University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Media Studies

In this degree you’ll work with leading scholars and creative practitioners to explore a global range of media industries and texts. You’ll master the current debates in the discipline, whilst developing the skills to produce your own media content. You’ll explore histories and theories of media, covering a diverse range of audio-visual, print and digital communications, and examining their social and aesthetic significance. Meanwhile in your creative practice work you’ll have the opportunity to gain skills in filmmaking, magazine publishing, radio and podcast production, creating promotional materials and digital media production. You’ll also have the chance to gain real-world experience and build industry contacts with an internship. Past students have undertaken placements at local radio stations, television production companies, and the East Anglian Film Archive. In your first year you’ll become familiar with the key approaches and debates in media studies. In your second and third years you’ll take more specialist modules, focusing on creative media and industries, and adaptation. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake creative practice work and take optional modules in topics such as media adaptation, popular music, the magazine industry, promotional culture, celebrity, or audiences. There are opportunities to engage with video, radio, sound-based media, television studio work, and digital media. By the end of the degree you will have the intellectual and practical skills to either enter a job in the media or go on to postgraduate study. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In the first year you’ll be introduced to the major debates in media studies. You’ll also develop the key skills needed to analyse a range of media forms using contemporary and historical examples. **Year 2** In the second year you’ll deepen your knowledge in modules covering topics such as contemporary mediascapes, which explores the most recent scholarly debates in the study of the rapidly evolving media industries. You also begin to specialise in areas that excite you. You’ll be introduced to creative/critical practice through a range of optional modules. For example, you may explore promotional cultures where you’ll be introduced to the media studies debates in this area whilst also working with local companies to produce an advertising campaign. Or you may choose to study digital media: theory and practice where you’ll learn a range of digitisation skills to help think through intellectual problems in digital culture. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship. Previous students have undertaken placements with local radio stations, television production companies and the East Anglian Film Archive among others. **Year 3** This year allows you to specialise and develop your research skills in our dissertation module, where you will carry out a period of independent study under supervision. You may wish to undertake a media practice project, which allows you to undertake creative work (film, TV, audio, magazines, advertising campaign, digital) in response to an academic problem. In addition, our world-leading academics and practitioners offer optional classes that cover, for example, the magazine industry (including practice work), a critical exploration of comics and graphic novels, and the study of creative media industries. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300