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BA (Hons)Media and Communications

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £9,000 per year
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This course is designed to produce graduates who will be at the
forefront of a wide range of careers within the media and cultural
industries. You will focus on the emerging areas of social, open and
mobile media, alongside the rapidly transforming established media.
This course has a distinctive international scope which enables you to
study, gain professional experience and take part in research projects

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • The option of invaluable experience of working, or studying abroad
    on a year long placement
  • The opportunity to meet world-leading experts on new media
  • Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research
    expertise in to their teaching
  • The opportunity to take part in research projects in cities all
    over Europe and beyond and become a 21st century media professional
    pro-sumer (a media producer, distributor and consumer)
  • The opportunity to review our world cinema premieres and use
    social networks, blogs and mobile media to make your views heard
    around the world
  • An active engagement in live and professional media and cultural
    projects with your fellow students and with staff who are active in
    research and practice
  • The University’s links with Zhejiang University of Media and
    Communications (ZUMC) in China and Jean Moulin University, Lyon,
    France where we have sent students on extended study periods
  • Dedicated and flexible creative learning environments designed for
    the future
  • Access to pro-sumer media equipment via our dedicated Media Loan
  • A mobile technology pack, tailored to your course, for example, a
    suitable recording/communication device and a high quality
    laptop/tablet equipped with pro-sumer software

We write reviews, do research projects, produce short films, do
radio broadcasts and blogs and try our hand at editing…


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Over the course of the three years you will cover the key areas of:
new media, global and international contexts of media and culture,
historical context, theoretical context, media and cultural research,
and media and cultural production.

In your first year you will cover the above key areas of theory and
learn about how to apply them to practical examples of the media. You
will also learn the basics of how to research.

In the second and final year you will cover more areas of the media
in depth, such as:

  • Research and Methodology
  • Sound and Music in the Digital World
  • Digital Screen Cultures or Cultural and Semiotic Analysis of
  • Transcultural Film
  • Communication Practice
  • Experimental Narrative

At the end of the second year you will have the option to take a
placement or study abroad year before completing a global digital
media study and a major project or dissertation in your final year.

View the course structure and module list from year one through to
your final year.

Career opportunities

In addition to the opportunity to undertake a one-year professional
placement between years two and three; the course ensures that you can
work at an appropriately professional level within the media and
cultural industries.

The course is designed to enable you to work for organisations, such
as the BBC, or global media companies, or as a freelance / independent
media producer and/or researcher. Students who have completed the
course over its history have gone on to work, often at the highest
levels, within the film industry, advertising, television, radio,
communication management and PR, publishing, the arts and creative
media, and media education (both at further and higher levels). Many
graduates from the course also choose to continue their studies at
Masters level.

You will study a Professional Experience module during your second
year, which requires you to undertake four weeks of
professionally-based activity and prepares you for the world of work.

Students also take Add+vantage modules which are designed to increase
your employability skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Nov 25, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Estonia