The study of media engages with some of the most exciting issues of our time, exploring the effects of advances and changes in media technologies upon everyday life, the cultural economy and social well-being. How has the digitisation process changed ‘old’ media? What effects have technologies had on communities, identities and relationships? How are social bonds sustained in a context of intensifying cultural difference and diversity?
Our work at Brighton illuminates popular culture and the place of popular memory in people’s lives. It looks at the potential of the creative industries to reshape the way we live today, the contribution of information technologies to community engagement, and the ethics of new media and environmental communication.
Our range of courses allows for students to embrace many aspects of media scholarship both theoretical and practical. The city has a wealth of media enterprise, and we equip students with the skills required for the exciting and rapidly changing media industry. We have strong relationships with media businesses and our graduates are sought by employers for the valuable range of skills and knowledge they acquire throughout their study.
Leading the BA in Media Studies at Brighton, Maria’s research explores the governance and social implications of the diffusion of media technologies.
Keep in touch with our full calendar of events in arts and humanities
19th May 2016 103, Edwards Street, Brighton
4th Jun 2016 - 12th Jun 2016 University Gallery
4th Sep 2016 - 7th Sep 2016 Grand Parade
A series of cinema events produced by Dr Dario Llinares
Authors: Sarah Atkinson, Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, King's College London
Lecturer Jedge Pilbrow reviews a range of recent successful initiatives with
Dr Sarah Atkinson and Helen Kennedy lead a national project into
Gillian Youngs, Professor of Digital Economy at the College of
Dr Lance Dann's urban ghost story recognised by broadcasting industry.