WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Over the three years of your course you will cover the core themes of: Key Concepts in Media and Communication, Developing Meaning in Media Production, Creating Impact in Producing Media and Developing Narratives.
In year two you work in small production teams and specialise in areas such as: Documentary Production, Formats Production, Sound and Music in the Digital World, Experimental Narrative, Short Film Production or Transcultural Film.
You can learn from taking part in international film projects in New York, Prague or China and in your final year you will work on a major independent production and submit your work to a festival.
How will this course enhance my career prospects?
The course has developed and maintained, over many years, excellent links with a wide variety of employers, many established by our own graduates who now work in the media and cultural industries. These are not only important during your studies on the course but can also be invaluable when starting your professional career upon graduation.
The course is designed to enable you to work for organisations such as the BBC, or global media companies, or as a freelance/independent media producer film-maker. Our graduates have a great track record of success in these areas.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
As part of the course you will engage in a variety of projects that will require you to undertake short visits and field trips both in the UK and abroad. We select the places on an annual basis. However, recent field trips have included: Cyprus, Hangzhou, Kenya, Los Angeles, New York, Norway, Paris, Prague, Sierra Leone, Tenerife.
Coventry University has strong established links with many international universities such as Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC) in China and is continuing to develop links with universities throughout the world.
The University offers help through the International Experience and Mobility Service (IEMS) to enable such visits to occur.
Student Profile - Chong Zhang
I had started a similar course in China but wanted to come to the UK to get some international experience. As an international student I feel very supported both academically and socially. The International Office organises many trips around the UK to help us to acclimatise and to see more of the country.
The course itself is great fun. We do a lot of work in groups but also do individual projects, which teach you to be independent and I really enjoy the practical side of things like learning to use cameras.
I have made friends from many different cultures and feel that I have developed personally since coming to Coventry. I am much more confident, my English has improved and I am an independent person ready to go out into the world of employment.