BA Degree in Communications: Media Studies
During the first two years of the Communications degree students take the same core courses. During the third and fourth year students then specialise into one of three areas:
- Marketing Communications & Public Relations,
- Media Production
- Media Studies.
The aim of the Communications programme is to prepare students to work within the technologically driven, global, communication revolution of the 21st Century. The degree provides an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach to the study of communications through the study of the relationship between communications theory and its practice.
Students pursuing the specialisation in Media Studies will focus on the study of how photography, cinema and new media are utilised to portray society. Students will have the opportunity in their final year to pursue an internship.
I study on this programme
I chose the Communications program at Richmond because of the broad variety of subjects covered and the chance to learn from professionals still active in their fields. The number of contact hours and the small class sizes meant I got to know my professors and their teaching styles and they got to know me and my interests, offering a number of networking opportunities. Hearing of their experiences in journalism, film, and the arts was one of the most valuable aspects of the course. The theories covered continue to be applicable in the workplace and class discussions with students from many different backgrounds helped to broaden my horizons and knowledge of the international media. Richmond has given me the tools to be successful in the media industry while teaching me to think outside of the box.
Faculty who teach on this programme:
BA Degree in Communications: Media Studies is currently validated by The Open University.