School of Creative Studies and Media
These courses allow you to study media studies (two-thirds) with a modern language (one third), and are jointly run by the School of Creative Studies and Media and the School of Modern Languages. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the principles of media theory and practice, as well as providing the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after media professional. In addition, the course will allow you to expand your knowledge of a modern language.
Media staff in the School have a range of research interests including comics, gaming and virtual worlds, visual culture, live television, hypertexts, the gaming industry, and media events, and have recently written on topics such as film and video, multimedia, global media systems, virtual landscapes, social networks, interactive television, media and representation, cult TV, computer games and documentary.
The practice elements of this degree equip the students with a thorough understanding of the principles which underlie media production. A number of our graduates have gone on to work in the newspaper industry, and on television and radio, both in front of the camera and as part of the production team. Students graduating from the Media Studies with a Modern Language degree are particularly wellequipped to pursue a career internationally. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study, where once again the School uniquely offers a combination of critical and creative approaches to the study of media and media practice.
For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.
Media Studies at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Media Practice modules concentrate on three key areas: studio production, single camera filming and editing, and radio production. Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Modules on the influence of the media, media and culture, drama and documentary and visual culture are assessed by exam and assignment. Much of your study will be done in small teaching groups.
The courses are designed so that you study two-thirds Media Studies modules, and one third French/Germa/Spanish/Italian modules.
Modules you might take include:
* Please note that due to the dynamic nature of our degree programmes specific topics of study/modules are occasionally subject to change.