BA (Hons) Creative Media Production
Find out more about this programme starting September 2020 in the school brochure here.This undergraduate degree introduces students to the latest practices in contemporary media, starting with journalism and film, and expanding into drama, new media and advanced creative media productions. This exciting programme in the heart of Europe works to international media standards and practices, and creates professionals able to analyse and think critically, opening work opportunities in media channels around the world.
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, students are prepared for work in a broad spectrum of media, from press, broadcasting, film, video to photography, and new media.
By the end of the course, students will have developed 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.
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.
This programme includes two great qualifications, an HND in Creative Media Production at the end of the second year and a Bachelor’s degree at the end of the third year.
The HND in Creative Media Production offers two pathways for students to choose from: Film and Journalism.
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, sometimes 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.
Provides 180 ECTS (360 UK) university credits.
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: arts and cultural administrator, 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.
What you study
In Year 1 you experience the fundamental principles of creative media production. You are introduced to the industry as a whole and skills necessary to pursue a career, in addition to the basics of film studies, the relationship between journalism and society, how to use a camera, plus more advanced knowledge in your chosen pathway area: film studies or journalism.
In Year 2 students will 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 within the context of multiple creative projects, ranging from documentaries to drama pieces. At the end of this year you may finish with the HND Creative Media Production diploma. 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 and prepare them for year three.
During Year 3, completed in partnership with Teesside University, you discuss and agree topics of your choice for the final major project, and you are given opportunities to work on live projects and pitches with clients. The final year requires you to work independently in a professional environment, participate in seminars and workshops and develop a final portfolio for a public show.
YEAR 1 HND Creative Media Production
- Individual Project
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
- Journalism & Society
- Film Studies
- Cinematography - Camera
- Film Practices
- Editing for Film & Television
- Journalism Practices
- Digital Page Production
YEAR 2 HND Creative Media Production
- Magazine & Feature Production
- Project Management
- Collaborative Project
- Personal Professional Development
- Advanced Film Production Studies
- Advanced Journalism Studies
YEAR 3 BA (Hons) Creative Media Production
- Client-based Production Project
- Creative Content Development
- Making it in the Media
- Current Issues in Media Production
- Independent Project
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 the HND 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 – 6.0
- TOEFL iBT score of at least 79
- Versant language exam - score equivalent to 6.0 IELTS, administered at Prague College
- FCE (A)
If you need to improve your language skills, you can take one of our access programmes.
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
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!
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.
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.