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With an emphasis on the social and cultural impact of digital media forms, this course examines the technologies, practices and policies that drive modern media communications. You will develop a critical understanding of new communications technologies through content production and by stimulating debate. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).
What can you expect?
You can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of current theories of the media, with an emphasis on the social and cultural impact of digital media forms, e.g. social and interactive media.
The rapid growth of media platforms, such as open source software and social network sites, creates new opportunities for participation and changes dramatically the way users communicate and exchange information. This course will encourage students to develop a critical understanding of these communication technologies through content production and by stimulating debate.
Applied skills such as image manipulation, editing and working with layout software will be taught, so that you’re able to produce audio-visual texts for publication on the web. You’ll become familiar with camera and audio recording equipment to create and store original material. Different styles of writing are also practiced so that you will be proficient in drafting accompanying text, whatever the context.
On a theoretical level, the BA (Hons) Media Communications will engage you in the latest debates concerning the cultural, social and economic issues that shape the way meaning is produced and circulated, and the many issues that intersect within this academic investigation.
You will leave the course able to select the best platform to disseminate content to intended audiences and become familiar with project planning, budgeting and financial management including the production of timelines. Finally, this course will train you to successfully pitch and present your ideas.
About London College of Communication
The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices.
Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more.
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. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
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|Campus name||London College of Communication|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|