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Are you fascinated by our constantly changing contemporary media and culture? Do you want to develop yourself into an independent thinker capable of negotiating rapid shifts in the media and creative industries today? During this course, you will be challenged not only to think about media but to also think through media by engaging directly with digital and traditional media forms.
The BA Media and Culture gives you important insight into the world where media permeates almost every aspect of our lives. You will explore core topics in media studies, such as social media, mobile technology, film, television and journalism. At the same time, you will have a chance to develop a working understanding of how media impacts fields such as arts, curating, design, education, literature, museums, performance, politics and activism.
This course is your opportunity to learn about cutting-edge academic perspectives, while also developing skills and knowledge in applied media practice. It will help you develop a broad and highly transferable understanding of media culture suited to our twenty-first-century context.
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- Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
- The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies offers an extensive portfolio of internationally respected courses that engage with the latest ideas and techniques in media and cultural theory, arts policy and management, film and television studies, journalism, creative marketing and digital media.
- Learn from leading academic researchers in the field such as Scott Rodgers, Joel McKim, Silke Arnold-de Simine, Andrew Asibong, Justin Schlosberg and Tim Markham. Acquire up-to-date skills and knowledge from experienced industry practitioners at the heart of London’s global media industry.
- Attend our dynamic programme of seminars, events and guest lecturers organised by affiliated research centres and networks such as Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology.
- Make yourself at home in our Bloomsbury campus, which includes facilities such as the award-winning Birkbeck Cinema, computer labs equipped with video editing, print layout and web design software packages, and The Newsroom, home to The Lamp and Owl, Birkbeck’s magazine produced by and for students.
- The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members’ screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists’ Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.