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Lee Brooks

Programme Director for Design and Production

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Please note: this course is not currently recruiting for September 2018 entry.

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Why study Media Arts?

Media Arts at St Mary's offers an exciting blend of practice, theory and transferable skills. The ethos of the programme is built around the development of a creative approach to problem solving and as such it will equip students for a future in a wide range of disciplines.

Why St Mary's?

St Mary's Media Arts programme offers a level of support, and personal tuition that is unparalleled across the sector. If you study here, your lecturer will know your name and your respective strengths.

Lecturers will therefore be able to help you build upon those strengths and address your areas of weakness in order to build a comprehensive portfolio of skills and work.

At St Mary’s University you can acquire a range of media design and production skills, as well as engage in some of the most significant debates about the media today. With excellent technical resources, lecturers with professional media experience and London’s creative industries on our doorstep, we have many graduate success stories to tell. 

The Media Arts team "continue to dedicate their teaching and learning to the development of a dynamic and exciting curriculum for students, reflective of contemporary professional and technical industry standards." - Alice Tuppen (External Examiner) 2014

Teaching methods

We draw on a wealth of media experience from all over London. Scriptwriters, film directors, journalists and radio producers regularly come to give guest lectures. We also organise regular study trips to many media events in central London. In recent years, our students have visited the BBC, various news agencies, the National Film Theatre, Teddington and Pinewood StudiosTate Modern, the British Film Institute and the Leveson Inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice.

In recent years we have also began offering an annual field trip to Disneyland Paris for third year students.

Assessment methods

Although much of the degree is practical, you will have the opportunity to write essays and reports, give presentations, undertake research and develop a whole range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers: creative thinking, problem solving, project management, organisation and team-work. 

Key facts

  • Excellent career prospects.
  • Teaching staff include former BBC producers and other professionals currently working in the media industries.
  • Every student will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
  • First rate technical and creative facilities include a newly opened state of the art production centre, professional grade cameras and industry standard software.
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus.

Joint honours

Course content

Year one

  • Image, Sound and Narrative 
  • Media History 
  • Media Practice One 
  • Media Practice Two 
  • Studying The Media 
  • Theory and Popular Culture 

Year two

  • Crime and the Media 
  • Documentary Film 
  • Media Design One 
  • Media Design Two 
  • Media Production One 
  • Media Production Two 
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Year three

  • Advanced Design 
  • Advanced Digital Imaging 
  • Advanced Visual Production 
  • Art, Culture and Power 
  • Dissertation 
  • Documentary Production 
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Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the programme specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

Our alumni work in the creative and media industries in Britain and all over the world. Many of them currently work in television, radio, publishing, graphic design, film, public relations, journalism, and marketing. Other graduates work in media teaching, arts administration, research, and the charity sectors. You will benefit from our extensive industry contacts, industry standard facilities, study visits and work experience in London and a full programme of industry guest speakers.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Media Arts students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.


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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

Please note: the tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2017/18 academic year. For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken. For further information about additional costs please contact

Further information

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