By bringing together media practice and communications theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and introduces a range of contemporary media practices. You will study in one of the UK's and the world's top media and communications departments. You'll be taught by leading names in media, communications and cultural studies. We concentrate on high quality lectures and small group work, and all our teaching takes place on one purpose'built site. On practice modules you'll be taught by industry professionals engaged in TV, film, journalism, radio, photography, scriptwriting, short fiction, illustration, interactive media and animation. You'll have access to industry'standard practice facilities, including TV/film, radio and photography studios, digital video and audio editing suites, and animation software and hardware. Our close links to the media industry bring you into regular contact with media professionals. You will have the opportunity to apply for an internship in the media as part of the course. We regularly host debates and talks by international figures in media and cultural research and the media industry; recent guests have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha and Noel Clark. You'll be taught alongside students from all over the world and with diverse cultural experiences that enrich the department and the learning experience. You'll develop skills that you can use throughout your career whether in the media industries or elsewhere. Our recent graduates are now working as television producers, news readers, editors, journalists etc... Others have gone into a whole range of careers such as research, teaching and law.
Media practice: Induction course introduces production options: television; radio; journalism; video graphics and animation; illustration; photography; scriptwriting with prose writing. 2 options are selected at end of 1st term and followed in 2nd term of 1st year and 1st term of 2nd year; in 2nd term of 2nd year, an advanced course is taken; in the 3rd year, production work is completed in the same medium. Communications theory: Combines theoretical perspectives from anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, psychology and sociology; courses include: communications and signification; media history and politics; culture and cultural studies; representation and textual analysis; society, culture and communication. Year 2: courses include: culture and communication; psychology of communications; contemporary issues in the cultural industries. Year 3: 4 courses are chosen from a range, 1 of which can be a dissertation; options include: music as communication; media, nation, ethnicity; contemporary cultural practices; political economy of the media.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BA (Hons)||£16,280 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level AAB
- Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
- European Baccalaureate 80%
- SQA Higher ABBBB
- SQA Advanced Higher AAC
- International Baccalaureate 34
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