University of Birmingham launches new programme in Digital Media and Communications

The University of Birmingham has launched two new courses in BA Digital Media & Communications and BA English Literature with Digital Media & Communications.

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The University of Birmingham’s College of Arts and Law has launched two new innovative programmes as it strives to prepare students for careers in journalism, media, marketing, creative arts and advocacy plus many more.

The new BA Digital Media and Communications programme launches in September 2023 and aims to explore the many ways we talk to one another – face-to-face conversation, news and social media, cinema and theatre and beyond. There is also the option to specialise in English Literature with the sister BA English Literature with Digital Media and Communications programme.

Combine Practical and Theoretical Study

The programmes will allow students to explore the key principles in digital cultures, media studies and professional communication through a range of exciting modules.

Students will experience a balance of classroom-based study and practical, hands-on learning, in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, including language labs, studio spaces and editing suites.

Careers focused

The new programmes are designed to prepare students for the world of work. Students will develop transferrable skills, the capacity to think critically about a range of topics, to argue, defend and advocate for their positions in presentations and in written work, and to respond creatively to real-world challenges.

Students will have the opportunity to study on a number of challenge-based modules, responding to live briefs from local, national and international partners, as well as the option to spend time on placement with one of our local partner organisations in the heritage, social enterprise, creative arts or charity sector.

Taught by experts

Students will draw on the unique specialisms of researchers and practitioners in the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies including Dr Daniel Moore and Dr Ruth Page.

Digital Media and Communications explores the importance of communication in all walks of human life. Learning about the practical and political aspects of digital media in different contexts will equip you to think creatively and prepare you for a range of careers.

Dr Ruth Page, Programme Leader

Applications are now open

The new programmes are now open for applications via UCAS. Find out more by visiting the course pages: