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New course for 2020: BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries is here!

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Our new course the BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries has launched this week and we are pretty pleased about it. It has taken a lot of thought and hard work and ideas and discussion and consultation and you name it, we left no stone unturned. The kernel of the idea began in 2014 and it takes a while for any good idea to pass all the tests: concept, time, energy, strategy, stress and approval. In fact, what we learned is that ideas get better as they pass each test, jump each hurdle and grow in response to each challenge. It's the process of getting the creative idea through the systems and into the world that makes us feel the most proud. So many people have been involved in this course development, from excellent external marketing agencies who collected the research from over 200 students and interviewed so many more. At least 12 of those students were kind enough to each make us a video of their personal perspectives on our course design, proposed modules and (in the end) those prospective students chose the title, not us. It was part of our ethos from the beginning that we would build a course not just based on what we wanted to teach but on what others wanted us to teach. So it was collaborative from inception.

Alongside all this student research we undertook 15 interviews with leading national and international professionals from the media and creative industries. This really helped shape the inclusion of key modules such as The Residency, Creative Producing or Media and Intellectual Property. It has been a real team effort and over the next year we will be planning our expansion of staff and facilities in preparation for welcoming new students at undergraduate level. This does mean a new emphasis for the Centre but not one that detracts from the excellent and immensely popular Masters courses we have always delivered. In fact, the key things that make our Masters so special, that our postgraduate students love, will be applied to our new undergraduate course, and maybe those undergraduates will want to stay with us for one more year! To find out more about our new course see the central university study page or our departmental course page.

Fri 05 April 2019, 16:55 | Tags: Students, Education

Transmedia Studies: Where now?

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies is pleased to welcome Dr Matthew Freeman (Bath Spa University) to discuss the current state of transmedia studies.

6th March, 13:00-14:00

G50 Millburn House

Mon 25 February 2019, 14:05 | Tags: Research Seminars Events Students Faculty of Arts

How to have Groundbreaking Ideas Workshop

No one achieves anything alone...

To find new solutions to the big problems we face today, we have to bring people together to create the best ideas possible. But what factors lead to a team being creative and innovative? How can you make sure you get the best ideas out of your team?

Linda Folk is a PhD student in the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy studies and will introduce you to the basic principles and techniques of creative teamwork in this hourlong workshop. You will leave with valuable insights into how to lead and work in teams that strive for innovation and change.

You will explore:

    • Different ways to generate ideas in teams
      • Structures that foster creative teamwork
        • What to do and not to do when creating the big new idea.

        Please note that this workshop includes team exercises that are part of Linda's PhD research at the University of Warwick. By participating in the workshop you are giving your consent for the anonymized output of these exercises to be used in the completion of her doctoral thesis at the University.

        Sounds good. How do I get involved?

        If you would like to take part, please complete the online form indicating your availability on the following dates by no later than 17.00 on Friday 2nd February 2019.

        If you have any questions, please get in touch with Linda by email: L.Folk@warwick.ac.uk. We will let you know as quickly as possible which slot you have been allocated to.

        Thu 31 January 2019, 14:19 | Tags: Research Seminars Events News Students Faculty of Arts

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