Media Practice

Learn how to direct, shoot and edit your own documentary. Discover your passion for audio, photography, film or digital media. Whatever you're interested in, we have the learning resources and expert teaching to help you succeed in your degree, and in your future career.

Key facts about Media Practice at Sussex

  • you learn from leading lecturers in specialist facilities who are making documentaries, film and television programmes  - that's why we are ranked 14th in the UK (for Communication and Media Studies) in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • 89% of our undergraduate students are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18) 
  • you study core modules in video, digital, sound and photography, alongside a programme of theory and analysis modules - so you are prepared for a career in the industry from day one
  • you can access specialist production equipment and studios as well as a resource centre with more than 5,000 films, documentaries and television programmes
  • you are given the chance to develop your key skills on work experience placements with some of our industry links. Our students have gone on to become producers, production managers, production runners, camera assistants, and teachers (Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18).
Claire's student perspective

'Sussex offered me an experience which no other university could fulfil. It is a perfect combination of hands-on creative degree balanced with theory. The University is in the perfect location as it is just outside of buzzing Brighton but the campus is in the country. It offered a perfect balance of rural and urban living.'

Claire Ansett
Media Practice BA