The Media School at Bournemouth University is the largest centre of professionally based Higher Education for the media and communications industries in the UK, offering high-quality, industry-recognised courses in Media Production, Journalism and Communication, Computer Animation and Corporate & Marketing Communications.
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Media School has been assessed as 'excellent' by the Quality Assurance Agency and its research in the area of computer animations has been rated 5 in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Currently the school has around 1,850 undergraduate and 250 postgraduate students.
The Media School is the UK's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (as designated by Higher Education Funding Council for England) and is also an accredited Skillset Media Academy. These endorsements firmly establish the School as a major education centre for the media industries. In addition the School is involved in a range of high profile Research and Knowledge Transfer initiatives.
Staff have professional, as well as academic, backgrounds and are engaged in practice and consultancy. Students work with industry-standard equipment and have won awards for excellence in all the main areas of School's activity. There are good placement opportunities, excellent guest speakers, high calibre visiting fellows and a range of industry accreditations. These include:
The School's international reputation is built on strong theoretical foundations supported by applied research into the dynamics of communication and the creative industries together with professional expertise. The School has built close links with national and regional media companies and has an excellent employment and research record.
The Media School strives to be one of the leading media schools in Europe by: