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Department of Media and Communications

Welcome to the Department of Media and Communications

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An introduction to our Department

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An introduction to our Department

From the Leveson Inquiry to the future of the BBC, the study of Media and Communications addresses the important questions of our times. At Goldsmiths, that study is creative and critical. We focus on a broad understanding of media and communications, looking at a range of areas from philosophical perspectives on technology and human life and the role of news in a democracy to global screen cultures, and issues of identity. Our degrees demand a critical engagement with media, culture and communications through a mix of theory and practice. Here, you will be debating ideas with internationally renowned academics while being taught practice by industry professionals. This means you might explore how a platform such as Facebook makes people feel, how it’s organised economically, how your data is tracked, stored and used, how it creates networks and then think about how it could be done differently.


Research Excellence Framework (REF 2015)

The quality of research in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework, the UK's audit of research in higher education. The Department is ranked first in the UK for 'research intensity' and third in the country in the general classification. We have the largest number of staff submitting among the top five Media departments. A total of 88% of our staff are deemed to be 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent', of whom 55% are in the highest 4* band. Our research environment was rated as 4*, equal top ranking. The impact of our research beyond the academy rated at 4* for 86.7% of our activities, with nothing lower than 3*.

In another recent global survey, the QS World Rankings of universities, Goldsmiths Media and Communications comes 2nd in the UK and 22nd in the world


Expanded MA Filmmaking

From September 2015 the newly expanded MA Filmmaking degree will be available in six pathways which will give you a high level of specialised skills in: Directing FictionProducingScreen DocumentaryCinematographySound Recording & Design and EditingThis newly-expanded Masters takes the concept of the university-taught media MA to the next level. It offers specialised film, television and multi-platform industry training and unique opportunities to produce films in a creative atmosphere alongside other media and arts professionals. MA Filmmaking students also study and critique existing forms and trends, as well as benefit from an invaluable year-long mentorship with an individual or company within the industry. Click here to read more information and how to apply to the new MA Filmmaking.

News and Debate


    "Goldsmiths is a place of discovery, and incubator of talent, frenzy of ideas and platform to view the world differently."

    James Peachey
    BA Media and Communications

    Content last modified: 27 Aug 2015

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