Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Media

Why study this pathway programme?
  • The School of Media’s facilities are used by the industry as well as Media students! The School’s permanent green screen studio is one of the largest in the UK.
  • Industry-standard facilities also include four TV studios and six radio studios.
  • As a Media student, you will have the opportunity to complete at least two industry placements.

NO portfolio required!


Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree


£17,710 for BSc (Hons) Video Game Development


£16,085 for all other

£17,710 for BSc (Hons) Video Game Development


£16,085 for all other

n/a for BSc (Hons) Video Game Development


£16,085 for all other



Stage 1: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Student success – Desmond, from Nigeria

  • Completed two-semester Foundation in Technology
  • Graduated from BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology

“I liked everything about BCU! The lecturers were helpful, responsive and attentive – and they continued helping me even after graduation, with references for job applications. I got to use really cool facilities during my time at the University, like the industry-standard TV studios and editing suites. I created a documentary in my first year! Thanks to this experience, I felt ready for employment when I graduated, and I’ve since been working freelance on film projects.”

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules for Media

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  • Business Studies

  • Critical Thinking

  • Extended Media Experimentation

  • Globalisation

  • ICT Skills

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

  • Mass Communication

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

Modules for Media Technology

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Physics 1

  • ICT skills

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Design Concepts

  • Programming Techniques

  • Physics 2

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BSc (Hons) Video Game Development (2-year)

  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication

  • BA (Hons) Music Business

  • BA (Hons) Media Production


All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.