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What makes Creative Media and Media & Culture at Worcester special?

Joint Honours Creative Media and Media & Culture provides you with an exciting opportunity to do hands-on, practical creative work alongside more academic study of the media and contemporary culture.

Studying these subject areas in combination will be an interesting prospect if you like both academic study and creative, practical work and design - and if the media and contemporary culture are your passions.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Pioneering curriculum focusing on the emerging needs of the creative industries
  • Innovative, contemporary and important topics
  • Opportunity to develop expertise across graphic design, animation, film, motion graphics, illustration and photography
  • Strong emphasis on employability and graduate progression throughout the course
  • Extensive industry links, with 'live' professional projects run in collaboration with national organisations
  • Expert guest speakers
  • The Digital Arts Centre has incredible facilities including industry-standard equipment and software

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Crafting the Digital Image
  • Design: Skills and Theory
  • Studying Media and Culture
  • Video Production Project

Options

  • Gender and Representation
  • Introduction to Television
  • Introduction to New Media
  • Popular Music and Cultural Change
  • Media and Culture: Key Concepts
  • TV History
  • Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
  • Democracy? The Story of an Ideal

Year 2

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Creating Sound for the Moving Image
  • Negotiated Video Production
  • Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
  • Digital Photography
  • Multi Camera Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics and Design for Television and Cinema
  • Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
  • Crime and the Media
  • Making Monsters
  • Gender and Popular Fiction
  • Work Project Module
  • New Media
  • Screening the Nation: Continuity and Change in British TV
  • Media and Social Change
  • Popular Cultures

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Independent Study
  • Extension Module
  • Experimental Practice
  • Studio Photography
  • Negotiated Project
  • Major Negotiated Project
  • Documentary Photography
  • Creative Digital Media Professional Practice
  • Green Design
  • Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • TV Times
  • Work Project Module
  • War, Democracy and the Media
  • Remembrance, Memory and Memorials
  • Green Media
  • Radio Times
  • Independent Research Project
  • Pornography and Modern Culture
  • Body & Society
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

In Creative Media, available modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of digital design and creative practice including graphic design, animation, motion graphics, illustration and photography.

As well as developing your creative work and digital 'skills', you will be introduced to the creative industries and the multitude of professions and careers associated with them. Many of your projects will respond to 'live' briefs set in collaboration with industry professionals. With their own, impressive experience as creatives, your lecturers are expertly placed to share with you their inside knowledge of professional work.

Media & Culture involves more traditional academic study that examines how the media, TV and digital communication shape society, its values and politics and, as a result, identity and human experience. Throughout, you will be addressing some of the hottest topics of our times, from Green Media to Democracy and the Media, from War to Gender.

There will be opportunities to explore all forms of media and culture (TV, radio, pop music, sport, social networks) and a multitude of fascinating questions (Why do people the world over listen to rap and hip hop? How does the news report immigration? Why do people reinvent themselves on Facebook and in Second Life?). You will hone your critical and intellectual faculties in a variety of dynamic and engrossing teaching and learning contexts - contexts in which the media that you use may well be those that you are also studying. Media & Culture also provides you with opportunities for work placements and volunteering; these are designed to highlight how your learning is supporting your employability and to introduce you to some of the professional and employment possibilities that you could pursue once you have graduated.

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Creative Media and Media & Culture.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Creative Media and Media & Culture.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

The majority of Creative Digital Media graduates aim for direct entry into a career path. To this end, the flexible nature of the course prepares the Worcester graduate for a range of career paths in design, animation, filmmaking, television production, public relations, illustration, motion graphics, and photography and arts management. The creative and intellectual nature of the award also fits the graduate for traineeships in areas outside the digital arts: this might include banking, corporate industry, local and national government and business development. As examples, graduates have recently been placed with the following major employers: BBC London, ITV Central and Saatchi and Saatchi, as well as independent design agencies, PR and marketing agencies, regional production companies and employers outside the independent media sector.

Graduates of Media & Culture courses work in a wide range of careers to which communication skills are central, including marketing and public relations, publishing, media and journalism, business and industry, charities and public administration. Furthermore, in a 'media society', where an understanding of how to communicate is all-important, graduates of media and cultural studies courses now work in a wide range of other industries, and are involved in designing websites, writing publicity and press material, and running media training. Employment sectors include marketing, public relations, event management, teaching, business, and the public sector.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Creative Media and Media & Culture BA (Hons) - WPF3

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS Code

WPF3

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Helen Holmes

Course Leader, Creative Media

Dr Barbara Mitra

Admissions Tutor, Media & Culture