WE LIVE IN AN EVER-CHANGING
From advertisements to political messages and marketing campaigns, every day we produce and consume hundreds – sometimes thousands – of messages. Together these messages express our understanding of ourselves, shape our relationships with others, and help us make sense of everyday events and experiences.
What will you learn?
A distinctive combination of theory and practice will empower you to:
Understand what’s happening as you consume mass and social media – how these powerful industries influence, manipulate and inspire.
Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Develop a wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of contemporary media.
Gain practical skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
Become a critically informed and highly reflexive media practitioner.
How will you learn?
Computer suite and media lab work.
Lectures and seminars.
Presentations and demonstrations.
Virtual learning environments.
Group project meetings.
Independent study and research.
Develop more than skills and knowledge
Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.
Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.
Technical tools you will master
You will have the opportunity to get to grips with commercial and open source software that might include:
Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, and Lightbox.
Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.
When do I pay this back?
Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £25,000 - how much you pay depends on your salary.
Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs?
Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum.
I’m an international student, how much are my fees?
£20,655 per year. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.
Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92?
Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.
Students will regularly enjoy guest lectures and masterclasses, often from industry professionals currently working within the creative media industries. Student assignment work is regularly supported by advice from professional journalists, broadcasters and marketing experts. UA92 Journalism, Media and Communication students can expect enlightening visits to MediaCity, ITV News, sporting events and even a bespoke session with Gary Neville about his broadcasting career.
It is also hugely important to focus on the freelance and flexible nature of work in this sector, therefore working with respected freelance journalists and new marketing and design agencies will help you understand the exciting possibilities available in this sector. Students will get to work closely with marketing, PR and advertising agency contacts to work on live briefs and will get the opportunity to present back to industry specialists who will critique their pitches.
Further partner connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules, as students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline and give an insight into working across subject and industry boundaries.
"MY COURSE IS INTERESTING AND HANDS ON. WE’VE HAD AMAZING GUEST SPEAKERS JOIN US."