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Communications and Media Studies skills development

A degree in communication and media studies will equip you with the necessary transferable skills in critical thinking, critical reading, critical writing, research, presentation and public speaking, preparing you for the world of work.

You’ll benefit from our friendly department where you will be taught by internationally-recognised academics who will offer support throughout your degree. In our practical spaces, specialist technicians will be on-hand to help you if you need additional support.

Studying communications and media at Brunel is not limited to the classroom; you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your mind by going on fieldtrips and getting first-hand experiences during filming sessions where you will learn about cameras, lighting and editing. 

As a communication and media studies student you will study the core ‘Production’ module which runs each year.  In this module you will learn the theory into creating a piece of screen media and will then get to practise working with cameras, lighting and sound editing before going off in groups to make a short film followed by writing a review essay.

Communication and media studies academics encourage you to participate in extra-curricular activities and are interested in your future goals, supporting you in your journey to graduation. The ‘Soc Comms’ society will also give you an outlet to explore further passions alongside likeminded people.

At Brunel, you will have the opportunity to learn a different language while you study. This will give you the opportunity to develop and expand your communications skills, gain an insight into other cultures, prepare you for an international exchange programme and will give you a competitive edge in the global job market. 

Studying communication and media studies at Brunel is not limited to the classroom

Technical experience

You’ll have the opportunity to get first-hand experience using technical equipment during your filming and practical sessions, where you will learn about cameras, lighting and editing. Our friendly technicians will show you how to use different types of Canon cameras and other cameras, along with the software Final Cut Pro. You will also get different sessions on lighting, where you will be able to use the cameras to play around with the different lighting styles.

Fieldtrips and our proximity to central London

A beneficial way of learning is through our optional fieldtrips. Being close to central London, you’ll have easy access to a variety of fieldtrips such as visiting the Barbican; the British Board of Film Classification; London Migration Museum; Museum of Comedy; Museum of London and regeneration areas (such as Spitalfields Market and Smithfields Market in London); and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These trips are created to help with your academic studies.

Guest speakers

We invite guest speakers from the media industry to come and talk to our students, giving you a different perspective to what you’re learning in the classroom. You’ll benefit from hearing their first-hand experiences and seeing how what you learn is applied in the media and creative industries. You will also benefit greatly from being taught by academic staff who are actively engaged in research and who have earned Brunel an international reputation both for research and excellence in teaching as well as academic staff who regularly appear in the news.

Learn a new language

At Brunel we offer you the opportunity to learn a new language, allowing you to expand your communication skills, to gain insight into other cultures, and to prepare you for study abroad if you opt for it. You can choose from nine different languages; Modern Standard Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 

Opportunity to study abroad

Through the study abroad scheme, you will have opportunity to study at one of a number of European and American universities. 

Giving you the skills to set you up for a bright future