What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Typically you will have 3 A-levels but we also interview students with: A Foundation Diploma in Art & Design; EDEXCEL / BTEC National Diploma in graphic design, or A related subject. You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade).
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers78%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Like it or not, media is an ever-present force in our lives. Whether we're consuming the traditional forms of media – television, newspapers or radio – or newer, more immediate forms – such as Facebook video, blogs, memes or podcasts. What will I learn? The BA Media & Communications combines the cultivation of critical thinking, research and writing with real-life media research and production skills. The overarching aim of the programme is for students to gain both theoretical and practical grasp of media and communications as an area of intellectual, creative and professional practice not limited to one particular industry. You will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the media and creative industries. You will cultivate skills relating to storytelling and practices of representation in audio-visual media and transmedia. You will study media theory, history, media technologies, creative cultures, institutions, content and audiences. You will learn to write for different kinds of media, use cameras, sound recording equipment and post-production/editing technologies. Placement options in Year 3 enable students to gain work experience at businesses and organizations across the media and creative industries. Why Greenwich? This degree is taught at the brand new Stockwell Street building, featuring state-of-the-art studios, workshops, and teaching spaces fully equipped with the latest learning technology. It's also home to the public-facing Stephen Lawrence Gallery in which you'll have opportunities to exhibit your work. You will have access to a wide range of software, hardware, video and audio equipment, and be taught to use it to a professional standard by staff with extensive industry experience. Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it's also close to Canary Wharf, the East End and the city – making this an ideal location for work experience. Throughout the programme, there are guest talks given by distinguished speakers from industry – often based in Canary Wharf or the East End's creative hubs. The Design Roast is an open discussion group for anyone interested in creative design practices and theories of cross-disciplinarity, interactive design, new media technologies, visual communication and philosophies of the state-of-the current and future design. Student work is often exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery which is on the campus – a great chance for you to showcase your work.velopment, production and post-production. Employability This course will prepare you to be among the content creators and creative entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It will prepare you for employment in professional communications, including social media and marketing communications, as well as all types of journalism and creative content making. Employers of our graduates include media agencies, publishers, independent production companies, broadcasters, and businesses with a significant public-facing online presence. Many graduates go into postgraduate study, and a number of alumni work as freelance media professionals or have their own businesses. What opportunities are there to study abroad? The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students will also have the option of working with other Greenwich students on real world applications for clients as part of our GWizards project.
**Year 1** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Media Technologies (30 credits) * Visual Culture (30 credits) * Writing for the Media (30 credits) * Creative Communications (30 credits) **Year 2** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Datascapes (30 credits) * Communications Research (30 credits) * Media Context (30 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options: * Making and Curating (30 credits) * Documentary Practice (30 credits) * Sound and Image (30 credits) * Independent Filmmaking Practices (30 credits) * Writing for the Screen (30 credits) * Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits) **Year 3** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Working in Creative Industries (30 credits) Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options: * Advanced Projects (60 credits); * Dissertation (60 credits). Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options: * Creative Industries Placement (30 credits) * Film/Memory (30 credits) * Transmedia (30 credits) * Screen/Writing (30 credits) * Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits) * Mediated Environments (30 credits)
The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.
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