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Course summary

The BA Media offers a unique blend of analytical, creative and entrepreneurial experience of the media arts in the twenty-first century. It draws on a range of disciplinary expertise across three faculties at UCL: in media histories, media sociology and film studies (Arts & Humanities); Digital Anthropology (Social & Historical Sciences), game studies, digital arts, media semiotics, and education (Institute of Education). It provides a broad understanding of the exhilarating possibilities of the digital era: how the media is made, how it is experienced, how it functions in society, where it came from and what its future might be. The course situates the study of the media in a unique set of contexts, drawing on UCL’s networks and partnerships in London and beyond: the creative industries, centres of community enterprise and learning, and museums, galleries and libraries. Experience of these will be offered as placements leading to an assessed project in Year 2. Based initially at Bloomsbury, it will move in 2023 to UCL’s new East Bank campus, UCL East, where it will join a suite of new teaching and research activities at the cutting edge of technological and cultural work. The course equips you to understand, enjoy and create your own forms of media, for a wide range of future purposes: as creative and critical citizens; as potential employees and creators of the media industries of the future; as media artists and community activists. It offers a programme of options introducing you to a broad experience of theory and practice, eventually leading towards a preference for researching the media, culminating in a final dissertation project for the third year degree conference; or making the media, culminating in a studio-based production project for the third year degree show. Further information about the programme can be found on the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/degrees/media-ba


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P300
Institution code:
U80
Campus name:
London, Stratford (UCL East)
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics required at grade C or 5.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

All applicants are required to submit one portfolio for inspection by the entrance examiners. All portfolios must be submitted electronically. Instructions provided on receipt of application.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £35000 Year 1
International £35000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit our dedicated webpage for more details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/fees-and-funding. The fees indicated above are for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2024/25 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK fees in line with the government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme). Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme.
Media at UCL (University College London) - UCAS