The media (film, radio, television, the press, media institutions and, „new” (internet-based & digital) technologies) impacts our lives every day.
This course will give you the analytic and practical skills needed to work within it as an effective communicator and analyst.
From your choice of area (radio, scriptwriting or new media) you will develop broad production experience, and examine social, political and historical aspects of contemporary media forms, looking critically at the various, ever-changing areas to understand how they work and the roles they play.
Your special project, a stand-alone media production, a portfolio of work (ideal to show future employers) or dissertation on an area you choose to explore in depth, will help you develop your own powers of communication.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn how the media works and how it shapes our understanding of the world, helping to prepare you for a career within it
- Study the practices involved in producing, describing, analysing and responding to the media to become an effective media analyst and communicator
- Develop the skills needed to become an effective media communicator, articulating well-informed opinions and analyses in a range of forms (audio-visual and written)
- Gain personal confidence, the ability to work in groups, and the ability to express opinions and explain concepts creatively and correctly
- Explore areas of media such as: television studies; skills for media research; new technologies; Hollywood or European film studies and World cinema; radio, new media and scriptwriting; arts and events management; contemporary debates in the media
- Benefit from a course that will provide you with the academic, analytic and practical skills to work in careers in magazine and newspaper journalism, teaching, media research and production, local radio and photography or continue to further study
Presentations by practitioners, regular input from our Careers and Employability Service during all levels of your study as well as specifically designed units with the world of work in focus (such as Working In the Media), will help you be ready for your career.
You will have opportunities to volunteer in the organisation of extra-curricular and co-curricular events throughout the year, such as conferences, festivals, degree shows, and open days, which will lead you to membership of our Professional Leadership Academy.