Explore contemporary media and communications alongside the cultural and creative industries. With work-placed learning included as an integral part of this course, you have the chance to develop your knowledge in situ - previous students have applied their skills within major London institutions from Tate Modern and The British Council to Film London and the BBC.
This unique Masters programme explores contemporary media and communications alongside the cultural and creative industries. Work-place learning forms an integral part of this programme and previous students have gained placements at London institutions such as the Tate Modern, Arts Catalyst, The British Council, Film London and the BBC. Alumni have gone on to work for BBC factual programming, the British Council, branding consultancies, and to PhD study.
The boundaries between different media are blurring as everything moves towards convergence. This new course, with its emphasis on transforming media and cultural practices, offers a broad approach that spans different sectors.
The course has been designed for postgraduate students considering a career in the media, culture or media arts industries, or those who want to work in research and education in these areas. You will be introduced to a dynamic mix of theoretical and critical approaches to the media, including the history and development of media and culture in different contexts.
You will learn about how content is produced and consumed in the new multi-platform and digitalised media environment. In addition you will gain practical experience and benefit from a programme of visiting lecturers, many of them industry professionals with first-hand experience of working in different areas of the media. During the course you will visit galleries, exhibitions and other cultural events.
Induction Theoretical Approaches to Media, Communications, Critical Practice Part 1 – Media Institutions Theoretical Approaches to Media, Communications, Critical Practice Part 2 – Analysing Contemporary Media
Visual Culture and Critical Practices Work Related Learning Media Practice Postgraduate Diploma (exit point only)
UAL Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships Schemes
University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level. These awards are funded by generous private donations, company donations, philanthropic charities and University funds. The scholarships range from fee waivers to full support for a year or more.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £25,000
To see whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, or to see details of application procedures and application forms, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
An Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional or academic qualification. If you do not have the required qualifications, but do have professional experience you may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the AP(E)L system. All courses are taught in English. The level required for this course is IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent).
£8,500 - Home/EU, £17,920 - International
Recipient: University of the Arts London
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