Communication StudiesAnglia Ruskin University
Price on request
- Bachelor's degree
- Cambridge (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
In a world increasingly dominated by complex systems and networks of information the study and practice of communication is of growing importance. This course offers you the opportunity to explore communication in a department with excellent facilities and an internationally recognised research culture. The 2008 National Student Survey gave the programme excellent scores, including for the quality of teaching.
- Introduction to Communication and Culture
- Identity, Difference and Community
- Major Project/Dissertation
- Communication and Technology (Recommended)
- Research Methods in Communication and Media (Recommended)
- Digital Imaging
- Introduction to Radio
- Language and Image
- Introduction to Video
- Introduction to Print
- Anglia Language Programme
- Communication and the Public Sphere
- Creative Writing
- Everyday Life
- Communication and Political Economy
- Theorising Popular Culture
- Internet Communication
- Radio Features
- Radio Documentary
- Video Documentary
- Music, Communication and Culture
- Language, Culture and Reason
- Globalisation and Communication
- Communication and Artistic Practices
- Writing Criticism/Criticism as Writing
- Images and Rhetoric of Conflict
- Creative Practice in Film and Video
- Creative Publishing
- Creative Radio
- Working in Communication
- Anglia Language Programme
Additional course information
The course offers an integrated balance of theoretical investigation and applied practical work and you develop skills in the full range of communication media, including digital media, Internet, animation, publishing, radio, video and film. Access to our department's excellent facilities including radio and TV studios, multimedia studios and DVD, video, animation and 16mm production and editing suites enables you to develop skills to industry standards. There are opportunities to exhibit your work on and off-campus and to engage with communicative industries through self-generated work placements.
In the final year every student completes a Dissertation module. This is an opportunity to create a major piece of work in writing or in any of the other media of communication. In the past students have written extended analyses of political discourses, have explored in writing articulations of issues of gender and have produced major communicative pieces in multimedia modes.
Methods of assessment include case studies, critical essays, journals and logbooks, presentations, portfolios, evaluative reports, quantitative and qualitative analysis plus a range of production modes in Internet, print, radio, film and video.
As part of your learning you will be encouraged to seek work placements and to generate commissioned work in a range of modules. These form part of the assessment where undertaken. You are also required to give critical evaluations of creative work undertaken and in 'crits' where you will present and defend your own work. Each year, you will undertake Personal Development Planning (PDP) which encourages reflection on progress to date and the achievement of transferable skills and knowledge.
Up to 6 years, part-time.
- Semester 1 - Mon 3.00-5.00pm and Tues 12.00-5.00pm
- Semester 2 - Mon 3.00-5.00pm and Tues 11.00-5.00pm
Teaching times for guidance only and subject to change.
Career opportunities: A communication studies degree is of particular value to those wishing to pursue careers in advertising, broadcast and print journalism, television, broadcasting and editorial and production work, communication consultancy, media consultancy, public relations, web design, publishing, human resources and marketing.