This course is aimed at students who want a career in journalism. It will give you a solid grounding in the practical skills needed to research, write produce and present material across all platforms — print, online and broadcast. While the course has been developed to produce all-rounders, you will have the opportunity to build a broad and attractive work portfolio on the platform and subject areas of choice.
The course develops key practical skills of research, writing and production across print, online and broadcast and as you progress, you will spend substantial time producing newspapers, magazines and websites, and audio and video content aimed towards publication and broadcast. You will work as closely as possible in ‘real-world’ situations, using industry-standard equipment under the guidance of tutors with current industry experience.
The rest of the curriculum places journalism in an up-to-date social context and gives you an academic understanding of how journalism relates to the world. You will acquire solid knowledge of politics, business, economics,
lifestyle journalism (e.g. fashion, health, entertainment), sport and a variety of other subject fields, which will help you make informed career choices.
The course has been devised to respond to ongoing change in an unpredictable industry, making it a stand-out choice. Graduates will be skilled multi-media journalists which will give you a head start when it comes to employability.
The inclusion of news days, live briefs, and other opportunities for work-related learning with our partners and other leading organisations within the industry will enhance your application of knowledge and understanding of real-world contexts. You will be encouraged to actively apply for work placements and given support and guidance on this.
Throughout the course, tutors will be making the most of each kind of teaching opportunity to develop student talents and help them to forge successful careers. As working journalists, tutors will be able to offer guidance on opportunities students might pursue and strategies they might adopt.
As well as the professional craft skills, students will learn creativity, enterprise, and other skills fundamental to being a journalist. It is a self-starting career and one increasingly geared towards freelance and contract work. The
delivery of each module is geared towards equipping each student with the mindset they need to operate successfully in a competitive environment.