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About the Course

This is an exciting programme that brings together subjects with natural synergies between them. You will gain a range of practical and intellectual skills, that will make you valuable in the job market.  You can select from six subjects;  Film, Journalism, Media Cultures,  New Media Publishing, Creative Writing and English Language & Communication. For more details about these individual subjects, click on the links on the left-hand side of this page or order a prospectus. You will study two modules of each of your four  subjects chosen in the first year.

Our innovative programme is taught by academics and practitioners who are at the cutting edge of their subjects. We encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity and to engage with your subjects by interviewing and writing articles for publication, becoming involved with FDMX, the Film and Digital Media Exchange, working with local charitable organizations to design web sites and media packs. Many students gain work experience by undertaking work on the University students’ paper or working with volunteer groups in the areas of web design, film production and publishing. Others take our work-based learning modules to compliment their work placements or part-time voluntary or paid work.

Many of the transferable skills developed over the course of the degree will give you a cutting edge in today’s job market e.g. the ability to write press releases or the skill of being able to design the layout of a magazine will make you more desirable to employers. At the end of your course, you’ll have a portfolio of work to show at your job interview.
For information on open days, how to order a prospectus and more technical information on the application process please click on the How To Apply tab at the top.

The programme will involve watching films from around the world and examining them from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, studying how communication works, and the history and nature of the media. Learning how to write like a journalist and by the end of the degree you will be able to use software packages to design layouts for magazines and websites. Our graduates go on to careers in media, publishing, journalism, web design and postgraduate study.

For information on open days, how to order a prospectus and more technical information on the application process please click on the How To Apply tab at the top.