3 Undergraduate Pathways in Media 2020

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 o… Read more

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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The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

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 gr ... +

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. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The School of Media’s facilities are used by the industry as well as Media students! The School’s permanent green screen studio is one of the largest in the UK. As a Media stu ... +

The School of Media’s facilities are used by the industry as well as Media students! The School’s permanent green screen studio is one of the largest in the UK. As a Media student, you will have the opportunity to complete at least two industry placements! Many courses have been accredited by ScreenSkills – the government's skills sector council for audio, visual and creative industries. No portfolio required! -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
HIC Hertfordshire International College
Hatfield, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus