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Media and Communications BA (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This degree is focused on preparing our graduates to be key players in the contemporary world of digital citizenship, ready to act as both professional producers of and critical consumers of media and cultural products.This course has a distinctive international scope, which enables you to study, gain professional experience and take part in research projects abroad. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of contemporary issues facing a wide range of media, cultural and communication industries, exploring key historical developments and a broad range of theoretical approaches.Responding to the shifting patterns of this fast-paced industry, in particular the widespread use of everyday digital media technologies and rapid growth of social media, you will focus on the emerging areas of screen, social, open and mobile media, alongside the rapidly transforming established media. You’ll also have access to our extensive specialist resources, including video and photography studios, industry-standard software suites, radio studios, specialist IT facilities and our dedicated ‘digital media lab’.From the outset, we aim to foster your critical thinking, to develop your technical, creative, reflective and analytical abilities, giving you a thorough grounding in research, software and design skills, as well as the project management and professional skills needed in this ever-expanding sector.You’ll be taught by passionate staff that makes the subject interesting by combining cutting-edge academic research and real life experience. With expertise spanning from Film Studies, Media histories and theories to Cross Cultural analysis, they have worked as Journalists, Digital Marketing and PR specialists, and Community Development for local and international organisations. **Key Course Benefits*** Meet experts in new media and traditional media with past guest speakers including Jon Snow from Channel 4 News and Johnny Fewings from Universal Pictures. * Dedicated and flexible creative learning environments, media spaces and industry-focused studios, featuring The Tank, our purpose built, industry-standard TV studio.* Opportunity to review our world cinema premieres in association with East Winds Festival, and use social networks, blogs and mobile media to make your views heard around the world.Study abroad at one of our many international partners, which include Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC) in China, Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France, and UCSC Milan in Italy.* Access to high standard professional media equipment via our Media Loan Shop, including prosumer media equipment (i.e. 4K and HD video cameras, DSLR cameras, tripods, audio equipment, lighting – Canon, JVC, Sony).* All of our students are issued a laptop to be used in line with the 24/7 mobile learning scheme, and pre-loaded with the last suite of industry-standard software Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365 along with 1TB of cloud storage. * Significant links with a wide variety of employers and media practitioners, such as Phoenix Cinema, Electronic Arts and EA Games, many of whom offer professional experience opportunities in the form of placements (dependant on successful application).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 97 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    114 57%

    54th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    44th

    19

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