What is the social and cultural impact of media communications in today’s world? How do communication and information media actually work and what are their importance to our society? This course enjoys a very close relationship with sociology at Brunel and combines the theoretical elements of sociology with the practical elements of media studies. You’ll focus on all aspects of society: its personal, social and cultural dimensions. Studying communications and media at Brunel is not just limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your mind by going on field trips and joining film sessions, where you’ll learn about cameras lighting and editing. You’ll be able to attend optional company visits, for example IMG studios, where you’ll receive a tour of the studios. On this course you’ll have the chance to make your own films in groups. You’ll develop your skills in our media services suite which has industry-standard facilities. You’ll be taught about the software Final Cut Pro and how to use different types of Canon cameras. You’ll experiment with different lighting styles and practise sound editing techniques. This practical work will equip you with the skills you’ll need for a media related career or for working in the field of production. If you choose to go on a placement, you’ll benefit form Brunel’s contacts and location. Examples of recent student placements have been in advertising, digital marketing and public relations in organisations such as Cartoon Network, IMG Media, Sweet Images and the Walt Disney Company.
Year 1 Key Ideas in Media Media Production 1: Non-fiction Making Sense of Culture and Society (Issues I) Researching Culture & Society (Methods I) Becoming an Independent Learner: Culture & Society (Skills I) Me, You or Us? Analysing Identity & Power (Issues II) Exploring Identity & Power (Methods II) Becoming a Critical Scholar: Identity & Power (Skills II) Year 2 Core Modules Research in Practice Global Communication Media Production II: Fiction Social Media and Networked Culture Optional Modules Visual Cultures Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture Apocalypse! Crisis and Society Bodies and Society Year 3 Core Modules Communication and Media Studies Dissertation Optional Comedy, the Media and Society Changing Audiences Racism, Identity and Difference Beyond Human Global Cities: Spaces and Culture Gender Sexuality and Feminism Please visit our website for further details about degree content: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/communication-and-media-studies
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||59||with a minimum of 59 in all subscores|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.