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  • You will graduate from a leading professional university - we work with professionals and companies to make sure that our courses teach students the skills needed for industry employment and meet professional and industry standards.You will be part of an institution that is innovative and relevant - we pride ourselves on pioneering new approaches and our research addresses issues and challenges that are facing us in the 21st Century.You will benefit from our career-focused approach - 94% of our courses included work-based experience and we provide you with career-planning support and life skills development from your first year.You will learn with facilities tailored to your needs - our modern facilitiesand traditional technologiesallows our students to work to the level of industry professionals and to gain valuable historical insight into past working methods.You will be given excellent teaching and support - our support services and teaching standards have been independently evaluated as being of a high standard.You will live and study in an outstanding location – Brighton is a vibrant creative and cultural city with many festivals, events and artistic communities who welcome our student involvement. 
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    • 1. Welcome to theUniversity of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts Open day 2012 Media Studies BA (Hons) www.brighton.ac.uk/arts
    • 2. Did you know? We are the twelfth most applied for The University of Brighton UK university, with 40,000 applicants for 4,000 places.• You will graduate from a leading professional university.• You will be part of an institution that is innovative and relevant.• You will benefit from our career-focused approach.• You will study with facilities tailored to your needs.• You will be given excellent teaching and support.• You will live and study in an outstanding location.
    • 3. Why Media Studies at theUniversity of Brighton?• You will have a wide choice of study options so you can tailor the course to your interests.• You will learn both theory and practice.• You will take part in a four week industry placement.• Our staff team consists of recognised media studies researchers. Many of the team also have backgrounds as professionals in the media industries.
    • 4. Our students learnboth practice andtheory.
    • 5. How our course is structured• Elective• Elective• CoreYou will study one core and two elective modulesper semester.
    • 6. Year oneCore modules: Media, Culture & change and Critical approaches to mediaProduction-based electives: Video; PhotographyTheory-based electives: Understanding television; Film language and history; New media and society; Media and popular culture, Sound in media culture.
    • 7. Year twoCore modules: Placement; Research methodsProduction-based electives: Video; PhotographyTheory-based electives: Popular music; Journalism; Film studies; Visual culture; Community media; Language, media, and power; Mobile media
    • 8. “My personal highlight of thedegree came in the secondyear, when the entire course isset the task of completing amonth’s placement in whateverenvironment they so wish. Imanaged to secure two weeksexperience in the infamousNME offices, followed by twoweeks in the offices ofRockfeedback, a music websitealso based in London.”Hayley Leaver
    • 9. Year threeCore modules: Dissertation OR Dissertation by practiceElectives Marketing; Critical approaches to videogame; Mediating science and technology; Community project; National and global media; Media policy; Political communication; Genre and film
    • 10. “Elective modules, electiveessay topics, you are alwaysgiven choice. Even thoughthere is a core of theoreticaland academic lectures, aroundthem are orbiting numerousinteresting modules that spanfrom photography to popularmusic. Every semester is a newworld that you can test andfurther develop yourcapabilities.”Vasil Dzhagalov
    • 11. What do our students think?National Student Survey 201188% student satisfaction with teaching on the course90% student satisfaction with staff enthusiasm94% say staff are good at explaining thingsNational Student Survey 201290% overall satisfaction
    • 12. We hope you enjoy your day here. To go direct to ourTo find out more visit website via your mobile phone scan the code abovewww.brighton.ac.uk/artsContact us at: enquiries@brighton.ac.ukFollow us: @artsbrighton /artsbrighton

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