Why this course? • Learn from leading experts and practitioners working in the media and communications industries. • Learn through activities that correspond to working practices of communications professionals. • Broaden your creative capacity as well as enhance your business understanding to prepare you for a communications-based career in a variety of sectors. • Study in our brand-new, state-of-the-art media facilities. About this course This professionally-oriented BA in Media and Communications is designed to provide you with the creative and critical thinking, executive skills and business awareness to succeed in the creative industries. You will learn about the key media functions that define consumer culture, including marketing, branding PR, advertising, data and audience engagement. This degree will provide you with a deep insight into a rapidly-evolving industry, and give you broad based skills ranging from media production to data analytics. Skills You’ll learn project management, PR, and practical creative skills such as radio and podcasting, photography and feature writing. You will develop the ability to devise and target messages for a wide range of audiences, and understand storytelling and media language. You will have the opportunity to conduct research on key topics relating to media communications and will be encouraged to reflect on your own role as a consumer and creator of media content. You’ll gain important insights into how audiences engage with brands and companies using audio-visual experiences, which will allow you to offer a valuable and informed contribution, particularly to those industries seeking to understand new trends and engage with youth markets. This practice-based, industry-facing programme is designed to give you real world experience. You will be taught by industry practitioners and will have the opportunity to do a year-long work placement as part of your degree. You will be assessed in a variety of methods, including oral presentations, ‘real world’ case study projects and portfolio work. Career opportunities When you graduate you’ll be well-placed to go into a number of industries that require multi-skilled media professionals who are aware of the wider importance of media within society and its impact on society. Facilities During your studies you will have full access to our digital media centre, one of the newest buildings on campus which is home to state-of-the-art industry-level studio, editing and digital resources. The 2000 metre-square modern building offering excellent facilities, including two newsrooms that replicate real working environments, a film studio with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and extensive resources for sound editing and production, including radio and podcasting. The new facilities were developed in conjunction with leading specialists to ensure that students will receive industry-standard experiences. The building includes spaces for individual and group work, interactive and collaborative projects, as well as quiet study spaces for students.
Here are some example modules you may complete on this course Year One The Business of Media Digital Methods 1 The Art of the Story Journalists and the World 1 Online video production Digital Images Languages for All Year Two Marketing in Practice The Craft of the Story The Power of Data Digital Methods 2 Strategic Digital Communications Feature Writing Audiovisual Journalism Radio and Podcasting Media Language Television Transformations Career Preparation Year Three Extended Professional Placement Media Practice Project Public Relations in Practice Advanced Professional Skills Work Placement International Challenges and the Media Mediating the Self The Media, the Critic and the Public Sphere
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||59||with no less than 59 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The University offers a range of scholarships, as well as hardship funding for students who are in need of support. UK scholarships include an Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth up to £3,000, as well as scholarships for students with aptitude in sports and music. Roehampton is also home to Europe’s first esports scholarships, worth £1,500 per year. There are also a range of international scholarships and bursaries.