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The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) is a research centre based in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. It was awarded Centre of Excellence status in 2004 by the Higher Education Funding Council (now Research England) as the only HEFCE-funded Centre for excellence in media education in the UK.

CEMP's research themes are Digital and Media Literacies, Journalism Education, Media Industries and Sustainability in Media Practice

CEMP delivers research projects funded by media organisations, charities, research councils, government departments and the private sector. Our research investigates digital and media literacies and media education, journalism education, civic media and creative media practice. CEMP convenes the annual International Media Education Summit. 

The CEMP team consists of Bournemouth University academics and doctoral students, working with an active team of Visiting Professors and Visiting Fellows.

CEMP runs a professional doctorate programme (Ed D) for media, creative arts and technology educators and practitioners. Members of the centre and our doctoral researchers publish widely in journals, books and edited collections. In addition to CEMP’s established Ed D programme, members of the centre are interested in proposals for PhD projects related to our four research themes.

To express an interest in the Ed programme or studying for a PhD with CEMP, contact

Related projects

A collage of images relating to the Media Education Summit

Media Education Summit

The Media Education Summit (MES) took place on Zoom, on 31 March and 1 April 2021, around the theme of Media Education, Diversity and Voice. MES is convened each year by the UK’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) co-hosted with a partner, who this year was the School of Media & Communication at the University of Leeds.
DA-RE (Digital Arts – Refugee Engagement)

DA-RE (Digital Arts – Refugee Engagement)

Digital Arts for Refugee Engagment (DA-RE) is an exploratory research project using arts-based activities in combination with digital literacy for developing the capabilities of refugee youth in Turkey and Bangladesh.

Comics in the time of Covid-19

Comics in the time of COVID-19

This AHRC-funded research investigates the impacts and potential of producing and circulating time-sensitive public health messages via the comics medium across social media platforms.
el árbol del amor image

El árbol del amor

El árbol del amor is an animated documentary from Colombia’s indigenous Nasa community, funded by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The project involved a series of workshops over three months with children and young people between the ages of 9 and 24.
Rio de Janeiro at night

Lockdown Stories

This project aims to better comprehend favela citizens’ responses to the pandemic. Moreover, it also aims to amplify citizens voices and help strengthen community resilience.
The advert for the film, Blossom

Dual Netizenship

Dual Netizenship is a youth-media project, supported by the British Council, that brought together 38 young filmmakers from the UK and Tunisia who, working online for 12 weeks, produced a movie together. is an independent online resource to help creators and users understand their copyright rights.

Doing text

Doing Text: Teaching After the Subject

Eight secondary / FE English and Media teachers take part in an experiment – to imagine teaching text with no subject boundaries. No English, no Media, no Drama, no Art. Just text.