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Communications and Culture at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

Communication and Culture is the study of all forms of human communication and their relationships to the cultures in which we live. Over the course of two years you will study the following: Verbal and non‐verbal communication, identity and self‐presentation, group communication, reading images and products, the value of popular culture, the meanings and practices of everyday life ,and whose culture matters? All sorts of cultural practices are considered ranging from architecture to shopping, ballet to going to the gym.Different theories are used to try to make sense of these such as feminism, Marxism and theories of globalization. Communication and culture are at the centre of what it means to be human, so at the very least you will gain a greater awareness of yourself and others. At a more practical level it is essential in all walks of life to be a good communicatorfor personal and professional success. In terms of career progression it is useful for work in the media, health, education, social and legal work as well as business and marketing. In the first year the AS is assessed by coursework worth 50% and by one exam worth 50%. The A2 in the second year is similarly assessed ‐ 50% coursework and 50% exam. Over the two years you will have the opportunity to explore cultural artefacts and sites such as pubs, shopping malls, films, works of art and advertisements. The coursework gives you the opportunity to explore an area of particular interest to yourself.


Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE) . At least four of these grades will be from GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years