Learn about the media, and the diverse ways in which it impacts the world around us. See how the media shapes the way we think and act in contemporary societies on a course that explores how media is bound up with profound social and cultural change. Media Studies is ideal if you’re interested in a career in the media and cultural industries, event management, marketing, heritage and the arts, teaching and more. You don’t need to have studied film or media before, you just need to be excited about exploring the operations and influence of the media today. On this course you will hone your skills in academic research, communication, teamwork and leadership, via essays, projects and presentations. You may also gain practical experience through creative practice options. As part of one of the UK’s leading centres for the study of film, television and media, you’ll be surrounded by academics, practitioners and other students who will inspire and support you in pursuing your goals. You’ll explore the history and theory of media, covering an array of audio-visual, print and digital communications. You’ll also examine their social and cultural significance – ever more relevant in today’s media-saturated world. You’ll get a strong foundation in issues such as the relationship between media and society and the nature of the media industries. You can then explore topics such as gender and the media, promotional culture, or animation, and choose from practical options. You’ll attend screenings, lectures, seminars, workshop sessions and tutorials, and be taught by staff involved in cutting-edge research in areas such as media and cultural consumption; feminist approaches to media studies; and popular film and television genres.. Throughout your studies you’ll also have access to many resources, including our industry-standard TV studio and the extensive East Anglian Film Archive.