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Film, Media and Journalism 

UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECT AREA

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
  • Auditoriums
  • 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.

Career Opportunities in Film, Media and Journalism

Studying media subjects at Bangor can be your launchpad to a great career. We have excellent links with the advertising industry, marketing agencies, technology companies, regulators, policy makers, theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles, including: creative writing; professional writing and publishing; performance and the theatre (both on and behind the stage); print and/or broadcast journalism; as actors, presenters and in television programme production; advertising and marketing; radio (as presenters as well as in programme production); digital, web and new media production; multi-media industries; teaching; lecturing; and public relations.

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.

Research Strengths/Specialisms

Our key strengths are the work of our staff in digital culturemedia 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.

Research Events

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.

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