Our Undergraduate single and combined honours are unique in the way they combine creative media practice with media theory, enabling students to develop rigorous academic skills as well as explore their own creativity.
On the creative practice side of the degree
Throughout the course students have the opportunity to develop practical skills in areas including film-making, photography, and digital media production. Modules range from 2nd year’s Creating Awareness Campaigns – where students develop campaigns about social and political issues that matter to them – to our Documentary: Theory and Practice module where students create valuable films about the local area (watch some of these films on the Stoke Stories website).
On the theoretical side of the degree
Students develop academic and transferable skills, through exploring urgent social and political issues in modules that are taught by leading researchers in these fields. Modules such as 'Social Media and Society' explore the social and cultural transformations created by new media technologies, while the modules 'Making the News' and 'Audiences: From moral panics to digital culture?', offer grounding in key debates about the social role of the mass media. See the degree structure and other theoretically-focused typical modules here.
In the third year, students can choose between either writing a research-led dissertation or producing a major practical project and participating in the final year exhibition.