Why study journalism (audio, docs and podcast)?
Today’s fast-moving digital age has opened up enticing opportunities for journalists wanting to work in audio and radio.
Producers are needed to create high-quality programmes for podcasts, radio and audio documentaries – and graduates specialising in this field will build a compelling set of skills to develop a highly versatile portfolio career.
Why UWE Bristol?
Offered in partnership with the BBC, our MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcast) is for graduates with a passion for radio, and an interest in journalism and audio documentary making.
Working with award-winning audio producers, you’ll learn to develop your own radio documentaries and podcasts, as you build experience of audio collection techniques, sound and recording, working in a studio and using digital editing software.
Based at the arts-focused Bower Ashton studios, you’ll be immersed in audio and radio for the digital age, putting your skills into practice, and delving into the cultural industry and its supply chain.
There’s a strong emphasis on developing your technical expertise, alongside the skills needed to compete as a producer, such as commissioning, pitching and getting your documentaries to air. You’ll also gain useful online skills to develop your own websites and podcasts.
You will build experience on placements in some of Bristol’s most innovative cultural organisations, pitch your work to BBC Audio editors based in Bristol and work on your own projects with mentoring from industry.
Where can it take me?
By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to secure audio journalism work on a freelance or staff basis, in production companies and post-production facilities. You could work as a broadcast assistant, junior researcher, production assistant or studio manager.