In all years of the course you have the opportunity to select 15-30 credits (dependent upon year level) of optional modules from cognate Warwick departments such as Sociology, Creative Writing, Theatre and Performance, Film and Television and the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning. For example, modules on media histories, screenwriting, cultural studies, gender, race, audiences, marketing, animation, eco-cinema, media ecologies, entrepreneurship, climate change are the kinds of learning opportunities available.
The option modules open to students will be wide and varied, determined on a yearly basis, and will be chosen in collaboration with the other department dependent upon space available and the student's interests. For example, the following modules are indicative of the options available from departments outside of the Centre but are subject to availability in that year of selection.
Researching Society and Culture
Sociology of Gender
Life of Media: Past, Present and Future
Class, Capitalism in the Neoliberal World
International Perspectives on Gender
Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development
Audience Development and Marketing
Commercial Cultures in Global Capitalism
Media, Audiences and Social Change
Entrepreneurship: A Critical Perspective
Censorship and Society
Community Engagement: Theory into Practice
Introduction to Design Thinking Theory and Practice
Transnational Media Ecologies
The Art of Animation
Experimental Documentary Practices
Social Movements and Political Action
Sound Walks, Site and Landscape
Theatre and Creative Industries
Feminist Pedagogy/Feminist Action
Decolonizing Music: Popular, World and Folk Forums
The BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries has been designed in consultation with our contacts in industry, our alumni, with experts in the field and through listening to over 200 prospective students.
All have told us that a defined route of managed choice is the preferred structure for this kind of course.
Therefore, the Core Modules define the route through the course, interweaving the theory, practice and industry strands.
However, we know that students like to have some choice because they have a wide variety of interests, there are many learning opportunities at Warwick and students would like to try out new things during their time with us.
We work with other departments across Warwick to offer students these choices.