Richmond, The American International University in London

Course Introduction

**Richmond University is the only US & UK three year liberal arts degree in the world. Through this programme, students get all of the advantages of a liberal arts education in just three years**. This ‘Degree in Three’ will provide a comprehensive collection of courses that will provide students with a cross-disciplinary education. Students will have five classes each semester with one extra elective course in either their second or third year. Students will also still be able to undertake an internship or participate in a study abroad programme as part of this programme. All degrees fulfil the same credit hours and overall requirements of a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. This is a fantastic return on investment for those who strive to assemble a broad foundation of knowledge in multiple disciplines that can be used in a wide spectrum of careers.

**Do you dream of working in film, television or digital media? Our BA degree in Communications specialising in Media Studies will help you do just that, preparing you to work in this exciting world by providing a thorough understanding of the communications and media industries.**

Getting the right essential information is key. During the first two years of the degree all Richmond Communications students take the same core courses.

An inter-disciplinary approach will provide a breadth of communication topics, such as research and writing, creative expression and scientific reasoning as well as studying the principles and context of communications and media. You’ll be studying in small class sizes with students from all over the world, guaranteeing interesting and lively debate. Guest lecturers will be invited to speak to BA Communications students, providing their insight and experience on the communications world.

In the third and fourth years of this programme you’ll be specialising in Media Studies in all its diversity, with a choice of electives from American Television Drama to Photojournalism, Modern Popular Music to Gender in Film.

Then this is your chance to put your ideas to the test when you will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with a media company or global organisation in London or internationally. An internship can been life-changing, providing you with the experience to get the first rung on the career ladder.

Through our partnership with them, you’ll have membership of The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) – Europe’s largest and most influential PR and communications membership body, which organises training, conferences and events for communications professionals.

This programme combines both theory and practice, providing an excellent preparation for a career in the media and, being based in London, is home to many world-leading media organisations.

Like all Richmond graduates, you’ll also be able to qualify with two degrees – one for the UK and one for the US.

**Top 5 reasons to study this programme:**

- Combine a broad understanding of communications with in-depth knowledge of film, television and digital communications, a winning combination for a career in media

- Benefit from the teaching of our renowned academics and guest lecturers

- Gain vital work experience through an internship in a wide range of leading international organisations in London, the USA and China

- Develop strong communication skills in small classes within an International environment, alongside students from all over the world

- Chance to study in London, a hub of the global media communications industry

**Career Paths**

BBC, Bloomberg L.P, EMI Music, 19 Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Entertainment, Sony, Disney Television International, Omnicom, Viacom, Mediacom

Course Modules

Year 1 Core Modules: Foundations of Mass Media and Communications, Foundations of Photography, Research and Writing I, Scientific Reasoning, Foundations in Sociology, Quantitative Reasoning, Creative Expression, Introduction to Visual Culture, Intercultural Communications.

Year 2 Core Modules: Mass Communications and Society, Cultural Theory, Political Communication, Social Research.

Year 3 Core Modules: Senior Seminar I, Senior Seminar II, New Media, Senior Project in COM.

Elective modules available all years except for Year 1.

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,500 Overseas Fees