Student experiences in Media, Performance and Communication


Our Media, Performance and Communication degrees allow you to get hands-on from day one which means you’ll learn through doing. Plus, you can enrich your learning experience by taking part in an array of extra-curricular clubs and societies, such as One Media Group, our student radio station.

We’ll help you make the most out of your higher education experience and connect you with industry professionals through educational visits, as well as a programme of panels and masterclasses with inspirational guest lecturers to give you a real insight into the world of employment.

Our flexible courses allow you to tailor your learning and choose a specialism that’s in line with your personal career goals, working collaboratively across the department in a variety of mediums. And there’s also the chance to exhibit your portfolio of work at our annual Degree Show, which attracts big names from across the sector every year.


Take part in the Degree Show

The annual Degree Show features the creative work of over 200 students graduating from our BA (Hons) Art & Design and Media, Performance & Communication courses, as wel as our highly regarded MA Ceramics degree.

Hundreds of visitors usually attend the event each year, including industry professionals, University VIPs, students’ friend and family, local school children and the general public.


Our students

The Sports Journalism course at Staffordshire University is probably one of the best in the country. It’s certainly one of the main reasons that I got a job at Wales Online as a Digital Sports Writer. The live Newsdays allow students to experience what it’s like to work in a place like this and, along with work placements, which is another reason I got a job here straight from graduation, are what separates it as a course and a university.

Ben James

Sports Journalism

The tutors help you with your feedback and give you lots of positives and ways to improve and that help us feed into our next year or when we graduate into industry, so that really helps on boosting you up for what comes next.

Ciara Hicks-Evans

Acting for Stage and Screen

The staff are literally amazing; they are the ones who make the course so great. The lecturers all have industry experience, which gives us an insight into how it would be once we graduate. The most important thing is that the University actually cares about their students which is very rare. If you are ever stuck or having any type of issue there will always be someone their give you the assistance needed. 

Alyisha Vaughan

Film, Television and Radio

I absolutely love the course that I studied at Staffs. The quality of the course stood out among the others. The lecturers have got great industry experience – a lot of them are still involved in the industry which is really important. The facilities are absolutely fantastic. You’ll benefit from the experience so much.  

Jack Bradley

Sports Journalism

My course was fantastic course and really helped me grow, develop and magnify as not just a person, but an industry professional. I had superb lecturers who were all very supportive. There are some quality facilities which gave me a great head start into industry standard equipment and software, something I found very useful when first starting out on real productions.

Jade McKenna

Film, Television and Radio

There have been really good opportunities to record with bands and produce different types of music records, which was great for my personal and career development.

Sam Gibbs

Music Production

Studying Journalism & Content Creation - The Highlights


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BA (Hons) Film, Television and Radio - TV Soap Drama Shoot


Go behind the scenes with our BA (Hons) Film, Television and Radio students on a soap opera drama shoot in our Cadman TV Studios.

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Discover what our students have to say about our Music and Sound degrees.

Luke Mounteney - BA (Hons) Sports Journalism


Once Luke saw our broadcast newsroom, he knew Staffordshire University was the only place he could study Sports Journalism.

Ellie LeBeau - Acting and Theatre Arts


Acting student Ellie talks about her experience at Staffs including everything from Shakespeare to MoCap.

Media, Performance and Communication at Staffordshire University

Our friendly enquiries team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your course, life at Staffordshire University and much more.

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