This future-facing master’s course is specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary media industry professionals and students.
Through exposure to a range of local, regional and transnational examples, you will learn the vital importance of how cultural, social, economic or political conditions shape media industries.
You will develop digital skills, practical experience and transferable skills including project management, research methods, excellent communication, and collaboration – in preparation for careers in the digital media workplace. Whether you are seeking a career in the media industries, or if you are a professional looking to enhance your existing knowledge and career prospects, then this course is ideally suited for you. Current media professionals may combine work with the part-time study option.
You can also use the training and skills gained on the MA in Global Media Industries to prepare for doctoral research in the media and creative industries and associated disciplines.
The course works in partnership with a range of media organisations from across the city of London to offer you unparalleled exposure to the media sector.
Through our required modules, you will engage with experienced media professionals and leading London-based media organisations.
Whilst the MA does not include an internship, we have a dedicated member of academic staff who assists students in acquiring practical experience through sharing information about competitive internship opportunities offered by our cultural partners or other organisations across London. Previous students from within the Department have interned at National Theatre, Barbican Centre, British Council, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Screen Digest, The British Museum, CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency), MTV, Donmar Warehouse, Google and the V&A Museum. This gives you a sense of the exciting and formative experiences that some of our students have independently completed, in parallel with their studies at King’s.
Each year students have the opportunity to apply for a selective-entry Collaborative Dissertation Project, organised with external arts, media and heritage organisations, as part of the Global Media Industries: Final Project. The collaborative dissertation project enables students to work with a cultural partner on a live research brief that informs their final MA dissertations. Previous dissertation partners include Battersea Arts Centre, Black Live Theatre, Arts Council England, Dash Arts, King’s Cultural Institute, Live Cinema, Glyndebourne, Mahogany Opera Group, Lambeth Archives, OnRoad Media, Royal Society, Arts Cabinet, Iconem, and Greater London Authority.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 140 hours of teaching over the course through taught sessions (e.g. lectures and seminars). We will expect you to undertake a further 1,668 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, in your first year we will provide 76 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake 540 hours of independent study. In your second year, we will provide 78 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake a further 1,128 hours of independent study.
Teaching delivery ensures students enjoy a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching is complemented and supported with innovative technology so you can also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through coursework. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, reports and presentations. Coursework contributes 100% to your final mark.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Our location in the heart of London offers you unparalleled access to one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally active cities in the world. With London’s huge number of media institutions and organisations, there are few places better for gaining practical experience in this field.
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