Media, Culture and Society BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years full-timeArts, Design and Social Sciences
Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus
The Media, Culture and Society programme covers the central principles of media and cultural studies, politics and sociology and enables students to gain a wide knowledge of the main issues and recent approaches to mass media, online media and how it affects society, research and debate.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as guided independent study. In addition to weekly lectures, seminars and tutorials, you are expected to carry out independent learning (including work on essays and coursework) in each semester.
Throughout the programme you will be taught by research-active staff with high quality publications in the field and who understand the key developments in the media and other industries. The programme includes numerous visiting lecturers from industry who share their practice and experience with students throughout their study.
Assessments are crafted to enhance your development and to ensure that you graduate with the core skills and knowledge to be a competitive player in the contemporary jobs market.
The assessments focus on key ways of analysing the major issues and debates in contemporary culture and society. Assessments test students using a range of methods including written (dissertation, examinations) and coursework (case studies, essays and presentations).
Many graduates use their projects, dissertations and brand case-studies as portfolios for employers and intern opportunities.
Graduates are fully prepared for employment across a wide range of professions including: advertising, public relations, film production, distribution and exhibition, television production, arts administration and management, teaching, lecturing, events management, media administration, media research, publicity and promotion.
Recent graduates have gained positions at Santander Bank, Mowbray Enterprises, UK Independent Medical Advice, Team Spirit, Samsung, SMG Europe, Northumbria NHS and Echo-U.
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