An innovative course where you will experience a range of creative outlets: widening your choice of career options.
Gain hands-on experience in a wide range of journalistic and creative work, including reporting, news and features, fiction, creative nonfiction and new media writing, working with the latest technology in TV and radio studios, fully equipped edit suites and Press Association news feeds.
Tutors are all professional creative writers with publishing and broadcast expertise – they will support you as you develop your own unique voice and channel it through your writing, and give you practical guidance for getting recognised and published.
BJTC Vote 2017
The University of Bedfordshire’s journalism team proposed and organised, through the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the collaboration of 13 universities reporting the general election of 2017. Bedfordshire students from across our journalism courses, from first years to postgraduate students, planned, produced and presented the overnight programme as well as joining students from other universities reporting from the counts. See the team in action here on this BJTC video.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn essential tools for writing across genres and media from experienced writers, journalists, academics, research students and alumni
- Study cross-industry editorial and production skills, with options in magazine, book publishing and radio journalism; and innovative and online writing with options in scriptwriting for film and/or television
- Develop practical skills in production for television, print and online journalism
- Gain links with the publishing industry and other writing-related industries through the professional practice element of the course
- Explore outlets for your own work including the Creative Writing Guild which runs workshops and open mic nights and publishes anthologies of student work
- Benefit from a course which opens doors to careers in addition that of full-time writer – including advertising and copywriting, TV script-editing, music journalism and teaching or postgraduate study
Contact Keith Jebb, Course Co-ordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this course.
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You will be taught by practising writer-academics and journalist-academics with active research journalistic and creative interests. You will work in a real multi-media newsroom on up-to-the-minute stories giving you experience of the industry. You may join the Creative Writing Guild who can publish your work and also gain experience at ‘open mic’ nights.
In journalism, units are designed to give you an insight into the journalism industry including working on a professionally-focused piece of journalism. You will also have lectures and talks specifically related to employability.
In Creative Writing, you will study all the stages of the creative process with professional output in mind, produce a substantial piece of work which may be your calling card into publication and research into, and interact with, possible outlets and employment opportunities.
The course has links with a range of professionals in journalism, writing and publishing, from successful graduates who will share their experiences with you, to reputable journalists and publishers who will give advice on getting published and on careers in journalism and publishing, including applying for internships.