Birmingham City University Programs
Birmingham City University Programs
Birmingham City University’s School of Digital Media Technology courses. Birmingham City University has six undergraduate courses in the areas of Film Technologies, Sound Technologies, Digital Media Technologies and Digital Broadcast Technologies. Below is a brief summary of each of them with a link to their details on Birmingham City University website.
MA International Education (Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences)
Location: City North Campus
This programme is appropriate for anyone with an interest in education and it could form the basis for a career in many education and training settings. The MA International Education draws from the UK education system, but comparative aspects are incorporated from a range of international contexts.
The programme is intended to provide a full-time route for individuals wishing to study international education at postgraduate level. Modules are not specific to one phase of education, so they are relevant if students are interested in school, college, university or training settings. A teaching qualification is not necessary, nor is an intention to become a teacher.
How is this course taught?
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used, but in common with our part-time MA Education programme, extensive use of seminars is made in order to share learning and develop an understanding of different international contexts. Reading and writing tasks are set between the taught sessions and these are planned to enable to make progress towards completing the assignments. There will be some whole class and small group work together with one-to-one support and collaboration online using BCU virtual learning environment, Moodle.
Students will be engaged in both theoretical and practical issues and be encouraged to incorporate original research into their work.
Why study MA International Education in Birmingham?
As one of the country’s leading providers of education and teacher training, Birmingham City University (BCU) is dedicated to developing not just teachers and education professionals of the highest quality, but professionals who work effectively in a challenging environment that is subject to continual and often rapid changes. BCU strives to provide the highest standard of training possible, using the expertise from the wide range of teaching organisations that BCU works with to understand the demands faced by teachers and education professionals every day.
- Creating and Sustaining Diverse Learning Cultures
- International Perspectives on Educational Analysis and Improvement Planning
- International Perspectives on Leading and Managing Educational Innovation
- Using Research to Inform Education Practice
MSc Digital Broadcast Technology (delivered in conjunction with the BBC)
This course is aimed at people who wish to work in a senior technical role in the Broadcast Industry, typically for a Broadcaster or a Broadcast Infrastructure provider. It is a premium course (the fees are currently £14,200) which has a one week residential course at the BBC’s Training Academy included. The potential applicant needs to have studied a degree in a pure or applied science subject such as Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Networking or other similar related discipline. Alternatively, they could have been working in a technical role in the Broadcast Industry for a while and wish to develop their career.
BSc (Hons) Digital Broadcast Technology
This course is aimed at people who wish to work in a technical role in the Broadcast Industry, typically for a Broadcaster or a Broadcast Infrastructure provider. Historically, Broadcasters and Broadcast Infrastructure providers have recruited people who have studied a degree in a pure or applied science subject such as Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Networking or other similar related disciplines, and it takes the employer up to two years to get the person fully up to speed with the job. This course was developed in consultation with the BBC so that it covers all the essential technical skills required for an entry level technical role in the Broadcast Industry and significantly cuts down the person’s development time.
BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production
This course is aimed at people who wish to work in the Audio Industry, either doing sound engineering in studios or events, or designing and developing studios and other recording spaces. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industry in the UK. Birmingham City University have recently invested a significant amount of money upgrading the facilities and the course is going through a revamp in time for September 2014. In addition, there may be opportunities for students on this course to gain experience by being part of a crew for live music festivals.
BSc (Hons) Music Technology
This course is aimed at people who wish to have a technical role in the Music Industry. It is delivered in conjunction with the Birmingham Conservatoire. Birmingham City University has recently invested a significant amount of money upgrading the facilities. It is not a requirement to be a competent musician to study this course, simply a basic understanding of music theory, which is covered on the course. In addition, there may be opportunities for students on this course to gain experience by being part of a crew for live music festivals.
BSc (Hons) Film Technology and Visual Effects
This course is aimed at people who wish to work in industries which require technical video and 3D production skills. It focusses on the pre and post production processes related to the development of film and video content and includes 3D graphics and animation. Birmingham City University has recently opened some new facilities which include a MILO Motion Control System.
BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology
This course is aimed at people who wish to work in a technical role in the creative industries. It is a science course which focusses on technologies associated with film creation process including lighting, sound and cameras. Birmingham City University has recently opened some new facilities which include a MILO Motion Control System.
BSc Digital Media Technology
This course is aimed at people who wish to work as media technologists. It covers a wide range of interactive content development skills including interactive application development, animation, 3D-modelling and video production.
International Summer School
Birmingham City University’s International Summer School offers the perfect opportunity to spend three weeks gaining first-hand experience of UK university life and the chance to improve spoken and written English, as well as being able to visit some of the UK’s historic towns and cities.
Birmingham City University’s International Summer School opens to overseas students in July 2014 and are inviting students to apply to one of the courses offering a unique study experience through an exciting list of course choices, social events, field trips and cultural activities.
Birmingham City University strive to help students on their journey to become a confident, reflective and independent student, enabling to deepen knowledge in their chosen areas of study and, at the same time, giving the opportunity to improve English language skills and explore the city of Birmingham and the UK. Birmingham City University is confident that studying at Birmingham City University will be one of the most rewarding experiences of life.
Students will have the opportunity to experience study in the UK, improve their skills, practice English and above all.
This year the following programmes are offered :
|Induction to Visual Basic Programming||£1600|
|International Art and Design Practice||£1600|
|International Piano Academy||£2000|
|Gamer Camp Nano||£2000|
The fee includes:
- Academic course
- Free English language classes
- Accommodation for three weeks
- Two meals a day from Monday to Thursday
- Social events and trips every Friday
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- International Summer School T-Shirt
- Birmingham City University certificate of attendance.
|Arrival days||Saturday and Sunday 12/13 July 2014|
|Induction and enrolment||Monday 14 July 2014|
|First day of classes||Monday 14 July 2014|
|Last day of classes||Friday 1 August 2014|
|Departure day||Saturday 2 August 2014|
For more information, including how students can apply please visit this link: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/
Enterprise Systems Management at Birmingham City University – PgCert / PgDip / MSc
Indian students can gain employment after studies (Tier 2) if they study a skill shortage area such as SAP.
The MSc Enterprise Systems Management course offered at Birmingham City University provides an excellent introduction to the world of business process and systems consulting, implementation and management using SAP as a common thread throughout the course. It is particularly relevant both for experienced consultants that wish to gain a broader knowledge of SAP and those wishing to enter the SAP ecosystem for the first time.
Please see the Link for More Information: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/enterprise-systems-management
Future Media: Pro – MA / MSc
One year long internship programme at Birmingham City University with an academic Masters programme which is a Master’s programme in partnership with McCann Erickson, the leading global communications agency.
Future Media: Pro simulates a working digital communications agency. It has been devised in conjunction with global communications agency McCann Erickson with an advisory panel of partner organisations, to give students real-world experience working on multimedia projects around brand or product promotion, developing mobile content or devising television campaigns; you’ll eat, sleep and breathe digital strategy.
Please see the Link for More Information: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/future-media-pro
MSc Accountancy & Finance (Top-Up)
This course is designed to allow professionally qualified accountants to further their studies by obtaining a masters qualification in 6 months at Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University (BCU) announces New Programme Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Full Time at Birmingham City Business School for September 2014.
The course provides all 16 ACCA papers. The fee is £850 per paper. Students must enrol for at least 4 papers each year (at least 2 papers per term). The maximum number of papers that can be studied in an academic year is 6. The annual course fee is therefore between £3,400 – £5,100.
- Students must be registered with the ACCA to join the course.
- Two ‘A’ levels and 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) are required to achieve this.
- Relevant Secure English Language Test such as IELTS 6.0 or its TOEFL or Pearson equivalent. Birmingham City University (BCU) also accepts West Africa’s WAEC.
Please see the attached information: ACCA Full Time Course Leaflet Oct13 A-W
Birmingham City University offers Graduate Certificate Jewellery, Silversmithing & Related Products (pre-MA)
This course is aimed at applicants who want to do Birmingham City University MA programme, but whose portfolios are not well enough developed in terms of technical skill and critical thinking, or are coming from a non-cognate group, e.g. fashion or product.
This is an intensive six-month programme that is aimed to familiarise students with the key processes, techniques and terminology specific to the practice of contemporary jewellery and related product. It is an enhancement of Art and Design degree to pursue higher study and research in this field.
Course aims and objectives
The aims of the course are to:
- Gain experience of, and be able to apply and critically evaluate technical skill and processes specific to, jewellery and related product practice.
- Gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding of critical debate and professional issues particular to the area of contemporary jewellery and related products.
- To develop intellectual thinking and academic skill with an integrated approach to theory and practice in relation to jewellery and related project practice.
- To develop independent reflective working practice and flexible learning in relation to sustaining self-initiated project work of a professional standard in relation to jewellery studio practice.
The overall aim of the programme offered by Birmingham City University is to allow Art and Design graduates to gain skill, technical experience and to develop a material studio research practice in the specifics of jewellery and related product techniques and processes. The programme will develop an exploratory experimental practice related to the area that is critically reflective.
Birmingham City University Students will be given demonstrations and experience techniques and processes particular to a jewellery studio. They will be expected to critically evaluate and apply these to project work that will encourage contextual analysis and the development of reflective practice.
The programme at Birmingham City University consists of two Modules, one followed by the other:
Module 1: Materials and Processes: Conventions and Innovations 30 Credits
Module 2: Self-Initiated Project 30 Credits
Total Credits 60 Credits
Each 30 credit Module consists of a nominal 300 hours of study time
The School of Jewellery undergraduate term dates are as follows:
- Autumn Term, 23rd September, 2013 – 13th December, 2013
- Spring Term, 06th January, 2014 – 04th April, 2104
- Summer Term, 28th April, 2014 – 20th June, 2014
The Graduate Certificate Course runs from February – end of July
- 03rd – 7th February 2014 Induction week
- 10th February – 06th May Module 1
- 14th – 25th April, 2014 Easter Break Student Holiday
- 06th -12th May Assessment and Feedback
- 12th May – 21st July Module 2
2014 UK Public Holidays
- 18th April, 2014 – Good Friday
- 21st April, 2014 – Easter Monday
- 05th May, 2014 – May Bank Holiday
- 26th May, 2014 – Spring Bank Holiday
- 25th August, 2014 – Summer Bank Holiday
Module: Conventions & Innovations:
- Gain experience of, and be able to apply and critically evaluate technical skill and processes specific to jewellery and related product.
- Gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding of critical debate and professional issues particular to the area of contemporary jewellery and related product.
Module duration: 10 weeks
Dates: 10th February, 2014 – 6th May, 2014
Module: Self-Initiated Project:
- Develop intellectual thinking and academic skill with an integrated approach to theory and practice in relation to jewellery and related product practice.
- Develop independent reflective working practice and flexible learning in relation to sustaining self-initiated project work of a professional standard in relation to jewellery and related product practice.
Module duration: 10 weeks
Dates: 12th May, 2014 – 21st July, 2014
Criteria for admission
Candidates must satisfy the general admissions requirements of the programme, which are as follows:
Undergraduate honours degree, first or upper second, in an Art and Design related subject With portfolio OR International students must hold a qualification recognised as graduate status and agreed by Academic Registry AND English IELTS 6 (average) or GCSE English C or above
Candidates may be admitted without an Art/Design degree via APEL/APL subject to agreement of Academic Registrar, e.g. high level of educational, industrial or professional experience
Bursary: £800 for January 2014 only
Birmingham City University: Freshers MBA for International Student.
About this course
The new internationally focused MBA has been developed with future employability in mind and is aimed at those graduates who are new to the workplace or who wish to move straight from an undergraduate degree. Graduates with an MBA can expect to earn significantly more per year compared to someone only holding a Bachelor’s degree (Sutton Trust, 2013).
The increased focus on an international perspective recognises the changing international business environment and the need for managers of the future to possess the knowledge and skills to cope with this ‘new global’ market reality. The course is designed for aspiring managers and will allow them to cope effectively within, and lead, the organisations of the future.
This programme combines academic learning with work experience opportunities. Students will have the chance to work with companies on specific projects, both in the form of internship placements and as academic projects as part of their studies. For those that opt not to undertake a placement (and subsequent in-company project), students will complete a dissertation or research project, as part of the programme.
Bursary: £1000 for January 2014 only
Why choose Birmingham City University MBA International?
- Study in a multicultural environment with students from all over the world, in a vibrant city in the heart of the UK.
- Students will be taught at a well-respected business school, with a practice-based approach to learning.
- Birmingham City University puts a strong emphasis on developing students practical skills.
- The programme combines academic study with the opportunity to undertake company internships.
- A flexible approach allows students to either complete an in-company project or a dissertation/research project.
- Students have the option of commencing their studies in either January or September.
What opportunities are available to students?
This course aims to help students gain a management position, rise to a higher position of responsibility within an organisation, start their own business venture and potentially open up more opportunities to develop their career.
Bursaries and scholarships are available, for more information please visit www.bcu.ac.uk/pgfunding.
The course offers a means to progress to doctoral study – both PhD and DBA courses, which are offered by Birmingham City Business School.
Find out more: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/bcbs
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