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BA(Hons)

Adventure Media

Available for 2012
Location:
Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration:
3 year/s
Mode of study:
Full-time, Part-time
Start date:
September 2014, 2015
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Contact:

Why study with us?

Adventures can be life changing. Technological advancements in equipment and software mean that now, more than ever we are able to capture the individuals experience from a diversity of views. Have you dreamt of being the camera man working alongside the team to capture the groundbreaking moments? This course has been developed and designed to provide a high quality learning experience for those students who aspire to work within the outdoor industry and utilise adventurous based media as a platform for their work. 

Outdoor Education has evolved to become a very integrated and dynamic industry not only in the UK but also globally. The Outdoor and Adventure Activities sectors have grown in status and popularity over the past few years and it is widely recognised that this will continue. Such growth has seen a strong demand for individuals with knowledge and expertise in a wide number of areas. These areas include an ability to work effectively with groups in dynamic and often adventurous environments; the capacity to design and plan safe educational activities and to support and facilitate personal development through connections with the outdoors.

Today’s outdoor industry requires individuals who can provide a high degree of competent leadership and capture the elements of adventures as they unfold. This is a dedicated programme that integrates adventure activities and the visual image.  

Where will this course take place?

Each campus offers individual and distinctive advantages, providing easy access to the English Lake District with its unique geography. These exceptional locations in effect become your classroom.

What can this course lead to?

Graduates are pursuing careers in outdoor instruction, educational development and youth work, in media production for independent enterprises and as freelancers for media outlets. The course also equips you for any field of endeavour where tested leadership skills, sound logistical planning and creative thought are essential ingredients. Our students have gone on to secure careers in HM Forces, the emergency services and teaching.  

Resources and facilities

Students will also be equipped with technical outdoor skills and provided with opportunities to develop these skills in climbing, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering, mountain biking and caving using the Lake District, Snowdonia, Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines as a backdrop to this training. Field trips may also be offered into Europe (i.e paddling in the Alps, ice climbing in Norway) and beyond (i.e climbing in America). Ample opportunities are built into the program through the expedition modules and opportunities for work experience for students to expand this range of skills in different and challenging environments.

Students are also provided technical skills input in media development and production. Focusing on the use of both specialist equipment utilising knowledge and experience in our media labs. 

Student work

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Modules

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).

The outdoor education courses are all delivered through a range of formal lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion groups. Practical work, on the campus and throughout the local area, will naturally play an important role in your learning. You are expected to carry out independent study throughout the course. 

Course summary

This is an exciting degree combining adventure activity management and media skills. In year one you will undertake aspects of practical outdoor activity instruction and develop a foundation understanding of outdoor learning and theory, as well as studying photography, video and web design, all applied to adventurous activities. These themes are developed in the second and third years with modules in expedition management, adventure filming, practical outdoor leadership and outdoor activity management.

As well as using our campus in Ambleside, students also work with and share BA (Hons) Film and Television facilities at Brampton Road, Carlisle.

Due to our excellent reputation, we receive a high standard of applicants for this course. Consequently, all applicants should expect to be interviewed by one of our tutors as part of the admissions process.

Assessment is through a range of techniques—strong emphasis is put on investigative work. The nature of the subject means that presentations, practical assessments and portfolios are all used as well as traditional reports and essay work. Assessment may also be based on group as well as individual work.

Entry requirements

220 UCAS tariff points

Find out more about qualification options from the UCAS tariff table.

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

Credit and UCAS requirements

UCAS code: NP83
UCAS points: 220

Costs

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Full-time students

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The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan (up to £5,500) and a maintenance grant (up to £3,354). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The university is part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) which is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. The scholarships are non-repayable and will be allocated after 31 August 2014. Students will be told if they have been allocated a scholarship in September 2014.

We have 213 full-time NSP awards worth £4,000 in total - £1,000 cash and a £1000 fee waiver in year one and then £1,000 cash in years two and three. Specific criteria will apply and awards to students living outside of England will be subject to Government guidance and regulations.

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 85 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2014.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

EU

The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (or the equivalent in your country). For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The university is part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) which is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. The scholarships are non-repayable and will be allocated after 31 August 2014. Students will be told if they have been allocated a scholarship in September 2014.

We have 213 full-time NSP awards worth £4,000 in total - £1,000 cash and a £1000 fee waiver in year one and then £1,000 cash in years two and three. Specific criteria will apply and awards to students living outside of England will be subject to Government guidance and regulations.

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 85 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2014.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

International

The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year is £10,500.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

International scholarship

If you are studying a full-time bachelor's degree (excluding teacher training and NHS-funded courses) or a top-up degree, you may be eligible for an international scholarship. The university has nine scholarships available. Find out more on our scholarships page.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.

Part-time students

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The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2014/15 academic year is £9,000. This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,500 per year (where the full-time equivalent takes three years).

As a part-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. We also have 26 part-time NSP awards (worth £2,000 in total over the first three years of the course - £500 cash and a £500 fee waiver in year one and then £500 in years two and three).

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

EU

The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2014/15 academic year is £9,000. This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,500 per year (where the full-time equivalent takes three years).

As a part-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year. For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. We also have 26 part-time NSP awards (worth £2,000 in total over the first three years of the course - £500 cash and a £500 fee waiver in year one and then £500 in years two and three).

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

Additional contact information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/outdoorstudies  

UCAS Link

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