Media Studies

We live in a media driven world – explore the role it plays in your life and power it has on society. You’ll also be creative with hands on technical experience in our state-of-the-art digital editing suite, as well as on location.

Media Studies

What will I study?

During the course you’ll have full use of our excellent new facilities including: A digital editing suite equipped with 25 Macs and Final Cut software. Media lecture rooms with digital projectors and interactive whiteboards as well as digital cameras, tripods and microphones. Topics you will study include different media forms such as films, video games, TV programmes, magazines and social media. 

You will also research, plan and create a new media product – for example the opening of a horror/thriller film, or the front page and article for a music magazine. Further production work may include creating a music video.

The course comprises 50% coursework assessment, 50% written examination.

Co-curricular activities?

We actively encourage our students to become young film-makers and enter their work in student film festivals. In the past, students have attended a film festival such as York where they have taken part in workshops with industry experts. We also have links with local media organisations and students have gained work placements with various companies including Channel M, in Salford and in local radio.

Where might it lead?

Some students go on to study for a university degree in Media Studies (e.g. TV production or a more theoretical course) or a related area such as Film or Cultural Studies. The course allows students to develop a range of skills that are transferable to other areas of study as well as employment.

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