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MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice

MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice

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Full time


15 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

Explore media and communications theory and creative practice and discover your future as a media professional in this unique Masters programme.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Scope: You will strengthen your skills in critical thinking by tackling a wide range of emergent challenges in the media, communications and creative industries.

Work-related learning: You will enhance your professional experience by completing a work placement or an industry-focused research project.

Creative critical communication: You will learn how to activate critical and innovative perspectives in diverse forms of creative communication.

Personalization: You will be encouraged to select topics, media and methods of enquiry that reflect and develop your own interests, with students addressing issues ranging from the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the fashion industry to the influence of Instagram on our travelling experience.

Graduates will be well suited to a range of careers in the media, communications or creative industries, as well as to research roles in the cultural and public sectors. Each year several our students progress to advanced postgraduate study.


Media, Culture and Economy introduces economic models in the creative industries and explores the ways in which these models shape the production of media content. You?ll create a blog and a short ?branded content? film as part of this unit?s assessment. Alongside these units you will participate in a series of media practice workshops taught by specialist staff.
Professional Industry Practice (continued)
Major Project (60 Credits)
Media, Mobility and Culture (continued)

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Entry requirements

MA Media Communications and Critical Practice attracts applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants are expected have an academic or professional background in a relevant subject, and to demonstrate sufficient prior knowledge of and/or potential in the media and communications subject area to be able to successfully complete the programme of study. Humanities and social sciences graduates will be well equipped to join the course. We also consider applicants with an educational background in the performing or visual arts and those who have studied applied sciences (e.g. business or management), provided they can demonstrate strong analytical and research skills and sufficient prior experience of critical and enquiry-based learning. The course will also be relevant to those who are already working in the creative industries or related fields. An applicant will be considered for admission who has achieved an educational level equivalent to an Honours degree, preferably at 2:1 level.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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