• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Communication Arts immerses you in the theory and practice of media, arts and culture, focusing on the relationships between new technologies and creative expression. You will develop practical skills in radio production, video techniques, writing scripts and news, as well as directing your focus towards community media.

Teaching is delivered in multimillion-pound facilities, where you can enhance your practical skills in our Creative Technology Studios, which feature a host of audio recording suites, radio production studios and management systems, alongside film and television studios equipped with multi-cameras and blue and green screen facilities.

This varied BA Communication Arts (Hons) course from De Montfort University will prepare you for a career across professional industries such as film, radio, journalism, public relations (including social media), podcasting, video, design activism, music, public art, events, social advocacy and community projects.  

Graduate Careers

There are many career opportunities in the creative industries for graduates with good communication and technical skills. Within the wider communications industries, our students are finding employment in the digital sector where their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of platforms is valued. There is also potential to work in charity and the community media sector.

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in both the public and private sector and go on to work in advertising, TV production, journalism, independent media, film, sales, teaching and public relations.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study in either research or taught areas, which provides opportunities for further specialisation and the enhancement of existing skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Communication Practice
  • Community Media
  • Digital Society
  • Documenting Media 
  • Communication Challenges
  • Community Media Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, or
    • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or equivalent.
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE course. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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