Welcome to International Students

Welcome to International Students

On behalf of all of us in the School of Media and Performing Arts, welcome! We are delighted you have chosen to study with us here in Coventry in one of our media and performing arts disciplines.

Your Course Directors will be able to provide you with all the information you require to support you as you find your place in our dynamic School. We encourage you to take every opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural experience of studying here in Coventry. You will meet people from around the world and from this city; we all benefit greatly from the lively mix of culture, language and global experience you bring to the international community that is Coventry University.

I very much look forward to meeting you and wish you all the best in your studies.

Andrea Barzey - Associate Head International.

Summer Schools

In the School of Media and Performing Arts we offer a Summer School course for international students looking to study in the UK during the summer.

Culture and Media

This course explores how we connect with others in a constantly evolving global society. We’ll consider how culture and the media impact upon our understanding of communication practices.

This year, using the theme of Celebrity, we’ll analyse how media converts the ordinary into the extraordinary. From stars across the globe to the reality TV played out in our homes, this course will enrich your understanding of what it is to be human in our contemporary and mediated world.  


UK work experience

As an international student, we offer you the chance to gain work experience in the UK, whether it is voluntary experience through the Centre for Global Engagement’s UK Work Experience Team to our dedicated careers service to help you undertake a placement or project Creative Futures.

We work in partnership with a wide range of companies of all sizes, from within the private, public, voluntary, charitable and third sector. Placements and internships provide the student with a competitive advantage in the labour market by allowing them to gain valuable work experience. It also allows students the opportunity to apply theory into practice and to develop the soft skills often sought by employers.

School of Media and Performing Arts UK work experience roles include:

  • Designing and developing marketing/advertising material
  • Company video production and editing
  • Photojournalism and photography/portfolio projects
  • General multi-media tasks
  • Education/Teaching positions
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