Communication & Media Studies Study Abroad
AustraliaMacquarie University, just outside Sydney, gives students the opportunity to take part in the city life. With just about 30,000 students, including 8,000 international students from over 71 countries, Macquarie is able to prepare students for today's constantly changing, highly competitive society. The international studies program includes an orientation at the beginning of the term at a site outside of Sydney. The school offers classes in International Communications and in Media. There are also opportunities for Study Abroad students to take part in internships that are a combination of work-based learning and academic assessment. The program is offered in the fall and spring semesters and for a full academic year.
Courses include: Australian Media, Introduction to Screenwriting, News and Current Affairs, Introduction to the Cinema, Radio Production, Advanced Radio Broadcasting, Multimedia Theory and Production, Print Media Production, Screen Production, Media Forms: From Alphabet to Internet, Theories of Writing for the Media, Media Identities, Culture and Technology, Screenwriting, Contemporary World Cinemas, Public Relations, Introduction to International Affairs, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Relations, International Television, International Communications Campaigns, International Public Relations and Advertising, Global Knowledge and Society, and Writing for International Business and Finance.
The University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland offers courses in the fields of Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, and Communication. Located on the edge of a national park and home to the native kangaroos, the campus is full of sunshine and outdoor activities to do whenever you have free time. The campus is close to Queensland's capital city Brisbane, Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, and the Great Barrier Reef. The school offers an orientation program for all international programs. The program is offered both spring and fall semesters and for a full academic year. Study Abroad students may also apply for internships that generally equivalent to one or two courses.
Courses available include: Australian Media Industries: Introduction to Communication Studies, Editing for the Communications Professional, Computer-Assisted Reporting, Advertising: Copy and Image, News Rounds, Media and Promotion: Tourism and Hospitality, News Writing: Print and Broadcast, Writing for the Web, Creative Advertising, Advanced News Reporting, Media Relations, Research into Australian Journalism, Communication and Thought, International Marketing, Project and Event Management, Communication Theory and Practice, Small Screen, Big Business: The Television Industry, Creative Event Management, Advertising Campaigns, Communication Campaign Planning, Non-Fiction Writing for the Small Screen, International Communication, Promotions Management, Sport and Event Marketing, and Marketing Research Project.
The Denmark International Study program in Copenhagen offers a great variety of classes for students studying Communication and Mass Media. This program offers intermediate and advanced classes. Trips to other European countries are encouraged during your break as well as integrated into courses. The program is offered both fall and spring semesters, full year, and summer semesters, though classes may vary.
The courses available include: History of European Film, Contemporary European Film, Scandinavian Moods in Cinema, Current Trends in Media, Digital Design Journal, Creative Industries, International Advertising in a European Context, Journalism and Public Relations, International Reporting, Photojournalism, Political Rhetoric, Virtual Worlds and Social Media.
The University of East Anglia is located in Norwich, one of the oldest cities in the Britain, with a metropolitan population of 375,000. UEA has over 13,000 students. It is home to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, described by the Times University Guide as "perhaps the greatest resource of its type on any university campus." The collection combines works from famous western artists with fine and applied arts from around the globe. The university's research in communication, cultural, and media studies is ranked in the top three in the country. The program is offered for the fall and spring semesters and for a full academic year. Courses cover film studies, television studies, American studies, society, culture and media, and politics and media.
The University of Westminster is one of London's oldest educational institutions. The university is comprised of several different schools, with an undergraduate population of about 16,000 students from the UK and over 80 other countries. The School of Communication and Creative Industries is located on the Harrow campus, 30 minutes from the center of London and near a tube stop. In the British Government's official tables of teaching and research excellence, no University ranks higher in the field of Communication, Design and Media than the University of Westminster. This center of excellence is housed in a £30 million custom-built campus. The campus holds broadcast quality TV, radio, photography and music studios and computer facilities. The school has an orientation program for all international students. The program is offered for the fall and spring semesters and for a full academic year.
Courses offered in Animation, Art and media practice, Communications, Contemporary media practice, Film, Graphic Information Design Illustration, Imaging, Journalism, Management, Media Studies, Photography, Public Relations, Radio, Television.
Intensive Courses Abroad
The department currently offers ICAs as three-week research trips in May and June. Alternative Media and Culture in the Balkans, taught by Daniel Marcus (CMS) and Laura Burns (Art and Art History) explores work in video, film, media activism, digital culture, and cultural spaces that operate outside of the mainstream commercial cultural. Students meet with cultural producers and activists whose work engages social change, aesthetic experimentation, and innovative distribution in the recently independent nations of post-Yugoslavia. Film in Berlin, taught by Uta Larkey (Modern Languages and Literatures), explores the history of cinema in Germany's capital city through the dramatic changes of modern German history. Film in Israel (also taught by Prof. Larkey) uses a film festival held in Israel as a beginning point for an examination of national styles and the roles film plays in Israeli society. The department plans on offering additional ICAs in the future; consult with faculty for more information.
For more information about this and other study abroad opportunities, visit the Goucher College Office of International Studies Website.