Media Practice

Learn in a city with a thriving digital production scene, benefit from the teaching of practicing directors, producers and documentary makers, and gain real-world experience on placements. Whether you're an undergraduate, Masters or PhD student, we have the learning resources and study support to help you succeed in your degree, and in your future career.

We offer exciting courses tailored to suit you
  • we offer a BA in Media Production, BA in Filmmaking, BA in Digital Media and Culture, MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change, MA in Creative Documentary Practice, MA in Filmmaking, and the MPhil, PhD in Critical and Creative Practice.
  • you get involved in video editing, photographic manipulation, digital design, animation, script writing and sound
  • you are taught by leading academics who are experienced producers, filmmakers, directors and journalists. 

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You will develop key skills and help boost your employment prospects 
  • 89% of our undergraduate students are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18)
  • you gain a range of academic, practical and personal skills, and learn to use industry-standard software and equipment. Skills include video editing, photographic manipulation, digital design, animation, script writing and sound work
  • we have links with creative industries and the media production community - some of our Masters courses offer the opportunity to apply for internships and placements with local production companies.

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We have world leading researchers who will teach and support you
  • you learn from academics recognised for their work in the media, that's why Media and Film at Sussex was ranked 14th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • 100% of Communication, Cultural and Media Studies research impact was rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF).

  • our faculty publish books and articles, produce award-winning documentaries and films and influence policy, both nationally and internationally

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We have strong links with Brighton's digital and creative industries and communities 
  • the skills you gain while studying at Sussex, combined with our links to Brighton's digital and creative industries means you have excellent opportunities for work experience, placements and future career prospects
  • our links include production companies, back2back and Pier, Brighton Festival and Brighton Media Centre.

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Cal's student perspective

‘This course has been life changing for me. Being able to try so many different aspects of production, such as video, sound, photography, design, and more, means that you can discover talents and passions you may never have encountered. I’d never considered animation before, but I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it and plan to make it my career.

‘The tutors have really encouraged me to develop as a student and as an artist, and are always on hand to help when you have questions. They’re established in their various fields and provide advice on getting into the media industry, as well as teaching us how to use equipment and software.’ 

Cal Mcloughlin
Media Practice BA