The Communication, Culture and Media MA is an exciting course that places an emphasis on understanding our complex mediated worlds through meaningful, research-based and real life projects. The course aims to introduce students to the study of cultures and the media by engaging in visible and active assignments that develop creative, critical and digital skills. Students engage with ideas at the cutting edge of the field, with the aim of producing graduates who are adaptable, flexible and agile in their thinking, research and practice. Working at a higher degree level, students have the opportunity to work interculturally as media experts, creative, professional communicators and researchers in the arts and cultural industries, as evidenced by our success levels in student destinations.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
We are one of the founders in the field in the UK with over 25 years' experience. You will want to chose this course if you:
-Are interested in making your voice heard and visible through intellectually challenging and engaging projects
-Are looking to make, create and respond in meaningful ways to a range of important issues of the day
-You want to build your professional collaborations, independence and knowledge of the world
What you will get in return is a course set within its own global community where many students come from overseas, dedicated staff who are enthused by sharing the most recent knowledge and ideas in their fields. We aim to create a supportive and collaborative environment where students and staff work together on important and topical issues. Together, we help ensure that, in the wider context of an expanding globalized media, your voice gets heard, for example through assessments that can take the form of digital publishing, public events and exhibitions. We provide a range of exciting opportunities to produce industry-related work and self-directed portfolios that are geared towards creating graduates who could work either in the UK or abroad.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
The MA in Communication Culture and Media aims to produce graduates who are adaptable, flexible and agile in both their thinking and practice, and who can work interculturally in both individual and group work-based situations. Graduates of the course have highly developed communication skills, will be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines, and have a good self-reflexive understanding of their own professional development needs and approaches to improving their own skills.
Graduates of the Communication Culture and Media MA have an industry-ready and cutting edge professional portfolio that demonstrates their potential as future leaders in media industries. The course also has a focus on the creative capacities of students, making graduates candidates for work in the creative and cultural industries, including film, television, journalism, digital publishing, and related industries. Students will be able to demonstrate curatorial skills and will understand the aesthetic and theoretical components of their own and others’ work. The emphasis on critical, ethical and sensitive thinking will produce graduates well suited to charity and third sector work. Graduate destinations are evidenced through our international alumni networks and supported by the courses’ high achievements for graduate level employment following the course.
The combination of skills listed above and the course emphasis on developing new frameworks for knowledge will also make further research and academic study a highly viable option.
GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University
has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.
Normal entry requires a good undergraduate degree on the British model in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable.