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MA in Brands, Communication & Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. 

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Children's Literature: Children's Illustration

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration and gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Digital Media: Technology & Cultural Form

The MA in Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Digital, Media and Communications

MA in Film & Screen Studies

Address the image world, find out how images create meaning, and discover what you can do with what you see on this eclectic MA programme

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography)

This MA will consolidate your skills in narrative moving-image making to the level of Director of Photography. You will develop your visual storytelling ability during workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew. 

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Editing)

This MA will merge your advanced narrative skills as a fiction and documentary film and television editor. You will develop your creative storytelling ability through workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Producing)

The MA Filmmaking (Producing) will provide you with a thorough training in all aspects of producing – from the conception of an initial idea through to development, financing, production and release.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)

This MA will develop your skills and creative vision in documentary production. It enhances your understanding of the historical context and contemporary modes of documentary production against a backdrop of the wider issues in media production.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Sound Recording & Design)

Something happens when you add sound to an image. And filmmaking depends upon the strength of this relationship. Ultimately it’s what makes a film work – it’s what moves your audience.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Gender, Media & Culture

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Gender & Sexualities, Sociology

MA in Global Media & Transnational Communications

This MA looks at contemporary changes in media and communications, by putting into perspective the transformations that affect the way people live and work, national and international institutions evolve, and how cultural practices develop.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Journalism

Accredited with distinction by the Professional Publishers Association, this practical MA gives you the essential skills to work as a journalist for multiple audiences across myriad platforms.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA in Media & Communications

For over 25 years this MA has been actively interrogating the way the mediated world works. Discover the many roles of media and communications in your life and identity, across institutions and organisations and into wider cultures and societies through this pioneering programme.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts

This MA gives practitioners and theorists the opportunity to research and develop the new boundaries of image-making made possible by technological change within the context of post-industrial culture.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Media and Communications

MA in Political Communications

Interrogate the status quo with leading academics who don’t just talk and write about politics, but actively campaign to create change in the world

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing

From analysing the theories of intellectual heavyweights such as Foucault and Bourdieu, to unpicking a global campaign, explore the hinterland between the big three promotional professions and the media and society on this innovative MA.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Race, Media & Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

  • Body & Society, Critical Theory and Practice, Culture, Digital, Race & Ethnicity, Media and Communications

MA in Radio

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective.

  • School of Journalism, Sound, Media and Communications

MA in Script Writing

The skills of storytelling are timeless. Tackle the creative, analytical and professional sides of script writing for film, television and radio on this industry-accredited MA.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Television Journalism

This MA is a practical introduction to TV journalism, and aims to teach you the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs broadcast journalism and relevant production skills.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA/MSc in Digital Journalism

With an industry-informed curriculum, this future-focused MA combines computing and media and communications to reflect digital journalism at its most current.

  • Digital, School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MPhil & PhD in Media & Communications

We welcome proposals for research in any area connected with media, communications, digital media, cultural theory and practice.

  • Media and Communications

Why study Media and Communications at Goldsmiths?

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, the ethical issues surrounding journalism and issues of identity.

You will have the opportunity to learn key skills, creating projects in various media, work within small teams, and get to grips with various technologies including social media, digital media, broadcasting and radio, in our excellent facilities.

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"I often wonder whether I would have reached this level, if I were not at Goldsmiths!"

"I worked for BBC World Service in Bangladesh as a producer/cameraman for TV news from 2000 to 2003. While I was at Goldsmiths during 2003-2004, I worked for BBC Bengali Service in London as a newsreader-cum-reporter. I have also been the stringer for Radio Netherlands covering Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and voiced numerous features for them from 2002.

Even before my graduation at Goldsmiths in 2004, I got a job with AFP as their Bangladesh Correspondent. In 2005, I moved to UNDP Bangladesh as their Communications Manager and stayed there until taking up a more challenging position at UNICEF Bangladesh in 2011. Being the Communication Specialist of UNICEF Bangladesh, I am responsible for leading the media relations and various advocacy projects of UNICEF Bangladesh.

I have reached a level in my career which I never imagined. With great humility, I am pleased to report that the knowledge and confidence gained through Goldsmiths gave me the opportunity to moderate the press conference of United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon in Bangladesh twice in 2008 and 2011.

I treasure my life at Goldsmiths! To date, it has been so rewarding that I often wonder whether I would have reached this level, if I were not at Goldsmiths! I feel proud and privileged to have graduated from Goldsmiths."