Media Studies

Why should I study Media Studies?

In Media Studies, you are invited to explore the context of media production, and to analyse how words, images and sound are used to engage and influence audiences.

The subject is organised around critical and creative thinking challenges that build your knowledge and understanding of media concepts and issues, using a ‘learning by doing’ approach. The assignments are designed to build your analysis, reflection and problem-solving capacity, and to develop your technical and transferable skills.

If you have a passion for media and the creative arts, or are fascinated by how words, images and sound can engage and influence audiences, then Media Studies is for you!

Where does Media Studies lead?

Further study:

  • University degrees (eg Media, Creative Arts, Digital Media, Film and Television, Visual Design)
  • Vocational training (eg Screen and Media, Graphic Design, Photography)

Media Studies can lead to an exciting career as a:

  • Content Creator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • TV Producer/Director
  • Media Planner/Analyst
  • Podcast Producer

What work will I do in Media Studies?

  • Engaging Assignments: we’ve designed engaging assignments that will immerse you in analysis, reflection and problem-solving, ensuring you build a comprehensive understanding of media concepts and issues.
  • Prepare for the Future: whether you’re aiming for a career in media or just want to boost your communication skills, this subject lays a solid foundation that prepares you for a wide range of opportunities in the creative industries sector.
  • Develop Key Competencies: gain valuable knowledge and skills in communication, critical and creative thinking, media literacy, and media production technologies.
Course Content
  • Master Content Creation: learn to plan, write and develop engaging media content through hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Inquiry-based Learning: the subject design promotes exploration, analysis and reflection on both the content and context of media production, allowing you to develop a well-rounded understanding.
  • Craft Your Own Media Products: apply your knowledge of media languages and conventions to create personalised media products, showcasing your creativity and technical proficiency.
Course Highlights
  • Dive into key topics: engage with relevant subjects like media representations, audiences, ethics, bias, diversity in media production, and even negotiate other topics with the class, tailoring your learning journey.
  • Build a strong ethical foundation: through examining ethics and bias, develop an understanding of media responsibility and the influence it wields in contemporary society.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion: investigate diversity in media production and contribute to a broader, richer media landscape that reflects a wide array of voices and perspectives.
Student work from 2019

What do other students think about Media Studies?

Media Studies has been an eye-opening journey into the world of mass communication, such as journalism, and its profound influence on our everyday lives. This course has allowed me to delve into the various forms of media, navigate and analyse their messages, and understand how they shape societal perspectives.


Media Studies allows for a lot of self-directed learning and encourages students to delve into whatever they are passionate about, whether that be film, television, magazines, journalism or literature. I have really enjoyed learning the background of various forms of media, from organisations to marketing, and how the audience interacts with products.


Where can I find more information about Media Studies?

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