University for the creative arts journalism

University for the creative arts journalism

Journalism & Media Production

 Our Journalism and Media Production degree is taught at our Farnham campus. The course will give you the practical and analytical skills to help you produce interesting and informed written and visual storytelling pieces for journalistic purposes across multiple media platforms.

You will have the opportunity to apply your research and technical skills in multimedia newsroom situations where you will simulate a live newsroom. You’ll identify suitable content and compile news and current affairs packages in a rapid timeframe.

Your content creation and media production skills will be underpinned by media and cultural theories that engage with the modern world and the developments of future media.

University for the creative arts journalism

Course overview:

Centred on written and visual storytelling for radio, television and online, Journalism & Media Production will teach you how to produce content using multiple platforms for television, internet, mobile apps and emerging media.

You’ll develop your research skills in identifying primary and secondary sources for stories, learn and employ interviewing techniques to elicit engaging interviews and explore writing skills that will span across a range of journalistic forms and practices.

These essential research and writing skills are complemented by the development of your own creative visual practice as you develop a range of advanced production skills and techniques. You’ll use these skills to produce compelling audio visual content, as well as industry experience to help lay the foundations for a strong career after graduation.

University for the creative arts journalism

Entry requirements – 2018 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades –  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.