BA (Hons) Media and Communications Develop practical workplace skills and critically analyse how the media reflects and influences the political personal social and cultural landscape Course in Islamabad|| Registration Open
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Discover the role of media in society
We live in a media saturated world in an age where people are far less confident in the media than they used to be. We remain heavily reliant on technology and media outlets, but we remain in a period of uncertainty about the role of media in our lives.
This BA (Hons) Media and Communications degree explores this multi-disciplinary subject in depth. You will develop your critical analysis and employability skills to prepare for work in media and the creative industries, graduating with highly marketable skills and a specific media knowledge.
This is an industry-facing course with a mix of theory/history and practical training opportunities. You will learn to critically analyse how the media reflects and influences the political, personal, social and cultural landscape and be able to study specific modules from across the department including Screenwriting or Sports Media. You could choose to study topics including journalism, marketing, branding and advertising, as well as the study of film and television, popular music, and web-based technologies.
This degree focuses on developing your self-reflection and practical workplace skills, which you can put into practice on a work placement as part of the course.
As a student within a community of undergraduates you will develop your teamwork skills, take part in multi-camera live-event filming, study trends in contemporary media cultures, and have the opportunity to work within a vibrant cultural hub of actors, dancers, filmmakers, composers, orchestras, scriptwriters and choreographers.
On this course you will:
- Discover how to critically analyse the media in terms of the political, personal, social and cultural landscape.
- Study a broad range of topics with the option to focus on specialisms later in your degree.
- Develop practical and critical skills.
- Share modules with students from other courses including Digital Film Production, Screenwriting, Sports Media, Esports, 3D Animation and Visual Effects.
- Enhance your transferable skills such as organisation, time management, communication, working in a group, research and IT.
- Learn from experienced staff and creative industry guest speakers – including speakers from film, tv, music and gaming.
As a part of the Department of Creative Industries you will benefit from our industry partnerships with companies including HyperX, DXRacer, Twitch, ARRI, and AVID, and be able to access to industry standard software such as Nuke, Maya and Houdini.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will learn through scheduled teaching activities including lectures, seminars, skills sessions, technical classes and practical workshops. Outside of scheduled teaching hours you will manage your own time and complete independent study and practical work for individual and group projects.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including:
- Video essay
- Group and individual
- Creative pitch
- Research workbook
- Short film making
- Workload and assessments
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
Select a year
Introduction to Media & Communications
This module will support you as you transition into higher education. You will develop your understanding of some of the key concepts, issues, critical perspectives and methodologies that constitute our approach to learning, studying and teaching media. You will develop transferable skills in research and analysis.
Gain practical experience
You will enhance your employment prospects in the fields of journalism/media writing, advertising, marketing and new media/mobile technologies by developing practical skills through placements, projects, and specific modules.
Completing a work placement during your degree will give you the opportunity to apply the skills you will learn during your studies in the industry. This experience will help to build your CV and show employers that you already have industry experience when you graduate.
During your second year you can choose to study a Work Placement and Career Development module, where University staff and professional associates will help you to identify suitable placement opportunities and support you to develop the employability skills you will need in the workplace.
You could also choose to complete an industrial placement year.
Placements years usually take place between your second and third years of study. You will spend one year working with a company in industry before returning to the University to complete your final year. This effectively extends your studies by one year. The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the national minimum wage.
Placement years are competitive. We will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement, but we are unable to guarantee placements.
You may complete an international or European exchange as part of your studies. You may choose to undertake an exchange for one semester or a whole year at one of our partnership institutions.
Where you could go after your studies
This BA (Hons) Media and Communications degree prepares you for a range of careers with a focus on working in film production companies, TV production studios, radio outlets, newspapers, PR firms and advertising agencies.
You could peruse a career in:
- Public relations
- Marketing and advertising
- Programme research
- Television/film as a producer
You may choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level.
Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters:
- MA Screen Acting
- MA Composition for Film
- MA Composition for Film, TV and Games
- PhD Research