Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-Up)Awarded by: University of Portsmouth, UK

Why Take This Course?

New digital technologies bring about fundamental shifts in the way we produce, distribute and consume media. This degree combines practical digital media production skills with the critical study of new media forms. Essentially, you will develop creative and professional new media techniques associated with the contemporary, emerging and multi-platform digital media industry.

Programme Objectives

  • To provide a challenging and stimulating study environment.
  • To provide a framework allowing students to follow a coherent but varied programme of study.
  • To develop skills of critical thinking.
  • To encourage the development of sophisticated skills of research.
  • To promote the student’s ability to make independent judgements of a wide range of texts, visual and written.
  • To equip students with other transferable skills for flexibility in the context of changing labour markets.
  • To foster knowledge and understanding of the media and related industries.
  • To challenge individuals in a supportive environment to realise their potential as reflective thinkers, researchers and practitioners.
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge required to maximise career and postgraduate study opportunities.

Why University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth prides itself on its excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.

The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south east to receive the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a Government scheme that recognises excellent teaching in UK universities.

The Gold-rating sees the University of Portsmouth ranked among the top 20% of the 299 universities, colleges and alternative providers that entered the Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Portsmouth is in the top 25 of The Guardian’s University Guide 2019 and at subject level, the University is in the Top 10 for six subject areas including Social Work (3rd), Criminology (4th), Economics (9th), Biosciences (9th) and Health Professions (10th). Other notable areas where subjects are in the Top 20 include Sports Science (13th overall), Psychology (16th overall) and Accounting and Finance (18th overall). The Guardian’s league table ranks universities according to: spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey.

The University is ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education ranking of universities less than 50 years old.

The University has risen in The Complete University Guide, an independent ranking of excellence across 129 UK universities. It has climbed five places and is now ranked 51st in the UK, from 56th in 2018. This also means that the University of Portsmouth is now 8th in the south-east region. We're a top 30 UK university for teaching quality and student experience, according to The Times Good University Guide 2019.

More importantly the University was ranked as the number one university in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, according to The Economist. 2017 and 97.5% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2017.

The University is also ranked 36th this year in The Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey results for 2017, where students said the University offered inspiring experiences and activities across a range of areas including academic and societal experiences, facilities and industry connections.

Graduation

Students who have successfully completed all course work and passed the examinations will receive the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice awarded by the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Career Opportunities

On graduating, you’ll possess sharp communication and research skills as well as subject-specific knowledge and the transferable skills employers want. This course will ensure you have the versatility and employability to take on a range of job opportunities which include :

  • Production manager
  • Sound and vision engineer
  • Film/video producer
  • Advertising journalist
  • Assistant publicist
  • PR and communications officer

Progression

Programme Modules

Year 2
Form and Function
Transmedia Narratives and Strategies
Digital Photography
Media Networks: Exploring Digital Culture
Social Issues in the Media
The Media and Propaganda

Year 3
Final Year Project*
Film and Media Dissertation*
Cultures of Consumption
Interdisciplinary Group Project
Media Fan Cultures
The Entertainment Industries

* Student can choose either the Final Year Project or Film and Media dissertation as their Core Module in Year 3.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 2 (16 Months)  March 2019  June 2020
 July 2019  August 2020
 Year 3 (8 Months)  November 2019  February 2021

Fees & Structure

Full-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 2 (16 Months)

 S$23,540.00  S$954.08  S$24,494.08

Year 3 (8 Months)

 S$11,770.00  S$764.56  S$12,534.56

Application fees: S$32.10

Part-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 2 (24 Months)

 S$23,219.00  S$647.27  S$23,866.27

Year 3 (12 Months)

 S$11,502.50  S$503.18  S$12,005.68

Application fees: S$32.10

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet one of the following requirements:
For Year 2 entry

  • Higher Diploma+  in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

For Year 3 entry

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in media-and-communications-related disciplines* OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme and/or from International Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS to secure entry into the programme.
* All applications are subject to University's approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
+ Formally known as International Diploma in Mass Communications.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Levels OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in MDIS (PCIE) OR
  • Equivalent

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

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 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

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 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
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 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
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 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 2 (16 Months)  March 2019  June 2020
 July 2019  August 2020
 Year 3 (8 Months)  November 2019  February 2021

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees Total Fees
 Year 2 (16 Months)  S$24,610.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$27,610.00 - 27,810.00
 Year 3 (8 Months)  S$12,305.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$15,305.00 - 15,505.00

Application fees: S$321.00

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be age 17 and above and meet one of the following requirements:
Year 2 Entry^:

  • Higher Diploma+ in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant Diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

Year 3 Entry^:

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in media-and-communications-related disciplines* OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme and/or from International Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS to secure entry onto the programme.
* All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
+ Formally known as International Diploma in Mass Communications.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • TOEFL score of 550 OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
  • Equivalent

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course:
Year 2
Full-time  : 16 months
Part-time : 24 months

Year 3
Full-time  : 8 months
Part-time : 12 months

Commencement Dates

For Full-time Programme: 
Year 2 Entry :
Mar 2019
Jul 2019

Year 3 Entry :
Dec 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
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  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
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  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924