With a focus on innovation, creativity and enterprise, the Birmingham School of Media offers a wide range of courses, from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to professional and short courses geared towards the media industry.
The School and its courses have an excellent reputation due to the wealth of knowledge and experience offered by staff, made up of both academics and media industry professionals. This, coupled with the strong focus on industry placements, have led to the school’s exceptional track record for employability.
The School offers courses focusing on communications and the media, the creative industries and cultural policy, events management, freelancing and entrepreneurship in the media, interactive media content, international and global media, journalism (broadcast, print, online and multimedia), the music industries and popular music, photography, public relations, radio and audio, social media, television and video, and web and new media.
Facts about the Birmingham School of Media:
- Is ranked fifth in The Guardian‘s 2011 university league table for media, communications and librarianship. This makes BCU the highest ranked post-1992 university for this subject and gives the university its highest placing on any of the newspaper’s tables (it is ranked 66th on the main league table).
- Averaged 95% for overall course satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey results, compared to 77% for BCU as a whole.
- Is a Skillset Media Academy, recognised by the sector skills council as one of 22 “centres of excellence in television and interactive media” that “work with industry in developing the new wave of media talent.“
- Offers industry-standard training accredited by organisations such as Avid, the CIPR, and the BJTC.
- Has made a significant contribution to the creative economy on regional, national and international levels.