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Communications: Media Studies with Foundation

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4.0years

Full-time | 2022

There are many reasons why taking this programme with a Foundation option could be the ideal choice; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have tried other options such as apprenticeship and want to change direction or have been living abroad.

Whatever your starting point, studying this programme with a Foundation option offers you a great opportunity to gain both a UK and US degree and start the adventure of a lifetime, studying with us in the world’s top student city.

This is what our Foundation option can offer you:
- Start this programme with lower entry qualifications, see our website for further details

- A four year, full-time degree programme with an extra summer semester in Year 1, so you can study at your own pace

- Timetabled English and study skills classes to enhance your knowledge and skills

- Great student support including a Personal Academic Advisor, with help on housing, health and wellbeing, financial guidance and careers advice from our award-winning Student Affairs team

**Do you dream of working in film, television or digital media? This programme will help you do just that, preparing you to work in this exciting world by providing a thorough understanding of the communications and media industries.**

An inter-disciplinary approach will provide a breadth of communication topics, such as research and writing, creative expression and scientific reasoning as well as studying the principles and context of communications and media. You’ll be studying in small class sizes with students from all over the world, guaranteeing interesting and lively debate. Guest lecturers will be invited to speak to BA Communications students, providing their insight and experience on the communications world.

In the third and fourth years of this programme you’ll be specialising in Media Studies in all its diversity, with a choice of electives from American Television Drama to Photojournalism, Modern Popular Music to Gender in Film.

Then this is your chance to put your ideas to the test when you will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with a media company or global organisation in London or internationally. An internship can been life-changing, providing you with the experience to get the first rung on the career ladder.

Through our partnership with them, you’ll have membership of The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) – Europe’s largest and most influential PR and communications membership body, which organises training, conferences and events for communications professionals.

This programme combines both theory and practice, providing an excellent preparation for a career in the media and, being based in London, is home to many world-leading media organisations.

Like all Richmond graduates, you’ll also be able to qualify with two degrees – one for the UK and one for the US.

**Top 5 reasons to study this programme:**
- Combine a broad understanding of communications with in-depth knowledge of film, television and digital communications, a winning combination for a career in media

- Benefit from the teaching of our renowned academics and guest lecturers

- Gain vital work experience through an internship in a wide range of leading international organisations in London, the USA and China

- Develop strong communication skills in small classes within an International environment, alongside students from all over the world

- Chance to study in London, a hub of the global media communications industry

**Career Paths**
BBC, Bloomberg L.P, EMI Music, 19 Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Entertainment, Sony, Disney Television International, Omnicom, Viacom, Mediacom

Modules

The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Richmond, The American International University in London

Department:

Richmond, The American International University in London

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