Bridgwater & Taunton College

FdA Media Production

Bridgwater College and Somerset College recently merged to become Bridgwater & Taunton College. Study a specialist degree with us and be part of our growing community of over 28,000 students. Enjoy our outstanding facilities – we have recently invested £4 million into our agricultural facilities, £2 million into our new Animal Management Centre and £12.5 m in our Art & Design facility (known as the Arts House). We recently won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for FE & HE, as well as many other awards, and always achieve top results, which makes us one of the best colleges in the South West.


Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • BRID1111 Studio Practice

    • BRID1117 Critical Practice: Documentary

      Application of investigation & related learning processes (as developed in unit 1109) in the study of documentary and factual media techniques. This enables students to further interrogate the interrelations between theory, practice & research within factual media contexts analysing practitioners¿ roles in the manufacture of factual artefacts.

    • BRID1116 Critical Practice

      This module is an introduction to the critical thinking and the learning processes involved in studying media culture at academic level & beyond. It introduces students to the interrelations between theory, practice & research, through engagement with the key ideas, concepts & debates in historical & contemporary media contexts & critical & ethical approaches thinkers have used historically to understand media phenomena.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • BRID1114 Documentary Production

    • BRID1112 Narrative Practice

    • BRID1113 Work-Based Learning

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • BRID2208 Live Project

    • BRID2209 Research Proposal

    • BRID2210 Production Research

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • BRID2211 Promotion and Exhibition

    • BRID2212 Major Project

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

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

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