You will be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and practical workshops where you’ll start to explore the relationship between theory and creative practice.
This unit introduces you to a range of research methods and tools appropriate to an advanced level of study in creative disciplines. It also outlines key issues and debates in contemporary visual and material culture.
Digital Image Making
This optional unit introduces you to a range of practical digital image making tools: photography, video, graphics, typography, animation, sound.
Writing for the Screen
This optional unit introduces web design and writing content for online environments. To enable you to understand the visual and written content that the online environment demands.
During this term you study in-depth the business of media and engage with ideas about contemporary media.
The Business of Media: Processes, Models, Law & Regulations
In this unit you will examine the regulatory and intellectual property issues that you will need to engage with as a media professional.
Contemporary Media Debates
In this unit you will examine models of media consumptions such as; consumers becoming producers, user generated content and ‘citizen journalism’, fake news and ideas about democratic participation and debates. You will also consider and develop a proposal and literature review for your dissertation.
In the third term of the course, you will undertake a sustained written research project.
This unit enables you to undertake a major piece of research informed theoretical work of your choosing that enables you to examine and situate emerging media, media and journalism in the wider theoretical, social, political and professional contexts.
Fee discounts & scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
This course prepares you for further research or study, or for a wide range of communication and media careers in:
- Media content production
- Public relations
- Corporate communications
- Campaigns and communication in the public and the third sector
- Media enterprise and business start-ups.