Undergraduate courses in Media, Performance and Communication

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Tailor your course in line with your career goals, with optional modules and learning pathways.

Start your story at Staffordshire University and become a leading name in the media, creative, communication or entertainment industries with a Media, Performance and Communication degree.

 Whether you see yourself as a filmmaker, a writer, a journalist, a content creator, a musician, a teacher or a music producer, or even if you dream of becoming the next practitioner of stage and screen as an actor, maker or director, we have the perfect course to help you become an expert in storytelling.

Underpinned by research, our courses combine practical skills, theoretical knowledge, professional-standard equipment and innovative teaching techniques to ensure you have the technical tools, critical understanding and creative know-how you need to break into your chosen career.

We can help turn your passion into a successful future, gaining invaluable experience, developing your creative potential and building your portfolio from the start.

Students throughout our Media, Performance and Communication courses develop their collaboration skills and storytelling abilities, in addition to using their practice to make sense of the world. They develop confidence to work across different areas by the end of their studies, having worked on diverse projects across various creative disciplines. This prepares them for careers in the thriving creative industries.

100% of our research impact in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies is recognised as Outstanding or Very Considerable - REF 2021

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