"A Top 50 UK University and 15th for teaching excellence"
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015
"The School of Creative and Media Studies building is very nice, it’s very modern with an amazing sea view across the Menai Strait. The highlight for me was making documentaries….we overcome the setbacks and make good quality films.."
Lindsay Jane-Redhead, BA Media Studies at Bangor University
An outstanding balance of practical, creative and analytical skills for the real world
This exciting degree is aimed at students who want to study Media Studies, including: television and radio; film and video; digital media and computer games; professional writing; journalism; public relations; media practice. Skills and techniques learnt during the study and production of audio-visual material lie at the core of many of the key areas in the creative industries. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after professional in these fields.
- The School specialises in a number of key areas: Professional Writing and Journalism; Media and Digital Communication; Film Studies; Performance Studies; Creative and Media Practice. The School has research interests in all areas of Film Studies, with research programmes running in several key areas.
- We have excellent links with theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry.
- Many members of staff in the School are practising professionals and consultants.
- The School has a fully-equipped media centre with editing suites, production studios, media and digital media equipment.
- Bangor is the site for a range of Creative Industries conferences, video conferences and events.
Outstanding Academic Program
Media Studies at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Media Practice modules concentrate on three key areas: studio production, single camera filming and editing, and radio production. Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Modules on the influence of the media, media and culture, drama and documentary and visual culture are assessed by exam and assignment. Much of your study will be done in small teaching groups.
Outstanding Career Prospects
Many of our graduates have gone on to work in the newspaper industry, television and radio, both in front of the camera and as part of a production team. Graduates are particularly well equipped to pursue a career internationally.