Truro and Penwith College

BA (Hons) Applied Media

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Course overview
  • Core modules
    • APME301 Creative Production in a Local Context

      The focus of this module is developing a full understanding of the complexities of working with outside agencies in relation to applied media. It will allow students to use their individual knowledge, skills and media practices in collaboration with others to create enterprising media product(s). The media product(s) will be created in response to an identified complex employer or voluntary sector problem. Underpinning this module is the role of the media in 're-presenting' reality.

    • APME302 Specialist Production (Project)

      Students will work independently to develop a Specialist Project based on research ideas negotiated with the tutor. This module supports the exploration of creative interests in combination with the acquisition of technical skills supported by academic study of areas related to applied practice for instance audience studies. This module includes exhibition/competition submission and/or another form of public display, and evaluation.

    • APME303 Dissertation

      The dissertation module will give students an opportunity to appreciate the uncertainty and limits to knowledge within a range of concepts, theories and analytical methods that underpin the academic study of the visual media and photographic arts. This module will allow students to utilise their understanding of this theoretical context in a systematic, critical investigation of an appropriate topic for sustained research and study.

    • APME304 Professional Practice

      This module aims to allow students to reflect critically upon their skills, knowledge and confidence to progress within professional life. They will focus on the relationship between aspirations and the complexities of the media industry, generating specific enterprising material that enhances employment possibilities. Students will synthesise their research and reflection to formulate a personal development strategy which allows evaluative reflection.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College