Covers the administration, communication and supervision of Army affairs for both military and civilian audiences. Students undertake practice-based learning and develop a range of media projects across moving image, sound and digital media. Implicit in its elevation to School status is an expectation that, in addition to maintaining its time-honoured curriculum, it will develop fresh initiatives from within its new home in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education. For most of 2011 (January – September 2011) I was completing my MA in Professional Contemporary Arts Practice at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and preparing for our MA Festival ‘Process at Play’. In Media Arts & Cultures, we’ll teach you to be both a critical consumer and a creative producer, both a scholar of media and an author of media.
In addition to a strong theoretical impetus in the Reading Concepts of Intermediality course (i.e. both classical and contemporary culture and media theory) you will also take courses with links to intermedial practice, such as Crossmedial Exhibitions.
In addition, you may choose courses from the areas of Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Filmmaking, Journalism, Sports Media and Journalism, Documentary, Television Production, and Audio/Sound Design. This course prepares students for a wide range of roles in the media and cultural sectors. By the end of Year 2, students communicate about media artworks they make and view, and where and why media artworks are made. The School offers a challenging selection of courses for its Postgraduate courses in Literature, Linguistics and Pacific Media Studies, and an interesting spread of staff expertise for the supervision of MA and PhD research. To describe and interrogate questions related to the reception, uses and impact of media artifacts and products. You’ll gain crucial skills and problem solving strategies specific to the arts and media fields that will make you a more effective professional.
The Communication and Media Arts BA is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the multi-dimensional landscape of traditional and emerging media, and who wish to explore communication in all of its facets in conjunction with special interests.
If you have an academic Bachelor in the Humanities (history, journalism, communication studies, comparative literature), a solid background with a minimum of 30 credits is required in either art, film, television, digital media or (visual) cultural studies.