University Of Greenwich Journalism

By | 9th June 2017

University Of Greenwich Journalism

Media and Communications, BA Hons

  • Learn to research, analyse and craft communications in a variety of media and cultures for the 21st century
  • Combine media research and analysis with creative projects and professional skills
  • Academic, creative and critical approaches to media in the digital age tailored for postgraduate study
  • Produce creative content across a range of topics, media, from text and images to video, sound, performance and transmedia
  • Acquire entrepreneurship and leadership skills within the creative industries
  • Alumni go on to work in a variety of roles within the media and creative sectors such as: PR and marketing, social media, higher education, independent production houses, content and creative agencies, as well as curating, broadcasting and publishing

Overview

Like it or not, media is an ever-present force in our lives. Whether we’re consuming the traditional forms of media – television, newspapers or radio – or newer, more immediate forms – such as Facebook video, blogs, memes or podcasts.

What will I learn?

The BA Media & Communications combines the cultivation of critical thinking, research and writing with real-life media research and production skills.

The overarching aim of the programme is for students to gain both theoretical and practical grasp of media and communications as an area of intellectual, creative and professional practice not limited to one particular industry.

You will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the media and creative industries. You will cultivate skills relating to storytelling and practices of representation in audio-visual media and transmedia. You will study media theory, history, media technologies, creative cultures, institutions, content and audiences.

You will learn to write for different kinds of media, use cameras, sound recording equipment and post-production/editing technologies.

Placement options in Year 3 enable students to gain work experience at businesses and organizations across the media and creative industries.

University Of Greenwich Journalism

Why Greenwich?

This degree is taught at the brand new Stockwell Street building, featuring state-of-the-art studios, workshops, and teaching spaces fully equipped with the latest learning technology. It’s also home to the public-facing Stephen Lawrence Gallery in which you’ll have opportunities to exhibit your work. You will have access to a wide range of software, hardware, video and audio equipment, and be taught to use it to a professional standard by staff with extensive industry experience.

Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it’s also close to Canary Wharf, the East End and the city – making this an ideal location for work experience. Throughout the programme, there are guest talks given by distinguished speakers from industry – often based in Canary Wharf or the East End’s creative hubs.

The Design Roast is an open discussion group for anyone interested in creative design practices and theories of cross-disciplinarity, interactive design, new media technologies, visual communication and philosophies of the state-of-the current and future design.

Student work is often exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery which is on the campus – a great chance for you to showcase your work.

University Of Greenwich Journalism

How will I learn?

Primarily through taught courses, based around material provided in lectures – which you will supplement through accessing our vast array of publications in our library. The skills you learn during lectures and self-study will be applied in practical, interactive workshops.

The use of social media platforms and interactive learning is a significant part of your programme and several field-trips are included in the curriculum.

Employability

This course will prepare you to be among the content creators and creative entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It will prepare you for employment in professional communications, including social media and marketing communications, as well as all types of journalism and creative content making.

Employers of our graduates include media agencies, publishers, independent production companies, broadcasters, and businesses with a significant public-facing online presence.

Many graduates go into postgraduate study, and a number of alumni work as freelance media professionals or have their own businesses.

University Of Greenwich Journalism

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students will also have the option of working with other Greenwich students on real world applications for clients as part of our GWizards project.