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Course Information

  • Study Level:FdA
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • Application Deadline:31st July 2020
  • Duration:2 Years
  • Course Fee (Home Student):£7,800
  • Course Fee (Degree+):£9,000
  • Location:Somerset UK

FdA Media

Media & Communications


The FdA Media aims to help you develop the creative, critical, professional and personal skills needed in the competitive and rapidly changing Media landscape. The course and methods of study allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and practices which are transforming media production and consumption. You explore audio-visual production across a range of platforms and outcomes and have the opportunity to work in a variety of media, including video, audio, radio, animation, motion-graphics and interactive media.

Studying for a Media degree with our work-based learning programme Degree+, gives you the opportunity to earn and gain valuable professional experience.

Degree+ Trainee Opportunities

  • Copywriter
  • Video Producer
  • Web Content Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Proofreader

Entry Requirements:

  • Our offer is 48 UCAS tariff points from at least one GCE/A levels, or equivalent
  • UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers are accepted
  • UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • UCAS tariff points from BTEC level 3 Diplomas are accepted or substantial recent practical experience and a portfolio of work
  • International Baccalaureate:  full diploma, achieving at least 24 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: at least nine credits must be achieved at Distinction grades, with all remaining level 3 credits at Merit grades
  • Edexcel/BTEC National:  Merit/Pass
  • Appropriate language and numeracy skills. National Literacy and Numeracy tests at level 2 or 3 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English and Maths.

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance.

English requirements:

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.

Credit transfer:

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5.



Due to social distancing measures currently in place, we have now suspended all applications for Degree+ and Professional+ Advance programmes until further notice. Staff and student welfare is something we take very seriously, which is why we have taken the decision to close our offices to keep everyone safe. But our commitment to the Future Careers community means we will continue to deliver careers education online through Future Careers International College ( Our team will continue to answer all your enquiries via chat and social media. Thank you

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