Last Change to Gain Free Accredited Training in Digital & Media Production Skills

The Advanced Media Production course led by Aberystwyth University has gone from strength to strength during the pandemic. Businesses and organisations have an opportunity to gain and enhance the digital media skills of their workforce FREE of charge while supporting their employees as they work towards a postgraduate qualification  (Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters MSc). June 2021 will be the last opportunity to register for this FREE accredited training.

Aberystwyth University’s MSc Advanced Media Production course is delivered through the medium of Welsh, English and bilingually, is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government and is the result of a unique multidisciplinary scheme between the departments of Computer Science and Theatre Film & Television Studies.

Combining practical knowledge of computer programming with media production, with the aim to equip employees with the theoretical and real-world skills required to work with advanced digital and media technologies.

Advanced Media Production has been designed with businesses and individuals in mind so that it’s flexible, easily accessible through online, distance learning and will complement the employee’s work and other commitments. This high-level, accredited training course aims to enable businesses and individuals to become more productive, sustainable and efficient especially in this ever-changing digital world.

Dafydd Rhys, Director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre said “The Advanced Media Production course is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to improve their skills within the creative industries sector in Wales! What better time to improve skills for a greater understanding of the challenges we face and how to use the ever changing digital media and technologies within our creative landscape. The good news for companies is that this training is free.”

Participants study via a supported distance learning programme and without the need to take time out of work. Each module last for around 14 weeks and are delivered in a rolling programme with annual start dates in February, June and October, giving participants the opportunity to cover all module choices. Module topics include: Gender and Media Production; Applied Graphics; Introductory and Advanced Media Production Skills; Digital Culture and Programming for Digital Media

Meredudd Jones, Head of the IT Department and Digital Competence Co-ordinator at Ysgol Maes-y-Gwendraeth, Cefneithin said “Studying for a Master’s degree is something I’ve wanted to do since leaving University. I’ve never really managed to find a course that fits with what I want to learn about and also help me with my daily work as a teacher.  When I saw the units available within Advanced Media Production I was excited to start! I can do everything from home! All the lectures are on-line as well as the worksheets and practical tasks. The lecturers and live, on-line tutorials held once a week really do help prepare you for the assignments.”

The course’s flexible approach allows participants to start studying whichever module most interests them and take as many, or as few, modules as they like, either as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or to build towards a range of post graduate qualifications (PG Cert, PG Dip or MSc Masters).

Siwan Dafydd, Head of Social Media at Telesgop Production Company sees Advanced Media Production as the perfect opportunity to develop her skills within her ever changing daily work, “This course gives me the opportunity to further develop the skills I already have and develop new ones that I need to know in this industry.”

It is widely recognised that there is significant shortfall in this type of training within the creative industries in Wales. Thanks to financial support from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, training is currently offered FREE OF CHARGE to eligible businesses and employees who register before June 2021. To check eligibility online go to:

Doug Neil, a mature student from Swansea who works for the NHS said “Distance learning has allowed me to work from home at a time suitable for me. It’s been some 30 years since I last worked academically at a Masters level and I would encourage anyone looking for a varied and challenging media experience to consider this Masters programme.”

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