BA (Hons) Sports Media Explore sports media including reporting, producing, camera operations, editing, presenting, sports writing, graphics and social media Course in Pakistan || Registration Open
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Discover sports media and find a path that suits you
This BA (Hons) Sports Media degree will give you a real insight into the world of sports media. You will explore topics including sports journalism, camera operations, editing, commentary, graphics and more, and graduate ready to have an impact on the industry.
This degree offers an immersive experience. You will combine practical experience, theory and cultural studies to develop the high level of industry skills you need to pursue a career in sports media. As well as graduating with in-depth industry knowledge you will have key transferable skills such as creative problem solving, project management, critical thinking and knowledge of appropriate research practices. These skills are essential within and outside media-sport related industries.
You will study the media coverage of sport, reflect on the cultural and social significance of sport, explore interdependent relationships between sport and the media, and examine sports communication in the digital landscape.
The course focuses on providing practical experience of working in sports media production. You will join a vibrant community of people interested in sport and the media to build your skill sets in particular specialisms. You may choose to focus on reporting, producing, camera operations, directing, editing, presenting, marketing, social media or a combination of these options.
In your first year you will have the chance to visit Wimbledon and explore their media facilities.
You will have opportunities to work with sports clubs including the University’s teams and Chichester City FC. Work by previous students has been published in local media outlets and even broadcast on the BBC and BT Sport.
During the course you will learn from industry experienced lecturers and visiting sports journalists, professionals in television sport and radio, digital media specialists and sports marketers. Previous guest speakers include:
- Steve Wilson – Match of the Day Commentator
- Ryan Morgan – Social Media Executive, Bristol City FC
- Ben Welch – Writer, Editor, Producer and Head of Video, FourFourTwo and Lead Channel Manager, SPORTbible
- Vivien Morgan – Pioneer in video and mobile journalism
- Sam Mason – Chelsea TV, Sky Sports and television sport graphics company Reality Check Systems
- Mike Costello – BBC Boxing and Athletics Correspondent
- Steve Bone – Chichester Observer Sports Editor.
In your final year you will engage in a range of independent and group projects and work on client-led sports media productions and commissions. These projects will help prepare you for your future career by improving your self-promotion skills, providing networking opportunities and supporting your portfolio to help you showcase talent to prospective employers.
Discover Sports Media
Past Guest Speaker: Steve Wilson
On this course you will:
- Explore topics including sport journalism, sports photography, social media and camerawork.
- Report on local sports including University BUCS fixtures.
- Be able to take part in trips and network with sports media professionals.
- Learn from industry professionals and guest speakers.
- Have the opportunity to visit Wimbledon and explore their media facilities.
- Engage in commissioned projects and work placements.
As part of the Department of Creative Industries you will benefit from our industry partnerships with companies including HyperX, DXRacer, Twitch, ARRI, and AVID, and be able to access to industry standard software such as Nuke, Maya and Houdini.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
Most of your scheduled teaching activities will be in the Tech Park at Bognor Regis campus but you will also have some sessions on the Chichester campus.
What you will learn
You will study a selection of core modules. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.
Throughout your studies you will build your skills and particular specialisms. These could include reporting, producing, camera operations, graphics, editing, presenting, marketing or working with social media.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Introduction to Sports Media
This module supports you as you transition into higher education. You will examine sport in various forms to consider the complex relationships between sport, media and society. You will explore sports journalism, televised sport, sport and radio, sport in film, advertising, marketing, branding and sport, sport magazines, sport in other literature and sport and the digital landscape. This module will develop your understanding of the concepts, issues, critical perspectives and methodologies that constitute our approach to learning, studying and teaching sports media. You will be assessed through a textual analysis and reflective comments, and an illustrated essay.
Gain practical experience
Completing a work placement during your studies will give you the opportunity to apply the skills you learn during your degree in the industry. This experience will help to build your CV and show employers that you already have industry experience when you graduate.
You may choose to complete an industrial placement year.
Placements years usually take place between your second and third years of study. You will spend one year working with a company in industry before returning to the University to complete your final year. This effectively extends your studies by one year. The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the national minimum wage.
Placement years are competitive. We will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement, but we are unable to guarantee placements.
You may complete an international or European exchange as part of your studies. You may choose to undertake an exchange for one semester or a whole year at one of our partnership institutions.
What you could do after the course
This BA (Hons) Sports Media degree gives you the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace after you graduate. Sports media is a broad area with a thriving job market. When you graduate you could take part in graduate programmes, trainee schemes or apprenticeships presented by key broadcasters across a range of positions.
Most sports organisations have media officers and there are many additional roles in marketing, branding, sponsorship or advertising.
You could work in:
- Social media
- Marketing and advertising
- Television/film production
You may decide to continue your studies with a postgraduate journalism qualification or something else.
Postgraduate study options available at the University of Chichester include PGCEs and masters degrees:
- MA Screen Acting
- MA Composition for Film, TV and Games
- PhD Research