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MA / PG Dip / PG Cert Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries

Course Description

This brand new MA is perfect for multilingual students who want a career in the creative industries.

In our cosmopolitan global culture talented people with multilingual skills are increasingly sought after by the creative industries. In this trailblazing MA you will have the opportunity to combine your language and translation skills with the study of London’s vibrant creative industries.

On the programme you will use your language skills and first-hand experience of different cultures to explore new territory in and around the use of languages. You will reach beyond the traditional role of translation and localisation by studying how these disciplines are applied in the creative industries, paying particular attention to the practical application of these skills in a professional environment.

You will be introduced to the emerging area of transcreation, which refers to the creative process of altering messages so they are suitable for the target local market, while maintaining its original intent, tone, style and context, and how this is used within creative industries such as arts, advertising, entertainment and marketing.

London’s rich cultural scene is central to this MA and a series of visits to festivals, studios, cinemas and galleries are incorporated into the programme, giving you the opportunity to engage first hand with the many different cultural institutions the capital has to offer. There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement, meaning you can build a strong CV and make vital industry contacts.

In addition you will be able to study modules from a wide range of creative disciplines from the Department of Media, Culture and Languages, including audiovisual translation, film, media and journalism.

Visit the website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/Intercultural-Communication-in-the-Creative-Industries/

Course detail

In the module Think, Create, Translate: Transcreation and the Creative Industries, you will analyse different examples of translation and transcreation which you will compile into a portfolio of work (which you can use as part of your CV) and discuss how multilingualism and multiculturalism are put into practice in a creative environment. You will combine a series of lectures, workshops and group projects with visits to many of London’s cultural institutions including festivals, studios, cinemas and galleries.

In the Cultural Adaptation in the Creative Industries module, you will explore the theory and concepts that underpin practices of transcreation and localisation, drawing on multiple disciplines, including linguistics and audiovisual translation, film, game and television studies, media management and advertising. For instance, you may be analysing localised popular entertainment shows, consider regionalisation in video games and marketing campaigns, or explore localisation from an audience perspective.

There is also a wide variety of options modules on offer on a range of subjects including translation-related fields such as subtitling and videogame localisation, as well as media and communications, project management, and social media and data journalism. You can also choose between undertaking a research based dissertation and working with a cultural institution as part of a work placement.


Some of the modules on this programme are compulsory and others you can choose from a range of different modules depending on your interests.

Compulsory modules (MA & PGDip)
• Think, Create, Translate: Transcreation and the Creative Industries Module code: AST020L724S
• Cultural Adaptation in the Creative Industries Module code: AST020L725S
• Screen Cultures of London Module code: FSC040L001A

Optional modules (MA & PGDip)
• Global Media and Communications Module code: MCS020L013A
• The Localisation of Video Games Module code: AST020L747S
• Subtitling: Concepts and Practice Module code: AST020L749A
• Media Access: Audiodescription, Subtitling for the Deaf and Respeaking Module code: AST020L742S
• Translation Project Module code: AST020L743S
• Social Media and Data Journalism Module code: JOU020L420S
• Cross Cultural Management Module code: RBP020L011S
• Managing Projects Module code: RBP020L025A

Compulsory module (MA students only)
• Dissertation Module code: AST060L775Y

Why study at Roehampton?

• This pioneering MA is for students with a multilingual background who want to work in a creative international environment.
• Choose between undertaking a research based dissertation and working with a cultural institution as part of a work placement.
• You can pick modules from a variety of creative subject areas including journalism, film and media.
• Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/


For information on funding, please visit the following website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Finance/Student-Funding/

Visit the MA / PG Dip / PG Cert Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries page on the University of Roehampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Non-graduates with appropriate professional or other qualifications may be accepted on an individual basis by course conveners. To follow your chosen programme successfully, you will need to be fluent in written and spoken English. The guideline qualification in English regarded by the University of Roehampton as an acceptable minimum level of competence is British Council ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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