• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


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.

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.  

Reasons to study the BA Communication Arts (Hons) at De Montfort University:

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. 
  • Support from the Leicester Media School Drawing Centre (LMSDC) providing DMU students with extracurricular pastoral support for the Visual  courses in the School.  A drawing school for developing artists and designers to have a creative forum and discourse.
  • Develop a highly employable and diverse skill-set in media and cultural subjects such as social media, film, radio, journalism, public relations and music
  • Benefit from our strong links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Cinema; providing opportunities for work placement experience and cultural connections.
  • The Community media specialism creates a strong civic element by offering opportunities for work-based learning including with local organisations such as DMU Square Mile

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.

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 
  • Introduction to Community Media
  • Core Concepts in Media and Communication
  • Media Capture and Processing
  • Community Media Production
  • Media, Gender and Identity
  • Political Communication

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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

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


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