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University of Westminster Contemporary Media Practice BA Honours
University of Westminster

Contemporary Media Practice BA Honours

London, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *


* international | UK: £9,250


Our Contemporary Media Practice BA is built on our long tradition of teaching interdisciplinary media practice.

It will give you the opportunity to work across media disciplines to prepare you for a dynamic and ever-changing media landscape. Our graduates have a wide range of career options in the creative industries, such as content production across film, video, interactive, emerging and online media.

The course delivers disciplinary skills in a range of media practices including moving image (film and video); photography; interactive media; virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), video installation; motion graphics; animation; VFX; creative coding; sound art; audio production and web design.

Our unique course combines traditional art school approaches to creative practice – where students develop skills in critical thinking, innovation and contextual awareness – with industry-level professionalism. This approach will enable you to develop engaging, practical projects and to participate in contemporary cultural debates through your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work.

Core modules give you the skills to work across media boundaries and at the frontiers of emerging media. These provide a breadth and depth of media production skills together with transferrable skills in project management and collaborative practice. Combined, these will give you the ability to adapt to the creative opportunities of new media forms and hybrids.

The course is part of the University of Westminster's School of Arts, based at our state-of-the-art Harrow Campus – a cutting-edge creative hub and one of the leading media, arts and design educational facilities in Europe.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Westminster is ranked top 10 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Successful alumni – Our graduates have a high employment rate across the media and creative industries, including curation and film programming; film direction, production, editing and visual effects; fine art practice; commercial photography and photojournalism; and web and interactive content developers.
  • High employment rate – Our course sets high standards for professional achievement in a wide range of specific media industry roles. This prepares you for the challenge of a multi-skilled portfolio career in which you can apply your skills to many roles as well as create and respond to new opportunities.
  • State-of-the-art facilities – As a Contemporary Media Practice student, you will have access to extensive industry-level facilities, including TV and Film studios, editing suites, photography studio and darkroom facilities, and 3D workshops.
  • Taught by industry experts – You will be taught by a course team of experienced media practitioners, researchers and visiting industry experts, ensuring that the course reflects and adapts to current developments in media practice.

Why study this course?

  • Get career-ready
    You'll develop creative media production skills across a range of disciplines, such as film, video, photography and interactive media.
  • Easy access to central London
    Based just a 20-minute tube ride from the heart of the city, you'll be perfectly placed to access work experience and networking opportunities in London's media industries.
  • State-of-the-art facilities
    Our Harrow Campus holds project and gallery spaces, film studios, creative labs, collaborative learning spaces, and our Creative Enterprise Centre.

Programme Recognition

This course is industry-recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality mark, which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

This course is also delivered through a partnership with BAFTA Albert Education, which provides staff and graduates with the tools and techniques needed to learn about environmentally responsible working practices and their professional relevance. The partnership will help students develop knowledge about sustainability, carbon footprinting and planet placement in programmes.

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