This degree offers you specialist theoretical, technical and practical teaching across all areas of journalism and photography. Exciting modules cover the historical and theoretical backgrounds of journalism and the photographic industry in its global context. By learning about media law and newsroom production, you’ll develop a crucial insider knowledge of the industry.
We provide you with access to specialist analogue and digital darkrooms, along with the latest digital scanning and printing technologies. From TV and radio studios in the Tower Building, to the Holloway Express student website, our facilities and resources are available to you throughout your studies.
Our staff are a unique team of world-renowned and award-winning professionals. Their academic expertise and practical skills include analogue, digital, still, audio and moving image technologies. The tutors longstanding links to the film, photography, journalism, commercial visual media and broadcast industries means you’ll be studying under a team of well-connected and highly knowledgeable professionals.
What our students say
This is a new course (September 2016). Graduates from the University’s existing Journalism BA degreehave had this to say:
“The course reflects a real life-working environment – a positive aspect to prepare you for the real world. The tutors are all working journalists themselves so they give great feedback and sound advice based on their firsthand experience. There is a group on Facebook which is useful because staff, students and alumni all give each other advice and support, and let each other know about an internship or a job opportunity if they see one.”
National Student Survey
“It’s flexible enough to really explore the different subjects and get a feel for what you’re good at and enjoy doing, which is extremely beneficial.”
National Student Survey
After the course
Photojournalists are increasingly in demand in the growing media sector. Completing this degree could gain you a career in several areas, including press photography and promotional work. You could work for a huge variety of employers, from well known brands to startups, art exhibitions and charity campaigns. If you can create and promote striking images, then you can sell into a growing market.
Graduates from the Journalism BA course have gone into roles such as Multimedia Journalists and Production Assistants. Companies they now work at include the BBC, the Turkish Radio Television Corporation and Hug Nivea Digital.