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What makes Digital Media Production and Journalism at Worcester special?

Joint Honours Digital Media Production 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
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours course 
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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 download our English Requirements document.

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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 

Sophie Knight

Sophie Knight

"While studying at the University of Worcester, I have learnt various new skill sets which have enabled me to pursue my own career in the digital arts. The constant help and support of fellow tutors has driven me to accomplish my goals, achieve new learning outcomes and experience many different mediums available within such a flexible and broad course.

"There are so many opportunities available throughout this course, each tutor there to push you throughout the three years to become a successful individual in your own creative field. Due to this, myself and another peer Sophie Smith have built our own wedding photography and videography business which wouldn't have been possible without the support of fellow tutors, helping to push our brand identity into a competitive market and adapt into creative individuals.

"My time at the university studying this course has been nothing but positive, I have learnt so many new skills and have opened my mind to the various opportunities this course offers. The high standard of lecturers, classes, facilities and scope has made my experience something I will never forget, the support received has helped prepare me for a bright future within the creative field."

Worcester was the perfect fit for me. The course and study were relevant and really helped in terms of vocational skills. My lecturers and staff at the digital arts centre (DAC) gave me the confidence to give it a go.

Tom El-Shawk, BA Journalism graduate

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

The modules for this course are currently being reviewed and updated for 2021 entry; for the latest information please contact the Course Leader Rachel Ammonds. 

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Digital Media Production
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Journalism Law and Ethics

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Immersive and Sensory Design
  • Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society

Optional

  • Digital Photography
  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Music Video Production
  • Available Light Photography
  • Commercial Studio Photography
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Developing Your Media Career
  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Magazine Journalism & Feature Writing
  • Reporting Politics
  • Social Media for Journalists
  • Sports Journalism

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Optional

  • Digital Media Production Project
  • Design and Media Awards
  • Professional Practice
  • Industry Brief
  • Life Brief
  • Pressure Projects
  • Documentary Photography
  • Experimental Practice
  • Advanced Digital Production
  • Advanced PR & Comms
  • Campaigning & Environmental Journalism
  • Final Project
  • Gender, Identity & Inclusivity
  • Investigative Journalism and Research Skills
  • Podcasting and Live News Production
  • Work Placement
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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Digital Media Production modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of visual communication and digital design including video, photography, motion graphics, visual effects and web content.

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 modules 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 learn the core skills of  journalism – how to spot, write, produce and sell a story for news, magazine, television, radio and social media, alongside looking at media law, ethical issues and the role of journalism in today’s society – why it matters.

You will be able to tailor the course to study areas of interest to you, from sport to entertainment, to environmental and campaigning journalism, or gender, identity and inclusivity.

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

Careers

Where could it take you?

Digital Media Production has employability is at the heart of its course, with extensive industry links and live professional projects in collaboration with national organisations, expert guest speakers, and a commercially-experienced specialist staff team. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences. Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This course also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study. In a Destinations Survey carried out by the University of Worcester Careers Service, 97% of Digital Media Production students had found work or had gone on to further study within six months of graduating.

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.

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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 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students registering in the academic year 2021/22 is £13,100 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 2021/22 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 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. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £108 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £184 per week (2021/22 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

Digital Media Production 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.

Rachel Ammonds

Course Leader, Journalism

Helen Holmes

Course Leader, Digital Media Production