Media Culture and Practice

level 1 web / photo work: historical echoes of Bristol

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27Jan2012


A remarkable project produced by a level 1 group in their first term:

http://uwe-bristol.net/oldandnew/

screen media, branding & regulation

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27Jan2012
This link will take you to the slides produced by a group of level 2 students for a presentation on the Screen Media module. They undertook a critical analysis of the relationships betwen television channel branding, graphics, scheduling and regulation.

Digital Cultures Research Centre and Media Culture & Practice

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27Jan2012

The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) conducts world-leading research into contemporary techno-cultures, studying the application, practices and politics of emerging media technologies. A number of Media Culture & Practice staff are DCRC researchers and they apply their research directly to their teaching. 

The unique character of both Media Culture & Practice and DCRC is their mix of criticality, creativity and application.

The DCRC is a partner in the West of England’s leading media innovation lab, the Pervasive Media Studio. The Studio is a unique environment where designers, artists, and engineers share expertise to produce new experiences for media audiences. The Studio develops location based applications, new forms of performance and narrative, games and new forms of projection. DCRC researchers work in the open innovation Studio space, sharing projects and ideas well as supporting the work of the Studio through Knowledge Transfer projects. From 2012, the DCRC & Pervasive Media Studio will host REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies), one of the AHRC’s four national Knowledge Exchange hubs.

Trivial Shootout

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24Jan2012
On the level 3 Games, Simulation & Media module, Abi, Tom and Toby redesigned Trivial Pursuit using a 'penalty shootout' format. Combining two traditional, but contrasting, game play elements, they created a quick-fire quiz to play out in the seminar and as the foundation of a theoretical discussion about social and competitive play (with sweets for the winners).



 

graduate story

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24Jan2012
Jonathan Spencer, who graduated in 2010, now works for Soho Runners, an agency which supplies 'runners' to post-production houses to assist in editing and other aspects of post-production. He says 'my knowledge of technical processes and software such as Final Cut Pro from my production modules has enabled me to stand out amongst the crowd. My  experience on the work placement module, where I worked as a radio journalist, really gave employers the impression that I can handle the high pressure that comes with working in the media industry'.

recognition for Media Culture & Practice teaching

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23Jan2012
Three Media Culture & Practice lecturers have been awarded UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowships. The UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises, celebrates and supports staff who are making a significant, demonstrable and continuing contribution to the enhancement of student learning.

They are Kate Brooks, Michelle Henning, and Seth Giddings