We prepare students to work in the Creative Industries, a thriving and world leading area of the UK economy.
Be heard. Be seen. Be read.
Our specialism is communication - you will learn to communicate professionally through a range of means: writing, speaking, presenting to camera and via digital technologies. For example, Journalism students learn how to write for a range of media: print, online, and broadcast, while Radio students produce drama, entertainment and documentary for broadcast radio and podcasts. The course portfolio includes both practical and academic courses, and a mixture of both.
English takes you on a journey through the different periods of literature, from medieval to contemporary, while building your skills of analysis and critical thinking, and ability to write different genres. Our Media courses will also give you a grounding in the history of media while allowing you to research the radical transformation of communication through social media, and an understanding of the business aspects of the media industry.
Creativity and storytelling are central to what we do. Creative Writing is a course that will allow you to experiment in the areas of fantasy fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and transmedia storytelling, to name a few. Our Television students produce content from ideas generation and pitching, through industry standard production work in our television studio or on location, to postproduction for a range of platforms.
Collaboration and real industry experience are essential in the creative industries, so you will benefit both from working with students on other courses as well as from a wide range of extracurricular opportunities through the year – covering events on and off campus, visiting media institutions and companies in London and elsewhere, supporting cultural projects with local schools, and finding work experience. We support our students from year one to be aware of the job market and the skills necessary to be “work-ready”.
We are a diverse University with a widening participation agenda, and we believe in the transformative potential of education. Our students come from different backgrounds and have varied interests, which we acknowledge and support. Our staff are excellent teachers – we have a very solid sustained record through our teaching evaluations and how we support our students through small group teaching and excellent feedback. Many of our staff have industry backgrounds and/or are research active.
We look forward to teaching you and helping you create, communicate and develop!