The course normally lasts three years when studied full-time and four to six years part-time. You can start in September or January.
Students successfully completing the first two years of the course can opt to spend a year out between the second and third years on placement or study abroad. Past students have spent a year studying in places as diverse as Turku University in Finland, Universidad de Madrid in Spain, Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands, and California State University in Long Beach, America.
Your personal tutor will regularly review and discuss your progress on the course. Much of your development will be through activity-led learning, with an emphasis on live projects, industry briefs, real-world working simulations, experimentation and play. Past students have worked on projects as diverse as social media management for arts organisations, organising Internationally recognised film festivals, producing music videos for upcoming artists and presenting at academic conferences. We’ve also visited Media City Salford, the National Media Museum in Bradford and IKON Gallery in Birmingham.
Our excellent industry links enable us to host an exciting programme of guest speakers covering topics such as public relations, social media and blogging. You will also have the opportunity to take part in industry visits at home and abroad, where you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills through fieldwork and group projects. Among the fields explored by our students are news (First News) and social media (HashtagNow).
The course encapsulates Coventry University’s overarching spirit, offering a dynamic, enterprising, engaging and creative set of skills grounded in a strong theoretical background. Looking closely at the world of cultural, media and communication activities, it encourages an in-depth understanding of contemporary media and its patterns, developing digital fluency, as well as transferable, adaptable and sustainable knowledge which is at the forefront of your employability. Relying upon a distinctive approach which embeds real life experience tasks and professional standard technologies in your curriculum, our course fosters your critical thinking and insight, providing the chance to combine theory with practice, and therefore helping to facilitate professional opportunities.
Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated seminars, workshops and practical classes.