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BA (Hons) Creative Media Production

 

NEW curriculum from September 2018

This undergraduate degree introduces students to the latest practices in contemporary media, starting with journalism, film, TV, 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 TV/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 our students' magazine 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 & TV, 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.

    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; TV technologies, 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

YEAR 1 HND Creative Media Production

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Journalism and Society
  • Film Studies
  • Principles of Photography
PLUS (Film and TV pathway)
  • Film & Television Practices
  • Light & Sound
OR (Journalism Pathway)
  • Journalism Practices
  • Digital Page Production

YEAR 2 HND Creative Media Production

  • Magazine & Feature Production
  • Drama
  • Project Management
  • Collaborative Project
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Documentary
PLUS (Film and TV pathway)
  • Advanced Film & Television Studies
OR (Journalism Pathway)
  • Advanced Journalsim 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

 

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 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:

  • ELSA score of at least 380, administered at Prague College or elsewhere in the world
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 79, IELTS score – 6.0 or 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!

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

  • Masa Hilcisin

    Masa Hilcisin

    Programme Leader

  • David Vaughan

    David Vaughan

    Associate Lecturer

  • Veronika Douchova

    Veronika Douchova

    Head of School of IT & Computing

  • Bohus Ziskal

    Bohus Ziskal

    Programme Leader, HND Computing

  • Stefano Cavagnetto

    Stefano Cavagnetto

    Head of the School of Business

  • Lucie Evjakova

    Lucie Evjakova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Peppur Chambers

    Peppur Chambers

    Associate Lecturer

  • Dave Gannon

    Dave Gannon

    Associate Head of the School of Business

  • Andrea Pruchova

    Andrea Pruchova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Zuzana Kaiserova

    Zuzana Kaiserova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Omid Marzban

    Omid Marzban

    Associate Lecturer

  • Joel Imhoof

    Joel Imhoof

    Principal Lecturer

  • Anna Boguszak

    Anna Boguszak

    Associate Lecturer

  • Alex Went

    Alex Went

    Associate Lecturer
  • David Friday

    David Friday

    Associate Lecturer
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    Azadeh Kangarani

    Associate Lecturer