With our BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year degree course, you'll dive deep into the inner workings of media: its present and future, its pivotal role in how we communicate and perceive the world, and the networking industries and institutions that structure communication.
Experience the many facets of media communication, from its underpinning theories and marketing functions to hands-on media production. The course has award-winning expert researchers and film producers teaching it, strong industry links in TV, film and journalism, and chances to intern in fascinating areas of the media industries, so you’re always learning the current and best practices in academia and professional practice.
You'll gain a flexible range of specialist skills that will allow you to pursue careers in film and TV production, camera departments, sound recording and post production. You can also sidestep into journalism, scriptwriting, advertising, marketing, or public relations.
If you're new to studying media or don’t meet the required grades for the full degree course, our Foundation Year will bridge that gap. You'll expand your knowledge of media and communication and develop the preparatory skills you'll need for entry into Year 1.
If you have the required grades, you can skip the Foundation Year and start at Year 1.
- Shape your course from second year, choosing optional modules that meet your speciality and career ambitions
- Build your industry experience by taking a one-year placement – either with a company or self-employed
- Familiarise yourself with professional equipment and facilities used widely in media production – including multi-camera television studios, industry-level film and cinematic cameras, and innovative colour correction hardware
- Expand your professional network and knowledge by attending guest lectures by visiting professionals
- Enhance your collaboration and team-working skills by working with students from other courses and schools in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
- Demonstrate your technical proficiency to potential employers by achieving industry-recognised Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) qualifications
Careers and opportunities
Media communication is a staple of every industry. When you graduate with a Media and Communication degree, you'll become a vital, versatile asset for any employer and any field.
You'll be able to work in areas such as:
- film and TV directing
You can also go into freelancing.
Job roles you'll be suitable for include:
- PR and communications officer
- social media assistant
- assistant editor
- visual media co-ordinator
- TV researcher
- camera assistant
- first or second assistant director
- sound and vision engineer
- film/video producer
- stills photographer
- production manager