BA [Hons] New Media Studies

If you like to make films, documentaries, tell stories or write blogs, this course is for you. You will learn how new media functions in our society and how it is central to our cultural and political activity. This course is one third theory, one third practice and one third context.

What will I do?

You will make short videos and documentaries for TV and social media.You will develop your skills in blogging, e-journalism and script-writing and you will work in Radio and TV studios developing your production skills

Students will gain an understanding of the history of the development of media and its evolution into the digital era. You will develop production skills for digital and traditional media.

In Year 3 you will have the opportunity to work in the media industry during a 20 week work placement.

Future Careers

Media + broadcasting |  Production | Journalism | Blogger | Researcher | Content Developer | Social Media

What will I study?

Year 1

Introduction to Media Studies | Introduction to Critical Theory | Media Production 1 | Digital Storytelling: Cinema + Cultural Studies | Media Law | Reality TV

Year 2

Documentary + Film + Global Media Industries | Media Production | News Writing | Multiple Media Platforms | Gaming + the Media | Popular Cultures | The Music Industry

Year 3

Research Methods | Contemporary Cinema | Media Technology | Design Thinking | Television Drama | Work, Employment + Society

Year 4

Media + Cultural Identity | Social Media Theory | Technology + Culture | Media Production | Media Analysis + Critique | Digital PR | Media Law  | Censorship + Control