Do you dream of creating adventurous documentaries into unexplored territories? Do you want to capture groundbreaking moments on video to provide a truly unique experience? Then let us train you for a life changing experience, travelling around the world to share your adventures with the world.
Let us develop your adventurous spirit with access to equipment and software that can capture your experience better than ever before, such as drones and Go-Pro cameras. As well as learning how to use the technology, you'll be shown how to work effectively with individuals and groups in dynamic and adventurous environments. You'll learn how to capture media in a wide range of diverse locations, as well as how to handle any hazardous environments you're likely to encounter on the way (within a safe learning centre of course!)
We incorporate adventure activities and the environment as well as looking into how to create narrative and visually stimulating shots to best capture your experience. So whether you're a budding adventurer with a need to explore or a journalist preparing for worldwide reporting, our programme will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed.
Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.
Course Study Options
We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year.Integrated Foundation Year
You will be taught various technical outdoor skills which can include climbing, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering, mountain biking and caving. You will also have access to specialist equipment and media labs to gain technical skills in media development and production.
Field trips may be offered (subject to additional costs to your studies). There will be ample opportunities for self-led expeditions and work experience within the industry to expand your skills in different and challenging environments.
- Film & Television Craft Skills
- Television Studio Production 1
- Adventure Skills
- The Institution of the Arts in our Time
- Student Initiated Expedition
- Adventure Skills for Media
- Understanding the Cultural Economy
- Working in the Creative Industries
- Media Arts Major Project
- Film & Television Experimentation
- Markets, Audiences & Exhibition
- Theory & Research Methods in the Arts
- Arts Dissertation
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
96-112 UCAS tariff points. Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience. We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.
You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table.
Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.
112 UCAS tariff points.
Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.
- All places are offered subject to successful interview and submission of a portfolio.
Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September 2015 and January 2016; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.
Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:
Institution code name: UoC
Institution code: C99
- A Ambleside
- B Brampton Road, Carlisle
- E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
- F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
- L Lancaster
- T University of Cumbria in London
- Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.Additional costs
Use the skills you learn to stand out amongst your peers in the media industry. You'll learn how to use sound logistical planning, risk management skills, media production and creative thought, valuable for a wide range of positions. Become a freelancer, a travel correspondant, a documentary maker-whatever route you wish to take, you'll have a great background to start from.
Resources and facilities
We are immensely proud of our fantastically well-equipped and spacious studio space. Containing over eighty Mac workstations, small tutorial and lecture spaces, staff offices, and lots of space for student work bases, it really offers everything a graphic design student could need for the best results. It also has an in-house reprographics department for all your printing needs. The mix of students from all years of the course creates an inspiring, dynamic, stimulating and continually changing environment that will help you get the most out of your degree.
Unlike most other universities, we also believe you should be able to exploit any technical areas your project work may require. You will have access to computer training labs, animation suites, printmaking studios, moving image editing suites, wood, metal and plastic workshops, textile studios, photography studios and even our ceramics department! No matter what you require, we give you the option to create it. Please feel free to browse the photos in our course gallery of the studio, campus and resources our students use and enjoy on a daily basis.
Awards and recognition
We have also had great success in the world of multi-media design - two of our students gaining highly prized jobs at MTV as designer/animators and Ryan Young and Lee Freeman are now working at the innovative London advertising agency Sell! Sell!
Fredrik Öst and Magnus Berg returned to their native Sweden to start their own, highly individual, multi-disciplinary design company Snask, a design studio which is now so successful and famous, you can buy a book about them!