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Contemporary Media Practice (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This unique course, Contemporary Media Practice (Honours) at the University of Westminster is built on a long tradition of teaching interdisciplinary media practice, working across moving image, photography and interactive media.

About

The approach combines the creative exploration of art school traditions with academic and professional excellence. We have extensive industry-level facilities and equipment, and to develop your skills and knowledge we use a variety of assessment methods, including practical projects, presentations, written work, research tasks and portfolios.

The Contemporary Media Practice (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster sets high standards for professional achievement in specific media industry roles and prepares you for the challenge of a multi-skilled portfolio career. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. 

This course will enable you to develop your creative media production skills across a range of disciplines, and give you the ability to adapt to the creative opportunities of new media forms and hybrids. It will enhance your ability to participate in contemporary cultural debates, and develop your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work.

Career Path 

Graduates have a high employment rate across the media industries, including broadcast television; commercial photography and photojournalism; curating and film programming; film direction, production, editing and visual effects; fine art practice; and new media.

Graduates include Anand Tucker (director/producer), Aaqil Ahmed (commissioning editor, BBC), Ori Gersht (artist, filmmaker, and photographer), Rafi Pitts (director), Martha Fiennes (director and artist), Zed Nelson (photographer) and many others.

Accreditation


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills in the core media for Contemporary Media Practice
  • Media Representations: theories and practices of representation in the arts and media
  • Media Frontiers
  • Convergent Media
  • Live Projects
  • Critical Perspectives on Media
  • Research and Synthesis
  • Exploration and Pre-Production
  • Major Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK  

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BB/BCC
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.
  • GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English

EU/INTERNATIONAL

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points (minimum)
  • Applicants should have a portfolio of practical work to bring to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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