Why Study Film, Media and Journalism ?
You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community and a University with significant experience in teaching the creative industries at postgraduate level. Our postgraduate students have won numerous awards and scholarships and found academic and industry employment at such prestigious institutions as the BBC and in the entertainment software sector.
Teaching staff include both highly regarded academics and acclaimed creative practitioners, with strong regional, national and international links in the private and public sector. Academic staff specialise in diverse research areas such as vertical dance, technology and discourse, Jewish film, digital advertising, journalism, politics and risk, digital fiction, vide3ogrames and virtual worlds, live television, documentary film making, adaptation studies and comics.
Staff expertise is matched by our state-of-the-art purpose built facilities. As well as broadcast quality TV and radio equipment, there are dedicated spaces for those studying games, digital media, journalism and writing, and a theatre and digital cinema.
We enjoy strong links with local companies, e.g. BBC Wales, National Library of Wales, S4C, Cwmni Da, Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents, Menter Môn, Galeri Caernarfon and GeoMôn, and offer a range of invited industry talks and workshops for you to attend and forge links with potential future employers in the Media and Creative Industries.
Career Opportunities in Film, Media and Journalism
Our research degrees will provide ideal training for those within to work in the creative industries. We actively seek to put students in contact with relevant industry bodies and organise a variety of professional workshops and competitions, e.g. through the Enterprise by Design scheme.
Past graduates have secured positions in a variety of creative (and related) industries, including broadcasting and filmmaking, advertising/PR, games development and tourism.
Our Research in Film, Media and Journalism
We are inter-disciplinary, collaborative, creative and critical. In the most recent national assessment of research quality (REF 2014), all of the School’s research impact was of either world-leading or internationally excellent in quality.
Our key strengths are the work of our staff in digital culture; media and persuasive communication; and creative theory and practice (practice-as-research).
We have particularly strong relationships within the media and creative industries sector in Wales, and also engage with the creative economy more generally, within the UK and beyond. This informs several aspects of our research activities, as well as helping to promote our work. At a community level, we regularly participate in projects and developments that not only give valuable opportunities to our students, but also help in terms of overall impact and awareness of our activities. The companies and organisations with whom we have collaborated recently include BAFTA Cymru, independent TV company Cwmni Da, NoFit State Circus and Carers Outreach.
We have a thriving and friendly research culture. Our weekly research series features Bangor colleagues, postgraduate students, and researchers and practitioners from across the UK and beyond in a supportive, if critical, environment. We also invite special guests, visiting scholars, and others to present on their research and practice.