University of the Arts Journalism

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BA (Hons) Journalism

 This course has places available for 2017/18 entry. If you are interested in applying for this course, please call us on +44 (0)20 7514 7514 from 8am on Thursday 17 August.
Get inside the story with BA (Hons) Journalism at LCC. Known for being as close to on-the-job learning as it gets, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge in print, online and broadcast journalism. Work on Artefact – the College magazine and put your skills straight into practice in our industry-standard, multimedia newsroom.

About this course

Put your skills into practice in London College of Communication’s multi-platform media centre and newsroom, working on the College magazine Artefact and its website.

Led by tutors with extensive industry experience, you will develop your understanding of the value and purpose of journalism by studying relevant areas of contemporary academic theory.

Course units

In common with all courses at the University of the Arts London, this course is credit rated. The course is 3 years, levels 4-6. Each year requires you to achieve 120 credit points. To be awarded the BA (Hons) Journalism qualification, you need to accumulate a total of 360 credits.

Year 1

Units summary:

  • Introduction to Journalism (20 credits)
  • Editorial Practice 1: Core Skills and Techniques (40 credits)
  • Journalism and Society 1 (40 credits)
  • Editorial Practice 2: Multimedia Journalism (20 credits)

Year 2

Units summary:

  • Collaborative Project (20 credits)
  • Industry Placement (20 credits)
  • Multimedia Feature Writing (20 credits)
  • Creative Storytelling (20 credits)
  • Journalism, Representation and Popular Culture (20 credits)
  • Social Media and Data Journalism (20 credits)

Year 3

Units summary:

  • Final Major Project (60 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Course structure

The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example, because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.

Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year.

In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.