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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Media Industries

Programme code:MA-COMM/MIUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Anna Zoellner Contact address:a.zoellner@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

First degree BA Honours, Upper Second or equivalent in any subject. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Recognized tests are IELTS with a required overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0, or TOEFL equivalent score.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Media and Communication

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

N/A

Programme specification:

The programme is distinctive in that offers students knowledge and understanding of the media industries along the following set of dimensions:
- Sociocultural: The relationship between media industries and the social and cultural impacts of the media.
- Historical: The historical development of the media, including the industrialisation and commodification of cultural production
- Political: Efforts by governments (international, national and regional) to influence the size, structure and behaviour of media industries, through legislation, regulation and subsidy; how media industries seek to affect policy.
- Economic: Questions of ownership and control, including processes of concentration, conglomeration and integration, and the centrality of rights.
- Organisational: Historical tensions between creativity and commerce, and how media industries attempt to manage these tensions.
- Ethical: How processes of industrialisation bear on how people live their lives in modern societies.

In addition, the programme is distinctive in that it is offered by an Institute that prioritises research in this area, through its Media Industries Research Centre (MIRC).


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
COMM5710MThe Media Industries30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5720MMedia Production Analysis30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5815MCinematics and Photography30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 1

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5170MTelevision Narrative30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5370MInternational Film Industries30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5805MCultures of Contemporary Photography30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of elective modules in either semester 1 or semester 2 (not both).

Last updated: 15/09/2017

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