are encouraged to evolve as creative producers/makers of media projects and harness their unique “voice” to develop a clear and practical exit strategy that will give them confidence to navigate the ever changing media landscape. Read an example of a student magazine developed our CMP students here.


Interview series by Dinora Tashmetova a student of BA (Hons) Creative Media Production, featuring DJ Omi, Photographer Vlad & Dancer Soojin.


Throughout the programme students develop close links to the international media industry, and come into regular contact with media professionals. Students may also gain practical experience by applying for a media internship during the programme. The programme is complemented by a regular lecture series presenting talks by international figures in the media industry. The BA (Hons) Creative Media Production programme is industry relevant and future focused, it is strongly international, with students from all over the world helping to create a diverse cultural experience that reflects the world of contemporary media and media production.

Students also gain broad knowledge of narrative theory, social history, theory and media history, develop analytical and critical thinking, communicate and pitch original ideas, develop strong teamwork skills and learn about current ethical challenges in the media industries.

Our vision is to produce graduates with the highest professional standards, whose competence embraces professional ethics and humanistic values. Our graduates are interdisciplinary media specialists and future media leaders who help shape existing social and political norms and are active participants and creators of public discourse.

Students also gain broad knowledge of narrative theory, social history, theory and media history, develop analytical and critical thinking, communicate and pitch original ideas, develop strong teamwork skills and learn about current ethical challenges in the media industries.

Our vision is to produce graduates with the highest professional standards, whose competence embraces professional ethics and humanistic values. Our graduates are interdisciplinary media specialists and future media leaders who help shape existing social and political norms and are active participants and creators of public discourse.


Opportunity & Inspiration

  • Small classes enabling direct contact and guidance from professionals.
  • Outstanding lecturers and guest speakers offering excellent support.
  • Modern studio environment with industry resources appropriate for class and subject areas; Mac and PC labs; advanced software; specialist multimedia tools.
  • Students work on real-life projects and briefs, often working with real clients.
  • Vocational programme with hands-on experience - thus better employment opportunities.
  • Cooperation with many media organizations, including TV, broadcast, film studios, photography studios, etc.
  • Opportunities for work experience during the programme.

Career Success

BA (Hons) Creative Media Production provides solid background and training to prepare students for work in a broad spectrum of media: print, electronic and online media, audio/visual forms, press, storytelling, photography, film and new media. Competence is developed across a wide-range of technologies and skills, including: online news writing, video production skills, editor skills, new media technologies, designing, creating, and delivering media projects and campaigns. Our strong emphasis is on analytical and critical thinking, as well as clear and direct communication.

This programme prepares students to work in media industries, creative industries, media organizations and elsewhere locally, internationally, or globally. It extends technical and practical knowledge with a significant theoretical base to become a ‘fully equipped’ media specialist and practitioner.

Career options include: social media marketing, trans media, arts and cultural administrator, video production, interactive media producer, cinematographer, digital producer, director, documentary maker, editor, media artist, multimedia designer, producer, production manager, program commissioning editor, radio producer, researcher, scriptwriter, sound designer, self shooter, journalist, blogger, content creator, and campaign writer/producer.
 


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Nino Aphakidze
BA (Hons) Creative Media Production, student

"Prague College helped me find the right path into the film industry, by teaching me the professional skill and discipline required."

 

What you study

In Year 1 we concentrate on developing your ideas into structured narrative by learning how to create stories with plot and character development, introduce aspects of symbolism in visual language and supplement knowledge by delving into Media and Cultural theory. Technical skills explored include audio/visual production and post production pathways and tools, leading to student teams creating a contemporary documentary.

In Year 2 students delve deeper into how to create different medias and develop their own portfolio. Having a sound understanding of the industries and context they are working in, students will develop project management skills, learn how to direct actors and deliver multiple creative projects across trans media, interactive and emerging platforms. Students who start in February will have a gap semester typically at the end of year two, because the third year starts only in September. During this gap semester, students typically study non-credit classes, or take an internship, which further develops their skills from the first two years of study.

During Year 3 students prepare for their graduate careers by developing contacts and understanding the media jobs market, sectors and roles. Marketing, branding and social media is encouraged to help students develop a professional online presence. There are increased opportunities to work on live projects and pitches with clients. The final year requires students to work independently in a professional environment, participate in seminars and workshops and develop a final portfolio for a public show which demonstrates original content, creative treatment and strong narrative structure, as well as precise technical execution.

YEAR 1

  • Writing Narrative Plot and Character
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Studio Practice and Pre-production
  • Post Production Skills
  • Media and Cultural Theory
  • Documentary Production

YEAR 2

  • Storytelling for Emerging Platforms
  • Media Trends and Distribution
  • Media Production
  • Socially Engaged Practice
  • Freelancer and Entrepreneur Skills
  • Directing Actors

YEAR 3

  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Marketing and Identity
  • Client Project Production
  • Major Project Development
  • Major Project Production

 

Entry requirements

1. High school or previous college education, which could be one of the following:

  • a Czech high school diploma (maturita)
  • two A-level passes or LCCIEB equivalent
  • a Prague College Diploma
  • equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually

Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit towards year one or year two of the programme after completing the required assessment of Prior Learning or Experience documentation.

2. Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • IELTS score – 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 60
  • Versant language exam - score equivalent to 5.5 IELTS, administered at Prague College
  • FCE or CAE



3. A letter of motivation (300 words) that identifies why you want to study at Prague College and in this particular programme.

4. Final interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.

 

Tuition & Payment

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Prague College Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities

Successful scholarship winners can have from 5% up to 30% of their tuition covered for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.

Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!

Financing

Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.

When to pay

A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.

International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.

Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.

Early payment discounts 

You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.

New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.

Payment plans

Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.

Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.

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Teaching Faculty

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    Maia Horniak

    Programme Leader

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    Masa Hilcisin

    Programme Leader

  • David Vaughan

    David Vaughan

    Associate Lecturer

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    Azadeh Kangarani

    Associate Lecturer

  • Eva Papouskova

    Eva Papouskova

    Associate Lecturer

  • David Friday

    David Friday

    Associate Lecturer
  • Zuzana Kaiserova

    Zuzana Kaiserova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Andrea Pruchova

    Andrea Pruchova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Cristina Martínez

    Cristina Martínez

    Associate Lecturer

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    Anna Boguszak

    Associate Lecturer

  • Dagmar Blachova

    Dagmar Blahova

    Associate Lecturer