BA [Hons] New Media Studies

If you like to make videos, documentaries, tell stories or write blogs, this course is for you. This course is one third theory, practice and context, and it explores the development of media and its evolution in to the digital era. It examines ways to both create and better understand visual and written communication in a digital culture. In year 3, students have a 20 week work placement and get the opportunity to work in the media industry or study abroad as an Erasmus student.

What will I do?

You will make short videos and documentaries for TV and social media.

You will develop your skills in blogging, e-journalism and script-writing and work in Radio and TV studios developing your production skills.

Students will gain an understanding of the history of the development of media and its evolution into the digital era.

You will develop production skills for digital and traditional media.

Develop skills in writing, blogging, newswritting, press releases, as well as skills in story telling for social networks, podcasts, television & radio.

Acquire the skills to develop and manage and social media portfolio for cultural organisations, festivals and political groups etc.

Develop media production skills by working in the National Film School

What will I study?

Year 1

Introduction to Media Studies | Introduction to Critical Theory | Media Production 1 | Digital Storytelling: Cinema + Cultural Studies | Media Law | Reality TV

Year 2

Documentary + Film + Global Media Industries | Media Production | News Writing | Multiple Media Platforms | Gaming + the Media | Popular Cultures | The Music Industry

Year 3

Research Methods | Contemporary Cinema | Media Technology | Design Thinking | Television Drama | Work, Employment + Society

Year 4

Media + Cultural Identity | Social Media Theory | Technology + Culture | Media Production | Media Analysis + Critique | Digital PR | Media Law  | Censorship + Control

Future Careers

Media + broadcasting |  Production | Journalism | Blogger | Researcher | Content Developer | Social Media