This diverse and distinctive programme focuses particularly on the moving image, most importantly film and television. You can also choose modules around advertising and around the role of popular music in culture. Explore media from historical, critical, cultural and ethical perspectives, developing the analytical, research and communication skills highly valued by employers. The course investigates how institutions affect diverse film, media and popular culture product and how audiences interpret them. It closely examines questions of representation, ideology, power and identity in contexts of production and consumption, preparing you for employment in areas such as television, advertising and marketing, social media, teaching, research, media heritage, arts administration, film production and digital marketing.
Study a broad range of media including film, TV, popular music, advertising or media and specialize in your own area of interest in your final year with your own film, media and popular culture dissertation. The course has a sharp focus on how the signs and codes of media communicate with audiences in the fields of film, television, digital and print media and popular culture.
The Film, Media and Popular Culture team are internationally published academics with a reputation for excellence, and this informs classroom teaching. Between us we have published over twenty monographs and edited collections on subjects such as European cinema, road cinema, transnational cinema, representation of women, British popular music heritage, Liverpool and Manchester music, tribute bands, wider questions of 'race' and representation and employability in film, media and popular culture. Our teaching is informed by our research and teaching inspires us to venture into new areas of research.
4 Years Full Time
Taught in English