Creative Media Practice (Journalism)
Type: Full Time
Subject: Media and Journalism
Start Date: 06 September 2021
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
Multimedia Journalism opens a huge amount of doors when looking at career
options. This fascinating course is especially ideal if you see yourself working for a
magazine or newspaper, but is equally suited to roles within the digital market that is
growing both in the UK and globally.
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. You may be asked to attend a second interview to show portfolio work.
What will I need
5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English and preferably maths and an
arts or media based subject, or Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma. In order to be
offered a place on the course, you must also successfully complete a portfolio
examination for arts and media. Further information will be sent to you when you
are offered an interview date.
What is covered
As part of this two year course you will study a range of topics including journalistic
writing – features, news and reviews, desktop publishing, photography, marketing and PR, media theory and research skills, legal and ethical constraints and you'll also receive various work experience opportunities. You will also take part in a series of workshops with tutors from the Media & Journalism Centre, to develop a broad range of media and journalistic skills.
How is the course assessed
You will be assessed by coursework assignments and externally assessed units, including an online exam.
What can this course be combined with
You will be enrolled on a study programme that includes various aspects of study that complement your main programme of study. You could re–take GCSE English and Maths or study a functional skill. You will also be required to complete work experience each year and undertaken enrichment and employability activities.
What can this course lead to
You can progress on to degree programmes in subjects including journalism, media,
publishing or PR/marketing. The course is also ideal preparation for future employment with a magazine or newspaper.
If you are interested in studying at degree level, University Centre Peterborough offers degrees in both journalism and media.
Are there any additional costs
There may be costs associated with field trips.