Communication Practice 1
This module examines the understanding and application of technology and the aesthetics and effects of being creative and communicative with new and emerging technology.
Introduction to Community Media
This module introduces learners to the principles and practices of community media, giving learners the opportunity to experience and develop skills as practitioners of community and collaborative media.
Core Concepts in Media and Communication
This module will introduce students to the broad range of key concepts, debates and skills necessary to undertake further study in Media and Communication.
Media capture and processing
This module introduces you to photography, audio and video acquisition, digitisation, compression and storage.
Communication Practice 2
This module will identify and evaluate the means and purposes of creative communication and the value of working in groups as a condition of the new participatory and collaborative nature of media communication under the processes of digitisation.
Community Media Production
This module critically examines community media ideas and concepts, while giving learners the chance to be practitioners of community and collaborative media through engagement with active community media organisations.
Media, Gender and Identity
This module will consider the role the media play in our understanding of ourselves and others as individuals and as social beings.
Video and Imaging Techniques
This module explores the process of still and moving digital image production from the initial capture, through editing to display and distribution.
This module gives you the opportunity to develop audio recordings for radio, while learning about the principles, techniques and practices of radio production. You will use our broadcast-standard radio production studios and get involved with Demon FM, our student run community radio station.
Social Media Production
This module explores the role of social media technology, using keywords and concepts to critically evaluate and create social media.
This module introduces students to the skills and competencies needed by the working journalist; equips them with a basic knowledge of the law as it impacts on that work and engages with some of the key theoretical issues of journalism.
Public Relations 1
Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of public relations as well as learning and applying industry-relevant skills.
This module introduces students to the practices of the television industry with a special emphasis on the relationship between television schedules and the types of programmes that fill them.
World Cinema, Concepts and Debates
This module develops your understanding of global cinema traditions, and looks at how filmmaking has changed in a transnational environment. On this module, you will learn about the defining developments in film art across the world, but you will also learn about how film works today in a global media culture, and how national cinemas develop, cross pollinate and interact.
This module focuses on one defining media institution – the Disney Corporation – and traces its development from a small-scale animation producer to the largest provider of family trans-media entertainment in the world. You will combine the study of the animated film with a focus on family audiences and Disney’s various media activities.
Film and TV Genres
This looks at how different genres operate across film and TV over time. You will focus on what genre is and how it works, but you will also apply your knowledge to a very broad cross-section of different texts. By the end of this module, you will have a clearer understanding of how different types of film are constructed, and how they change over time.
Ideas in Music and Sonic Art
This module will study aesthetic concerns in music made with technology and will provide a critical examination of music composition using technology from the second half of the 20th century.
Performing with Technology
This module seeks to explore how technology can create new performance paradigms, as well as develop existing musical performance models. You will be asked to interpret a prescribed repertoire or approach, as well as realising an additional performance using material of your own choice.
This module gives you the opportunity to undertake a self-managed project building on knowledge, experience and skills acquired during the course, with tutorial support.
Community Media Leadership
This module will critically examine the national and trans-national policy discourse of international community media development, looking at the international context, and how the management and organisational structures within community media can be used to promote responsive social gain objectives.
Media and Cultural Identities; Activist Media
This module will consider the production and representation of “identities” across a range of media platforms – from those produced by large corporations, to those created with a grass-roots ‘DIY’ ethos.
Post-production for Video and Film
This module examines a range of techniques and issues associated with modern post-production, including digital compositing, incorporating computer-generated imagery (CGI), special effects, motion graphics and titles, and sound.
Advanced Radio Production
In this module you will study the theory and practice of radio studio operation, the management of studio resources, the use and deployment of radio studio technologies, and the regulatory and legal framework related to the broadcast industry.
Advanced Social Media Production
In this module you will develop social media production skills through designing and creating products for use in a range of social media contexts.
This module draws on the practical skills and theories of Journalism 1; develops higher levels of competencies and explores ways of building on those skills.
Public Relations 2
Building upon your understanding of public relations developed in Public Relations 1, this module explores in greater depth key academic debates and issues surrounding the theory and practice of public relations.
Writing for the Screen
This module aims to offer you the opportunity to receive professional training and practical guidance from an industry practitioner on techniques of creative scriptwriting for television and film.
The Cult Film module focuses in detail on challenging, obscure and intense films which have developed cult followings over the years. On this course, you will be exposed to stimulating underground films, and you will develop a clear understanding of cult film culture.
Audiences and Fandom
Audiences and Fandom focuses on the people who watch movies and aims to understand how and why we engage with filmic texts. By the end of this module, you will understand how films address viewers, but also what all viewers get out of their relationship with the cinema.
Music, Media and Community Arts
This module offers both theoretical and practical study of the role and development of music technology in the community and outside more formal settings, such as the concert hall. The module traces the history of community arts and provides practical exercises on workshop skills to develop an understanding of the role of music technology in the local community. Practical experience is offered through a placement that has to be successfully negotiated, researched and critically evaluated.
The module will focus on the development of skills relevant to the musician producing installation work using electroacoustic media in a variety of contexts from gallery to public space. Critical areas to be covered include issues surrounding the history and conceptual evolution of the installation, site specificity, public art, sounding space, acoustic properties of structures, interactivity, intervention, sculpture and multimedia.