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Top 6 Undergraduate Pathways in Media 2019

An undergraduate pathway is a specialty program designed for incoming university freshmen who are non-native English speakers or who need extra help in English. Generally a one-year program, an undergraduate pathway combines classes in English reading and writing as well as classes in the student’s chosen major or focus of study.

What is an undergraduate pathway in media? Media is a course of study that focuses on modern mass communication, with topics ranging from ethical journalism to information theory and video and audio equipment. Students on the pathway program usually take most of their classes with native students, but they also have extra English language support available to them so they can succeed in their first year of university and beyond.

There are a number of benefits to taking an undergraduate pathway in media. It can help students master an unfamiliar academic system and also learn the conventions of English academic reading and writing. All this is done as part of a regular undergraduate program so students can focus on their major.

The cost of an undergraduate pathway in media varies between universities. However, the cost is generally the same as one year in a regular undergraduate program at the school.

Students who pursue an undergraduate pathway in media usually do so because they want to work in television or print media. Depending on the focus of the student’s studies, he or she may find jobs working in technical aspects of media, in front of the camera as a presenter or host, as a researcher, or as a marketer or media manager. Media studies can also be useful in producing online content.

 

Universities that cater to all types of students offer comprehensive undergraduate pathways in media, including schools that allow students to complete their studies online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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6 Results in Media

The Manchester College

The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry. ... [+]

What's the Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway and Fashion and Media pathway)Foundation Degree course about?

The make-up artistry with fashion and media programme is designed to offer the learner the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge working as a make-up artist in preparation for direct employment or further study. The course comprises of a range of core modules developing the key skills and attributes to become a successful make-up artist. These modules are further complimented by the fashion and media subject specialist pathway modules. The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry. The content of the course encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the media make-up industry. The course will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist. With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC multi Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which also provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience. In addition, we have a year long placement available for MUTV (Manchester united television) providing outstanding... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Manchester College

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of ... [+]

What's the Make-up Artistry & Effects (Special Effects pathway and Fashion and Media pathway) course about?

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an honors degree.

The course comprises of a range of core modules designed to further extend key skills, attributes and advance technical ability in the art of make-up transformation. These modules are further complemented by fashion and media specialist modules.

The course aims to produce professional make-up artists who are equipped with all the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The College, Swansea University

At Swansea, our teaching, and research explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations. Research is developed through the two ma ... [+]

At Swansea, our teaching, and research explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations.

Research is developed through the two main groupings of European Film and Identity, and Media History, Theory and Technology, together with overlapping clusters exploring Journalism and Global Media.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.

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United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Stirling

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety o ... [+]

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety of degree subjects available including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sports Studies. A flexible modular degree structure means you can keep your options open and tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. As a single programme of study, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
HIC Hertfordshire International College

In journalism, you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic stud ... [+]

Overview

In journalism, you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic study of journalism involves the development of key journalistic skills including the ability to write a news story, conduct an interview and put together a feature article. Students also conduct an analysis of the differences between types of newspaper and the news values they display, examine major ethical and legal issues pertaining to the practice of journalism in the UK.

Join our lively, creative community, study a range of fascinating subjects and learn from some of the most exceptional research-active academics in their field. It’s all about discovering new ideas, deepening your knowledge and developing a truly exciting future.... [-]

United Kingdom Hatfield
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Gloucestershire

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a range of creative undergraduate degrees in areas such as Media Production, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design and Photography ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a range of creative undergraduate degrees in areas such as Media Production, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Gloucestershire.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: July, September Fees: From £12,995 Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Average total per week: 18 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Cheltenham
July 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus