Media Studies is the systematic study and analysis of the mass media through the Key Concepts of Narrative, Representation, Audience, Ideology, Media Language and Institutions. We aim to equip you with a critical understanding of the way that media texts communicate, studying anything from computer games, to broadsheet newspapers, to Postmodern cinema, to MTV. In addition to the theoretical element, the course is 50% practical and you will learn about print and film/video production, including lighting and composition in photography and cinematography, and editing using DTP and video editing software.