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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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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*. 


The Department of Media and Communications is delighted to announce the launch in September 2015 of the newly expanded MA Filmmaking degree, now available in six pathways which will give you a high level of specialised skills training in:

Directing FictionProducingScreen Documentary,CinematographySound Recording & Design, and Editing.

This 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 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. 

You can read more about the new MA Filmmaking, with details of How to Apply, at: 


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.

News and Debate

SPOTLIGHT keeps you updated with the exciting projects, events and research of our students, staff and alumna.

It brings together the news and images of the people who make this one of the world's leading departments for media teaching and research!

"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

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