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Journalism with Foundation Year

University of West London
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

The BA (Hons) Journalism course takes into account the rapidly developing news media landscape. It has been designed to train you in a variety of journalistic forms, including:
• video
• radio
• photojournalism.
Contemporary journalism has moved away from the traditional idea of print journalists writing stories that are published daily. The course offers a tailored and balanced approach, equipping you with the ability to not only produce written work but also be able to produce and edit video and audio material in addition to updating and moderating online content. The teaching on the course reflects the shift away from pre-existing and traditional methods and embraces current journalism practice.

The course aims to produce graduates who understand the established conventions and know how to utilise the creative opportunities available for Journalist in their various formats through engaging multimedia content.

While you may wish to pursue a career as a traditional print journalists, the course will introduce you to a variety of disciplines including:
• podcasting
• video production
• radio journalism
• media presentation skills.
You will also be equipped to write for a variety of specialist publications, including fashion, sport, and music journalism.

The foundation year has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to continue onto the BA degree course. Throughout this year you will benefit from full access to University facilities. You will study a range of subjects that underpin subsequent study throughout your degree and will be encouraged to engage in a range of course activities.
Graduates of BA (Hons) Journalism will have a range of career prospects open to them including work in print and online, news organisations at the national, regional, and international levels. Managing social media streams, as well as providing video and audio content.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

About this institute

University of West London

At the University of West London, we aim to inspire you to become a creative professional and connect you to an exciting and rewarding career. Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, we have highly qualified staff with a wealth ofexperience...

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