Do you fancy yourself as a creative but you’re not quite sure of your chosen field? Then the good news is that on this course, you’ll be looking across film, theatre, music, and games – discussing the origins of today’s media through to the creative process.
There isn’t a better place to study than here in Cambridge. From the boundless comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G and Borat) to the dramatic talents of Emma Thompson, the alumni of Cambridge University include some of the world’s most preeminent stars. Aside from its acclaimed university, Cambridge also attracts some of the big UK’s gaming companies, while Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Syd Barrett famously met right here in the city. Needless to say, you’ll be following some of the best – so perhaps it’s your time to shine…
From age 13 to 24, our Cambridge Media Studies summer courses are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Our media studies tutors are well versed in the world of today’s media, so on this Cambridge-based summer course you’ll be learning from some of the best.
If you come to study this media summer course in Cambridge then you’ll you have a much more interactive way of learning to look forward to. Don’t expect to sit and listen to theory for the duration, because rather than follow a stiff, pre-set syllabus, the teaching is far more involved.
Aside from weekly seminars, you’ll be encouraged to produce your own piece of work. This gives you the opportunity to explore the specific areas of media that interest you most – which will then shape the content of your studies. All the while, you’ll receive more intimate tuition – as we use the world-renowned tutorial system from Cambridge University. This gives you more one-to-one time with your tutor, as well as plenty of opportunities to discuss your work critically with fellow students. This way, you go away with many transferable skills.
Miles Kempton recently graduated with an MSc (with Distinction) in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Balliol College, University of Oxford. Previously, he studied History at Royal Holloway, University of London where he received numerous academic awards and graduated top of the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty. Miles’s principal interests lie in the history of the life sciences and the impact of Darwinism in Britain. He has given papers on a variety of topics, from the history of animal behavioural science in the nineteenth century to contemporary debates in animal ethics. In addition, Miles has just returned from seven months teaching English on the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion.
Kimron Flicker graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and an MPhil in Development Studies from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She worked for three years as a private tutor in Tel Aviv, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her main research interests are Middle Eastern politics and social history.
Naoise Murphy graduated from Durham University in 2017 with a B.A. in English Literature and French, with a year abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She will complete her MPhil this year at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. She has been awarded a Major Studentship by Newnham College Cambridge for her research on twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. She has several years of experience tutoring in both English and French.
Dr Gareth Dickson is a tutor in Creative Writing at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and on the Sarah Lawrence Programme at Wadham College, Oxford. He holds a PhD and MPhil in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland, Australia, where he has also taught. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies, and has been shortlisted for awards including the White Review Short Story Award and the Australian/Vogel Literary Awards.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided about which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between our different UK locations.
"Oxford Summer Courses, as an institution is such a perfect opportunity to experience the Oxford life for aspiring students!"
"What I liked about the activities is that everyone is in one big group for the activities. Also the activities that we did are very fun and well picked for our age group. The best activity I would say is archery tag."
"Choosing to come here has definitely been the best decision I have ever made. The staff, tutors, course directors and all the friends you make are all people you will always remember, they hold a very special place in my heart. "
"The best thing about Fitzwilliam is the kind teachers, and the friendship I’ve built with the students here. I have also adapted to be surrounded by different people from many parts of the world and learnt a lot from the courses."
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