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BA (Hons)Media and Communication (New Media)

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

We are a pioneering institution, delivering some of the first UK media degrees. The BA (Hons) Media and Communication, accredited by Creative Skillset, is a dynamic course that gives you a choice of eight specialisms to suit your future ambitions.

With a strong emphasis on mirroring the workflow of the industry in our new, purpose-built media centre, it offers practical, professional preparation for a rewarding career.

Helped by strong links with many influential media organisations, the course offers an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies, regardless of the pathway you choose.

Teaching takes place in environments where you gain most, such as radio, TV and photography studios, editing suites, a new media production suite and a newsroom, as well as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, social learning spaces and online. You use blogs, create wikis, and employ social media channels and other interactive media to support your work and self-development.

From the technical and visual design skills needed to create effective websites to engagement with emerging technologies, this pathway explores new approaches to media publishing and online promotion. Innovation-led, it places you at the forefront of new media production and prepares you to play an influential role in any media team. You are closely supported by exceptional facilities, which include a new media suite, and staff with their fingers on the pulse of new media innovation.

Programme structure

Across each of the undergraduate degree routes there is an equal emphasis on production, theory and professional and academic development.

The Professional and Academic Development strand of the course prepares students for at least two placements in a media or cultural industries organisation. These could be in the digital teams at organisations such as the BBC or Maverick Television or within a specialist digital agency.

Teaching is conducted across a range of environments, with specialist teaching focused on the new media production suites and other media work using facilities such as radio and TV studios, editing suites, a newsroom, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, and online.

You will use blogs, create wikis and other interactive media to support your work and self-development.

All production teaching staff at the School are established media professionals who bring with them a range of expertise. They are able to recognise and respond to the rapidly changing demands of the media, ensuring that the course remains relevant to the industry.

The School maintains close contacts with a variety of media organisations including Sky, BBC, Maverick Television and Future Publishing, as well as smaller organisations with international reputations within industry. Visiting tutors and guest speakers regularly hold masterclass sessions to enhance and enrich students’ learning.

Career opportunities

Our track record for graduate employment is excellent, with the majority of graduates going into a media-related role. Each course opens up specific employability avenues related to the production route chosen. A high number of graduates have gone into producer/director roles, journalism, public relations, web development, freelance/own business.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States