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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 learn how to design and create across a range of digital platforms, developing your concepts into reality, 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 video, photography, motion graphics, visual effects and web content
  • 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
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree

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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

  • Digital Media Production
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Studying Media and Culture

Options

N/A

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Digital Photography
  • Immersive and Sensory Design
  • Researching Popular Cultures

Options

  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Creative Web Content
  • Crime and the Media
  • Work Project Module
  • Social Media
  • Beyond the Mainstream: Identity and Diversity in Film and TV
  • Media and Social Change

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Creative Media Project
  • Design and Media Awards
  • Professional Practice
  • Live Projects
  • Industry Briefs
  • Pressure Projects
  • Documentary Photography
  • Experimental Practice
  • Commercial Uses of Social Media 
  • TV Times
  • War, Democracy and the Media
  • Green Media
  • Radio Times
  • Independent Research Project
  • Pornography and Modern Culture
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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Creative Media modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of visual communication and digital design including video, photography, motion graphics, visual effects and web content.

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, too, 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 Creative Media programme specification and Media & Culture programme specification.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

Creative Media has employability is at the heart of its course, with extensive industry links and live professional projects in collaboration with national organisations, expert guest speakers, and a commercially-experienced specialist staff team. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences. Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This course also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study. In a Destinations Survey carried out by the University of Worcester Careers Service, 97% of Creative Media students had found work or had gone on to further study within six months of graduating.

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 2020/21 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 was £12,400 per year. Details of the 2020/21 fee will be available soon.

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 were £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module. Details of the 2020/21 fees will be available soon.

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 £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 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

Katy Wareham Morris

Admissions Tutor, Media & Culture