This course is also available through the medium of Welsh. Click here to find out more.
Related Welsh-medium courses are also offered by the School of Creative Studies and Media: BA (Anrhydedd) Diwydiannau Creadigol (Creative Industries) and the BA (Cyd-Anrhydedd) Astudiaethau'r Cyfryngau a Cherddoriaeth (Media Studies and Music).
This exciting degree is aimed at students who want to study Media Studies, including: television and radio; film and video; digital media and computer games; professional writing; journalism; public relations; media practice. Skills and techniques learnt during the study and production of audio-visual material lie at the core of many of the key areas in the creative industries. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after professional in these fields.
Staff in the School have a range of research interests including comics, gaming and virtual worlds, visual culture, live television, hypertexts 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 and computer games.
Modules you might take include:
For more on studying Media Studies 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.
You can study Media Studies as a Joint Honours Degree with one of the following subjects (see Single or Joint Honours for explanation): Creative Writing, English Literature, Journalism, Music, Sociology.
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. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study.
UCAS course code: P306 BA/MS; Joint Honours UCAS codes can be seen next to the course title here.
Length: 3 years