BA Media Virtual Launch: What role can universities play bringing talent to the creative industries?
2 September 2021
To celebrate the launch of the new BA Media programme in September 2021, UCL will be hosting on 9 September, 17.15-18.15pm, a panel discussion, debating the question, ‘What role can universities play in bringing talent to the creative industries?’.
Guest panellists from both the academic research community and creative industries include:
- Paul Ashton – Head of Film, Creative England
- Prof Andrew Burn – Professor of English, Media and Drama, UCL Institute of Education, and Director of the DARE Centre (Digital | Arts | Research | Education)
- Sarah Ellis – Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company
- Prof Michael Stewart – Head of the Centre for Public Anthropology, Professor of Social Anthropology, UCL, and Founding Director, Open City Documentary Festival
- Dr Katharine Vincent – Principal, Mulberry UTC
Launching at UCL in 2021, the BA Media will be delivered on UCL East campus from 2023.
It is aimed at ambitious future media professionals, with its three-year course combining both the highest standards of academic and critical rigour with practical media and state-of-the-art professional skills. Students will also undertake a work placement in London’s rich media environment in the second year.
The BA course will give students a broad understanding of how media is made, experienced, functions and the opportunities it offers. At Bloomsbury and UCL East students will benefit from brand-new cutting edge media studios, whilst studying in a world-class media department.
Graduates will reach an advanced level in at least one digital media form - either in film-making or in digital games and interactive media, two of the most important media forms for the UK economy.
The programme will equip students with a comprehensive understanding and skillset for creative industries and media research. It will prepare them for a range of careers in the industry or in the public sector such as creative producer, creative programmer, media designer, game artist, game designer, immersive media professional, film maker, film editor and compositor or media researcher.
Watch the short video below about this new, ground-breaking undergraduate course: