Media - School of Journalism, Media and Performance

UCLan’s strengths in media practice, media technology, media studies and television are clearly evidenced in the wide range of specialist and exciting courses we offer. Study one of our media courses and you’ll be based in our £15 million Media Factory, which contains excellent modern television, film and sound facilities, including a wide range of high-spec portable equipment, such as video and stills cameras, lighting gear and audio recorders.

We enjoy excellent links with industry and you’ll benefit from the opportunity to work on live briefs and client-based projects, providing you with a chance to enhance your skills alongside industry professionals. Alongside this, we also utilise our industry links to deliver a vibrant programme of guest lectures and professional workshops. These lectures are a great opportunity to learn from experienced, industry experts.

I have worked with the students of the University of Central Lancashire on two large scale productions and found them to be exceptionally professional, hard-working and mature in their approach to the working environment.

Nathan Barley, Talk-Back-Thames
Film Production students won the Undergraduate Comedy and Entertainement prize at the 2017 Royal Television Society Student Television Awards
UCLan Publishing is the 2018 THE award winner for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
Film Production courses were ranked top in the UK in the Guardian League Table
UCLan students were North West Royal Television Society Student Television Award Winners for the ninth year running

Highlights of our Media Courses



Utilising our close links with agencies in the North West and London you’ll be encouraged to take up internships and industry work placements, building up relevant experience.


There is an opportunity to study abroad in the second year, which will help broaden your knowledge of the industry.


By working on ‘live’ client focused briefs such as Virgin, Alexander McQueen, Sony and Hallmark, you will work directly with future clients in real world workplace experiences. This means that you can describe your work experience on your CV giving you that competitive edge.


Students have an enviable record of winning awards for their work. You will be encouraged to enter your work into the international design competition arena to make sure your audience recognises your talent in advance of career applications in the summer of graduation.


Students are able to work on live client briefs for organisations, providing vital employability skills.


You’ll be able to interact with visiting lecturers and industry professionals, learning different skills and creative ideas to benefit you and your studies.


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The guidance I got from my tutors and peers was absolutely amazing. We had wonderful opportunities to work in industry and received critical feedback which was very helpful.

Declan Holgate, Animation Graduate


BA (Hons) Television Production

Beth Bennett

Graduating in 2016 with a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in Television Production and a place in the ITV Insight Pool, aspiring Executive Producer Beth Bennett is storming ahead in her career having landed herself a job as an auditions runner for ITV’s award-winning quiz show - The Chase.

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Professor of Media Practice

Professor Erik Knudsen

Erik's own work takes the form of creative practice and applied theory and is concerned with the exploration and development of transcendent qualities and themes in cinematic storytelling. His predominantly practice-led film research has focused particularly on narrative documentary and fiction.

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