Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The MA course structure involves six units, totalling 180 credits.
Autumn, Term One
- Production 1 (40 credits)
- Media Cultures 1 (20 credits)
Spring, Term Two
- Collaborative Unit (20 credits)
- Media Cultures 2 (20 credits)
Summer, Term Three
- Research (20 credits)
- Major Project (60 credits)
Autumn, Term Four
- Major Project (continued)
If you are unable to continue or decide to exit the course, there are two possible exit awards. A Postgraduate Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the first 60 credits and a Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded on successful completion of the first 120 credits.
Learning and Teaching Methods
The course is delivered through a mix of:
- Technical and other workshops
- Supervised practice
- Critiques of practical outcomes
- Supervised presentations
- Guided student-managed learning
Achievement of learning outcomes is assessed through:
- Written work (essays, critical reviews, research plans and outcomes, business plans and accompanying commentaries,)
- Evaluation of practical work, and presentations.
The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.
Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year.
In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.
We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the course team.