Media, Culture and Creativity

Unlock your creativity, and engage with the intellectual, aesthetic, social and political challenges offered through the study of media and culture.

Why choose discovery modules from Media, Culture and Creativity?

Understanding and critiquing the concepts and creations of human culture is vital in navigating the complexities of the modern world. Cultural products are never neutral, nor are the media in which they are presented. Issues of power, identity, ethics, history, representation and freedom are contested through the creation, dissemination and interpretation of cultural products. Intellectual and practical engagement with literature, music, theatre, film, photography and design will engage your personal creativity, and lead you to new ways of doing and thinking. The analytical skills required for interrogating cultural practices will develop and enhance your critical thinking, as will an understanding of the way in which media shape and condition communication. 

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Make the most of your discovery modules

Depending on how your interests develop, you can opt to take further discovery modules within this Theme, or explore new topics in other Discovery Themes.

Click here to see how you can develop a pathway of discovery modules.

You may wish to explore a broad range of different topics, genres, and practices. Or you may prefer to specialise in a particular area, and develop a more in-depth understanding of what it entails.

Sub-themes are clustered around some of the key subject area divisions: art, creative practice, culture and critique, design, film and photography, heritage, literature, media and technology, music, theatre and performance. But you will find common ideas that run throughout: questions about identity, power, ethics, history, representation, diversity and freedom of expression.

Choose a rationale or exploratory pathway that works for you and see where it leads.

If you want to branch out into other Themes, ‘Language and Intercultural Understanding’ offers modules which cover global cultures. Alternatively, explore complementary modules from the ‘Personal and Professional Development’ and Power and Conflict’ Themes.

The Sub-themes

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Media and Technology

Broadcast media, new media, technology – we all engage with them on a daily basis, but how much time do we spend thinking about what we are consuming in our 24/7, global, digital world?

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Film and Photography

To see the world through a lens is to see it as it truly is – or is it? Does the camera never lie?

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Art and Design

Immerse yourself in the world of Art and Design and learn how a picture can paint a thousand words.

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Heritage

Engage with heritage and explore the ways is shapes history, memory and our sense of identity.

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Culture and Critique

Engage with the dynamic, controversial and revolutionary aspects of culture by  questioning what you see and hear.

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Literature

Dive in to the world of literature and explore writing from challenging perspectives. 

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Music

Engage your ears;  listen, explore, perform or compose in a world of sound.

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Creative Practice

Engage with the arts in practice – through writing or performing – and unlock your creativity.

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Theatre and Performance

All the world’s a stage, and these modules are your ticket for the door.

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