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Designed in conjunction with professional broadcasters and taught by media professionals, this multi-disciplinary course combines intellectual knowledge with practical experience to give you the necessary understanding and skills to work in the constantly changing media industry.

The course consists of carefully designed modules giving you an in-depth understanding of the essential elements of contemporary media, including different television genres, popular drama, news, radio, print, public relations and corporate and educational forms through differing practical approaches. You will learn th essential technical skills of self-shooting, editing and directing as well as the role of press, PR and marketing.

You will have the opportunity to choose from either an industry placement within an organisation, or a professional practice module where you will produce a piece of media text, for example a television or radio production.

Further information about the Media and Film Studies department.

What happens on the course?

Typical modules may include:

  • Contemporary Media
  • Independent Project
  • Industry Placement
  • Theory and History/Industry and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Practice

Why Wolverhampton?

  • Key elements are taught by media professionals – you find out first-hand about industry-standard practices
  • Benefit from small group, seminar-style teaching
  • The course team has close relationships with media industries in the region, including the BBC, ITV, independent producers, and press and PR companies, providing you with additional opportunities for making contacts with industry professionals
  • There will be opportunities to attend Royal Television Society lectures and events in the region, and meet national and regional industry figures

Career path

  • This MA will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge for entry and future progress in positions such as a researcher (television, radio, corporate), reporter, director or production work
  • You could also enter careers in sales, scheduling and press and PR

Visit the Contemporary Media - MA page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

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