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Course summary

BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures explores what it means to study media and culture in a contemporary context and through a critical perspective. With a strong focus on key concepts in media and cultural studies, it investigates the role that media, cultural and creative processes play in shaping today’s world. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL). Why choose this course at London College of Communication • A unique blend of theory and practice: this theory-based course helps you develop critical thinking by putting your ideas into practice through the use of digital technologies, film and photography. You’ll develop a critical understanding of different media industries. • Personalisation: In year 1 and 2, you’ll have the chance to personalise your degree by choosing an optional unit from a course in the Media and Communications programme. • Work experience and networking: The course prepares you for a successful career in the media industry, from photography to filmmaking, curation to digital practices, providing insights into the creative industry. The industry-based speaker series in years 2 and 3 provide students with opportunities to network with industry professionals and organisations. • International opportunities: As part of Creative Week in Year 2, we organise a study trip to New York where you can visit various media companies and liaise with experts in the field. • Where graduates have gone to work: A great number of our recent graduates have been accepted into prestigious Master programmes in the field of Music, Fashion, Cultural Studies and Media. Our students have found full-time positions in media, communication and arts industries. What can you expect? In this course you’ll learn how to apply critical notions of the arts, media and cultural industries to media text though the use of photography, film, and web-based platforms. You’ll also learn how to develop those critical skills necessary to analyse creative industries and various media texts. You will learn how to communicate your ideas effectively and you’ll be exposed to a highly diverse international media environment. The units on this course are designed in a way to develop your collaborative skills. With a growing interest for environmental issues at the local and global level, we’ll teach you how to navigate the dynamic social and cultural landscape through partnerships, workshops and learning activities. Further, you will learn how to establish relationships that benefit individuals, local communities, organisations and society. About London College of Communication London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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Contemporary Media Cultures at University of the Arts London - UCAS