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Media and Communication [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note this replaces BA (Hons) Media Studies [with Foundation Year] for September 2021 entry.**Explore media theory and practice from broadcast media to digital publishing, and graduate ready to work in today’s fast-moving industry with our BA (Hons) Media and Communication degree in Cambridge.On our Media and Communication degree you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of our data-driven society and contemporary media environment. You’ll explore issues such as digital media theory, identity and representation, politics and popular culture. You’ll learn to analyse and debate the latest theories and discover the impact of media on all our lives such as the role of ‘Fake News’ and the ethical responsibility of journalism in a 'post-truth' age.Working in our specialist facilities, you’ll also get hands-on and engage with media production including documentary filmmaking, photography, and digital publishing; creating apps, podcasts or new online platforms.Choose to study abroad for one semester and get funding to cover the cost, and hone your skills through work placements. As a BA (Hons) Media and Communication student at ARU, you’ll be able to focus on particular areas of interest, such as social media, TV, music, journalism, popular or subculture. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a work placement, or produce a commissioned product, in the area of your choice as you prepare for a career in media-related roles, including film, TV, photography and social media, broadcasting, production, post-production, digital content creation and journalism.On all of our modules, you will work with industry-standard equipment and software, including Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects.As a student at ARU you’ll have use of a fully-equipped HD multi-camera TV studio with multi-purpose scenic backdrops, suitable for current affairs, drama and magazine programmes; a film studio featuring overhead lighting, tracks, dollies, green screens, and flats; a full range of HD cameras, as well as Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film cameras; sound-recording equipment for location filming; for editing and post-production, the complete Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects.**Careers**You’ll graduate from our BA (Hons) Media and Communication ready for many media-related roles, including broadcasting, film, photography or television production, media consultancy, journalism, public relations and advertising. You’ll also pick up skills for other professions that require an understanding of the media, including web design and publishing.Whichever path you follow, you can be sure you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities that employers need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.Our links with local and national organisations will help you make contacts and find work placements in the industry. These placements could form part of your assessed work and, for many previous students, have led directly to employment.We also offer dedicated employability support throughout your time here.Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters degree, such as MA Film and Television Production. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Application deadline

15 January

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    98 49%

    86th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    61st

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    63rd

    6

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