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What makes Creative Media and Journalism at Worcester special?

Joint Honours Creative Media and Journalism provides you with an exciting opportunity to combine development of creative work using digital media with exploration of the practical business of how to research and communicate what's happening in the world, now.

Studying these subject areas in combination will be an interesting prospect if design and communication are at the heart of your interests, if the media and contemporary culture are your passions, if thinking and learning through doing is your preferred approach to academic study, and if design and media-related employment is your long-term goal.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • State-of-the-art facilities, including our 'broadcasting suite'
  • Access to our Digital Arts Centre, which has industry-standard equipment and software
  • Excellent work placement opportunities, developed in collaboration with local organisations, including the BBC
  • Extensive industry links, with 'live' professional projects run in collaboration with national organisations
  • Expert guest speakers

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff Points

Candidates should have good English Language skills. The IELTS score for international applicants to Joint Honours is 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered, for more information please click here.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalism Law and Ethics
  • Crafting the Digital Image
  • Design: Skills and Theory 

Options

  • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
  • Introduction to Feature Writing
  • Internet Journalism
  • Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Video Production Project

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society

Options

  • Magazine Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Reporting Politics (1)
  • Developing your Media Career
  • Digital Reporting Techniques
  • Intermediate Feature Writing
  • Practical Journalism Skills
  • Digital Photography
  • Creating Sound for the Moving Image
  • Negotiated Video Production
  • Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
  • Digital Photography
  • Multi Camera Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics and Design for Television and Cinema
  • Digital Photography and Image Manipulation

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Reporting Politics (2)
  • Work Placement
  • Broadcast Research Skills
  • Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)
  • Advanced Print Production
  • Negotiated Project
  • Live Radio News Production
  • Live Television News Production
  • Live New Production (Radio & TV)
  • Documentary Photography
  • Green Media
  • Independent Study
  • Extension Module
  • Experimental Practice
  • Studio Photography
  • Negotiated Project
  • Major Negotiated Project
  • Documentary Photography
  • Creative Digital Media Professional Practice
  • Green Design
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

In Creative Media, available modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of digital design and creative practice including graphic design, animation, motion graphics, illustration and photography.

As well as developing your creative work and digital 'skills', you will be introduced to the creative industries and the multitude of professions and careers associated with them. Many of your projects will respond to 'live' briefs set in collaboration with industry professionals. With their own, impressive experience as creatives, your lecturers, too, are expertly placed to share with you their inside knowledge of professional work.

Journalism is vocationally focused and aims to support you to acquire the knowledge and skills that will equip you to work in today's multi-platform media environment.

You are taught by experienced, trained and still practising journalists in state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities (including new radio studios linked to a newsroom and newly refurbished TV studios). There are opportunities for work placements with local media organisations (including the BBC) and a host of guest lectures by high-profile visitors to the course. You are able to tailor your studies to focus on particular aspects of journalism (from sports journalism to political journalism) or to branch out into wider areas of media and communications. Your learning is hand-on, with an emphasis on supporting you to seek journalism and communications roles once you have graduated.

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Creative Media and Journalism.

 

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Creative Media and Journalism.

Careers

Where could it take you?

The Journalism aspect of this course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas. Students have found employment in the following areas: radio presenting, both local and national, media research, journalism, event organising, media planning, television, theatre, marketing, public relations, campaigns, teaching and further study.

The flexible nature of the Creative Digital Media aspect prepares you for a range of career paths in design, animation, filmmaking, television production, public relations, illustration, motion graphics, and photography and arts management. The creative and intellectual nature of the award also fits the graduate for traineeships in areas outside the digital arts: this might include banking, corporate industry, local and national government and business development.

Recent graduates have recently been placed with the following major employers: BBC London, ITV Central and Saatchi and Saatchi, as well as independent design agencies, PR and marketing agencies, regional production companies and employers outside the independent media sector.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Creative Media and Journalism BA (Hons) - GP45

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS Code

GP45

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Claire Wolfe

Course Leader, Journalism

Helen Holmes

Course Leader, Creative Media