Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    Students have the opportunity in this module to explore different media, their
    constituent parts and the interconnectedness between these. Media studied may
    include: film, television, advertising, public relations, the press and interactive media
    (games; interactive advertising; social media).

    Students are also introduced to different ownership models; how this shapes different
    media markets; the consequences of these for content; and the positive or negative
    implications of these for society.

    The module then goes on to explore how governments and the industries themselves
    may seek to limit the negative effects of these while encouraging the positive
    contributions different media can make to a society. This may take the form of laws
    governing the media or professional codes of conduct.

    The module concludes with an overview of recent trends with the development of new
    technologies; the convergence of media industries and professions; and the challenges
    this poses for managing media organisations.

    Teaching: Lectures and workshops

    ? A Portfolio: which may include such elements as reflective blogs, seminar
    presentations, and a final business report (about a selected organisation)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Portfolio
    STUDY OPTION 3: Portfolio

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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