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BA (Hons)Media and Communication

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Overview

The BA Media & Communications combines the cultivation of critical thinking, research and writing with real-life media research and production skills.

The overarching aim of the programme is for students to gain both theoretical and practical grasp of media and communications as an area of intellectual, creative and professional practice not limited to one particular industry.

You will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the media and creative industries. You will cultivate skills relating to storytelling and practices of representation in audio-visual media and transmedia. You will study media theory, history, media technologies, creative cultures, institutions, content and audiences.

You will learn to write for different kinds of media, use cameras, sound recording equipment and post-production/editing technologies.

Placement options in Year 3 enable students to gain work experience at businesses and organizations across the media and creative industries.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Media Technologies (30 credits)
Visual Culture (30 credits)
Writing for the Media (30 credits)
Creative Communications (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Datascapes (30 credits)
Communications Research (30 credits)
Media Context (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Making and Curating (30 credits)
Documentary Practice (30 credits)
Sound and Image (30 credits)
Independent Filmmaking Practices (30 credits)
Writing for the Screen (30 credits)
Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Working in Creative Industries (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Advanced Projects (60 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Creative Industries Placement (30 credits)
Film/Memory (30 credits)
Transmedia (30 credits)
Screen/Writing (30 credits)
Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
Mediated Environments (30 credits)

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you to be among the content creators and creative entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It will prepare you for employment in professional communications, including social media and marketing communications, as well as all types of journalism and creative content making.

Employers of our graduates include media agencies, publishers, independent production companies, broadcasters, and businesses with a significant public-facing online presence.
Many graduates go into postgraduate study, and a number of alumni work as freelance media professionals or have their own businesses.

Typically, you can expect 12 contact hours per week in classes of around 20-30 students. Teaching is a mixture of studio work, seminars, lectures and workshops. This enables students to learn design and the associated creative processes in a supported environment and to develop ‘hands-on’ skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States