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BA (Hons) Sports Media

 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS PC36

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 104 - 112

A Levels: BBC - BCC

BTEC: DMM - MMM

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit 

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Student view

Sam Mason
BA (Hons) Sports Media
After graduating I got a job as an assistant producer in television before moving on to work for Sky Sports in graphics. I worked on live Premier League football, Rugby Union, US & European golf, tennis, NFL, cricket and much more. I am now the main graphics designer and operator for Chelsea Football Club TV & online.

The University of Chichester gave me so much insight into what the industry is like and helped me realize what made me stand out as a candidate. The lecturers were all so enthusiastic, constantly there for advice and always willing to go out of their way for students. I developed a whole range of skills at university that proved important in gaining my first media job.

Course content

The aim of the course is to give students a real insight into the world of sports media. 

Students study the history of media coverage of sport, reflect on the cultural and social significance of sport, explore interdependent relationships between sport and the media, and examine sports communication in the digital landscape. 

A significant focus is invested in hands-on experience of working in sports media production.  

You're part of a vibrant community of people interested in sport and the media and together we will work on building your skill sets in particular specialisms be that reporting, producing, camera operations, directing, editing, presenting, marketing or working with social media for instance. 

You will develop as researchers, analysts and communicators and acquire important skills in storytelling.  Regular coverage of university sport will emulate professional practice and afford students opportunities to develop skills highly valued by graduate employers. 

Running their own TV show that shapes sport content will arm our students with an understanding of production, post-production and studio production. 

In their final year students will engage in a range of independent and group projects and experience working with client-led sports media productions and commissions. 

Such enterprises will equip students with necessary skills regarding self-promotion, networking, career portfolio management and ways to showcase talent.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Tech Park Exterior

The department of Creative and Digital Technologies occupies the new Tech Park on the Bognor Regis Campus, which is where you will be taught. This exciting investment gives students access to professional industry standard facilities and hands on practical learning. 

The Tech Park facilites include:

A 300sqm film production studio and sound stage:

Film Studio

9 post production edit suites with‘soho’ standard dubbing:

Editing suite

An 80sqm green screen studio for motion capture and chroma work:

Green Screen

Professional recording studios with Mac and PC suites:

Recording Studio

The Tech Park is situated on our Bognor Regis campus, with our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) at the heart of the campus, which hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study.

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LRC Exterior

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans. 

Where this can take you

The Sports Media degree is a course of study that offers a very strong prospect of graduate employment. The sports media job market is a robust one. Opportunities exist within graduate programmes, trainee schemes and apprenticeships presented by key broadcasters in the sports media-scape across a range of positions. Some students might wish to take post-graduate journalism qualifications and gravitate towards reporting and presenting. Most sports organisations have media officers now and for those interested in careers in marketing, branding, sponsorship or advertising, the sport sector attracts more revenue than any other.

Postgraduate Pathways

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Postgraduate study options at Chichester include PGCE and Masters. 

  • PGCE Primary
  • Postgraduate Research (PhD)

Work placements

A work placement module in the second year offers students opportunities with relevant media-sport partners.

This experience should enable students to identify links between knowledge gained from their degree and the practices of sports media industries.  

Tutors will forge connections with other Sports Media modules and experiences to emphasize ways employability is embedded in the programme.

Specific approaches students might take as they develop and fashion career paths for themselves are also promoted.

Indicative modules

You will work on building your skill sets in particular specialisms be that reporting, producing, camera operations, directing, editing, presenting, marketing or working with social media for instance.

Year One

  • Introduction to Sports Media
  • Introduction to Sport and Society
  • Practice Toolkit
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Sport and Television
  • Introduction to Understanding Mega Sport
  • Sports Journalism and News Culture
  • Filming Performance

Year Two

  • Sport and Film
  • Commercialisation OR Social Histories of Sport
  • Sports Media Production One: Indoor Sport
  • Factual Interview

You will choose ONE module from Sport Policy and Commercialisation OR Social Histories of Sport

  • New Media and Sport
  • Marketing and Sport OR Critical Insights into Contemporary Sport
  • Sports Media Production Two: Outdoor Sport
  • Multi-Camera Live Events

You will choose ONE module from Marketing and Sales in Sport OR Sport and Critical Issues in Sport and Society

Year Three

  • Independent Project
  • Public Relations and Sponsorship
  • Sports Broadcasting: Production
  • Sports Broadcasting Post-Production
  • Commissioned Project: External Client

You will choose ONE module from Developing Sport and Physical Activity in the Community OR, Global Marketing

  • Independent Project
  • Community Engagement with Sport OR Sports Subcultures OR Global Marketing
  • Sports Broadcasting: Studio Production
  • Commissioned Project: Internal Client

You will choose ONE module from Developing Sport and Physical Activity in the Community OR, Global Marketing

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

International English Studies

Teaching and assessment

The student experience is central to our teaching philosophy. 

Students are taught by staff with expertise in media, film and creative and digital technologies and staff from the Institute of Sport. 

This rich, stimulating learning environment will generate relevant knowledge to help students find their place in diverse media-sport professions. 

Students will also learn from visiting sports journalists, professionals in television sport and radio, digital media specialists, sports marketers and advertising creatives.   

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs