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BA (Hons) Media and Communications

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS P303

Course Length:

Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 104 - 112

A Levels: BBC - BCC

BTEC: DMM - MMM

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit 

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Course content

We offer a challenging and absorbing experience in the study of Media and Communications taught by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

In conjunction with a range of practical skills, students will learn how to critically analyse the way the media reflects and influences the political, personal, social and cultural landscape.The degree also offers a range of other module choices from other degrees in the department, namely: Screenwriting and Sports Media. This is a programme that is designed to provide critical and practical skills in preparation for work in media and creative industries. 

Throughout the degree an emphasis will be placed on students developing skills of self-reflection and personal development in readiness for the world of work.

In the second and third year there is the opportunity to develop key skills in journalism, marketing, branding and advertising, as well as the study of film and television, popular music, and web-based technologies.

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake work placement.

Media and Communications offers an exciting multi-disciplinary degree which provides students with a mix of highly marketable skills and media knowledge.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Tech Park Exterior

The department of Creative and Digital Technologies occupies the new Tech Park on the Bognor Regis Campus, which is where you will be taught. This exciting investment gives students access to professional industry standard facilities and hands on practical learning. 

The Tech Park facilites include:

A 300sqm film production studio and sound stage:

Film Studio

9 post production edit suites with‘soho’ standard dubbing:

Editing suite

An 80sqm green screen studio for motion capture and chroma work:

Green Screen

Professional recording studios with Mac and PC suites:

Recording Studio

The Tech Park is situated on our Bognor Regis campus, with our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) at the heart of the campus, which hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study.

LRC Exterior

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans. 

Where this can take you

The skills you will obtain in  this degree are particularly well suited to work with film production companies, TV production studios, radio outlets, newspapers, PR firms and advertising agencies.

Many of our graduates go on to complete Masters degrees, using their undergraduate experience as the foundation to advanced study and/or practice.

Career paths include:

  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Programme researcher
  • Television/Film Producer
  • Publishing

Postgraduate Pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters.

  • MA Film Production
  • MA Screen Acting
  • PGCE Primary

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester

Work placements

Second year students have the option to undertake a Work Placement and Career Development module in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

The staff team and professional associates will help these students with identifying suitable placement opportunities and provide additional support and guidance in developing employability skills that will assist in the student getting the most out of the experience and increase their future opportunities. 

Lecturers will introduce you to issues affecting employment, and your learning is supported by individual tutorials and group meetings to discuss your progress.

 

Indicative modules

The modules available on the course are as follows:

All 15 credits unless otherwise stated

Level 4

Semester 1        

  • Theory Toolkit
  • Practice Toolkit
  • Music, Marketing and Promotion
  • Photography: History and Practice

Semester 2        

  • Mobile Communications
  • Journalism
  • Hollywood Film-making
  • Documentary: History and Practice

Level 5

Semester 1

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Media Industries
  • Reality TV in the Digital Age Or British Film
  • Factual Interview Techniques Or Industry Engagement and Conventions

Semester 2

  • Politics of Celebrity
  • Journalism and Blog Culture
  • War Films
  • Comedy Or Multi camera Live Events

Level 6

Semester 1

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Digital Photography OR American TV Drama
  • Documentary Project OR Horror

Semester 2

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Global TV & Cinema
  • Gaming

Please note that the modules given above are indicative and based on the current academic year.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

International English Studies

Teaching and assessment

Students will be taught a range of practical skills to enhance their employment prospects in the fields of journalism/media writing, Advertising, Marketing and new media/mobile technologies.

This is an industry-facing course with a mix of theory/history and practical training opportunities.

As a student within a community of undergraduates, you will develop your teamwork skills, take part in multi-camera live-event filming, study trends in contemporary media cultures, and have the opportunity to work within a vibrant cultural hub of actors, dancers, filmmakers, composers, orchestras, scriptwriters and choreographers.

You will have the opportunity to take part in overseas practical and research projects and, alongside developing your practical and critical skills, you will enhance your fit-for-industry business skills, helping you to find your place in one of the most exciting and diverse professions.

There will be a range of creative and practical assessments which will include:

  • Essay
  • Video Essay
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Creative pitch
  • Research  workbook
  • Report
  • Short film making
  • Pod cast

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs