Media Studies as your Major From Facebook to film and Twitter to television, our experiences of the world are increasingly dominated by media. As society changes, so too do media practices. New media emerge, and traditionally separate channels converge through smartphones, tablets and laptops. Your Media Studies Major will build your understanding of the role of mediated communication in contemporary societies, equipping you with abilities, skills and awareness required to achieve personal and professional success in today’s mediarich world. You will gain detailed knowledge of the theories, concepts and methods relating to media studies, and form a deep understanding of the contested nature of media in contemporary society. You will develop cognitive and social skills that will enhance your intellectual, academic and personal development, as well the analytical tools to conduct and evaluate research on contemporary media and culture. Above all, you will get into the habit of thinking critically about the media (and the society it both shapes and is shaped by), allowing you to confront and challenge prevailing media narratives. Theatre and Performance as your Minor Take Theatre and Performance as your Minor subject and you will develop the ability to analyse and discuss theatrical works (in text and performance), thereby improving your understanding and enjoyment of theatre in current practice. By investigating the deeper social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts in which theatrical works are produced, you will develop a range of specific and transferable skills that centre upon independent critical and creative practice.