Why study Media Studies?

In order to become skilled at decoding a range of texts and to analyse how meaning is created for the audience!


Not only are we surrounded by media, but the variety of different platforms on which we interact with media is constantly evolving and expanding. It is now more usual to learn about major events online, or on our phones, than it is to read it in the newspaper. Studying media will encourage students to develop their analytical skills, to learn about how an audience is targeted by media producers, and to enhance their skills to encode meaning into their own texts. It is a growth area with all industries needing to develop an on-line presence if they are to engage fully with their customers. This subject helps students to learn about the wide variety of methods used to represent people, events and issues. Students will learn how a media product reflects the time it was produced in terms of historical and current contexts.