for Graduate Prospects: Communication & Media Studies
Complete University Guide 2023
for overall Student Satisfaction
National Student Survey 2022: Media
Why Study Film, Media and Journalism?
Studying for an undergraduate degree in the School is a rich and stimulating activity. The emphasis here is on creative exploration and critical understanding. If you choose practical modules, we have specialist resources to support media production work. If you choose critical modules, you will be guided by world-leading media, advertising, policy and technology analysts. You can of course choose both!
As well as our extensive loans service for equipment such as digital recorders, video cameras, stills cameras and more, we have a range of industry-standard facilities:
- Professionally equipped Radio studio
- Audio editing suites running Adobe Audition
- Digital video edit suites running Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express on Apple Macs
- Creative Writing, Journalism and New Media teaching spaces
- Cinema Space with Dolby Surround Sound
- John Phillips Hall with a large performance space with professional theatre lighting facilities for rehearsal and performance work
- Professional equipment and computing facilities
- Video and Radio kits for use on location work in the field of radio and TV
- Multi-media computer room
Our multi-million pound Pontio centre is a major social hub for students as well as an international centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts.
Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.
They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled into life at university as a Film, Media and Journalism student.
If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more?
- What are the qualities of a successful Film, Media and Journalism student at Bangor?
- How can I prepare myself to study Film, Media and Journalism at Bangor?
- How will I know that Film, Media and Journalism at Bangor is the right choice for me?
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.