This practical BA in Media and Communication will give you a strong understanding of the media industries – TV, film, new media, newspapers, radio – and also covers trends in media culture and communication. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Media and Communication has a really interesting range of modules such as Researching the Audience, Multimedia Skills, News Culture and the Public Sphere, Digital Games and Gamification, and PR and Social Media. There are hands-on projects in publishing, journalism and writing for the web, print media or the screen. Our strong links with employers – such as independent film producers, radio stations and newspapers – can help you gain vital work experience and there’s even an option to study for a semester in America. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? If you’re looking for a media and communication degree that will help you understand all areas of the industry, give you practical and transferable skills, and encourage you to think creatively, this is for you. HOW YOU WILL LEARN There will be formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, group exercises, workshops, debates, screenings and hands-on projects in areas like publishing, journalism and web writing. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES Derby has a good number of creative media companies who are eager to take students on internships or placements. And unlike other larger cities, like London or Nottingham, there is less competition for these opportunities. We also hold regular careers talks which enable you to network and build up your contacts in the industry. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Media and Communication graduates go on to work in a wide range of professions including PR, communications, marketing, TV research, film and TV production, film archiving, radio presenting, radio production and journalism. Others have used their degree for higher level entry into, for example, the Civil Service, charity management, customer services, postgraduate study and teaching.