Taught course

Design (Global Media Management)

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Upper second class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

News, entertainment and communication media are being transformed through the global development of the internet, social networks and mobile media. This programme will give you a critical understanding of the technological, social, cultural and political implications of these changes, and the skills to engage with and shape them. Supported by the teaching, research and professional expertise of internationally renowned academics and sector-leading professionals, you will apply academic debates and industry perspectives to your investigation of media organisations, consumers and audiences, and digital innovation.

You will explore the strategies and management techniques employed by commercial, non-government (NGO) and community-based (CBO) organisations, how creative ideas are developed, and how audiences and users respond to them, or generate their own media material. Critical essays, practice-based projects, and scholarly reports will prepare you with the strategic and analytical skills to pursue careers in cultural and creative organisations or to pursue doctoral research.

Compulsory and core modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Critical Media Practice, Global Media 1 Ideas and Debates, Global Media 2: Industries and Technologies, and Final Project

Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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