As part of a media studies course you can expect to learn about the media and it's influential role on today's society.
You will study the different forms of media from broadcasting to social media and how it has changed over time. You will also look at how different genders, ages and races are represented in the media.
Completing a media studies course will give you skills in script writing, filming, editing, teamwork and planning.
There are lots of job opportunities in the creative and media sector including broadcasting, film, sales, advertising, event management and journalism.
Subjects that combine well with media studies include English, photography, drama and art and design.
Selection of jobs using the subject Media Studies
- Advertising account executive
- Advertising copywriter
- Community arts worker
- Computer games developer
- Computer games tester
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Events manager
- Film critic
- Media researcher
- TV or film assistant director
- TV or film camera operator
- TV or film production assistant
- TV or film production manager
- TV or film production runner
- TV presenter
- User experience (UX) designer
- Video editor
- Web content manager
- Web designer
Do a free, short, online course to find out more about media studies (looks great on your CV too!)
- The dream of streaming: rethinking the role of on demand entertainment
- Gender and celebrity culture: Global media, everyday lives
- Community journalism: Digital and social media
Or view other free online courses in media studies
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to media studies:
- Advertising and Media Executive - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:18 months
- Broadcast production assistant - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:12 months
- Digital marketer (degree) - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:36 months
- Junior 2D artist (visual effects) - Level: 4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education). Typical length: 18 months
- Junior Content Producer - Level: 3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length: 12 months
Click to find apprenticeship vacancies available now related to media studies
Examples of degree courses that relate to media:
BBC Bitesize Career Videos
You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use media studies on the BBC Bitesize website.