Bath Spa University
The digital age has completely changed how and where we access news and written content. It is essential that anyone looking to have a successful career in journalism or publishing has a clear understanding of reporting and storytelling in this evolving digital landscape.
This foundation degree will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to produce creative and engaging content across a range of print and online platforms. For aspiring writers, modules such as ‘Life Writing’ and ‘Performance Poetry and the Spoken Word’, along with the ‘Writers’ Workshops’, will allow you to develop your voice and explore different styles of creative writing.
You will gain hands-on experience, working on live briefs and building up a diverse portfolio of work, in preparation for a career in the media industry. You will explore the global media industry and the challenges it faces, from 24-hour news cycles and declining circulations to user-generated content and ‘fake’ news.
The combination of journalism and publishing means you will have the opportunity to take a brief from concept and research, through writing and development to design and editing of a full publication. You will use industry-standard software to advance your technical skills in digital production.
YEAR 1 MANDATORY UNITS
YEAR 2 MANDATORY UNITS
On graduation from this programme, you will be well placed to pursue a career in creative writing, journalism or publishing. This foundation degree provides you with a diverse set of transferable skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in communication, business, education, management and public services.
Alternatively you can complete your studies by continuing on to he final year of a full honours degree such as BA (Hons) Journalism and Publishing at Bath Spa University.
Links to industry, live briefs and study skills will be embedded throughout the course.
Students on this course will have access to:
You will also have access to Bath Spa University facilities
Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £TBC
Student finance information: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
GCSE English and Maths, 9 - 4 (A* - C)
Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken.
PLUS 80 UCAS points
(For example BB at A Level or MMP at BTEC Level 3)
Including a relevant subject such as Journalism, Creative Writing, English or Creative Media.
Desirable skills include:
Study mode: Full-time or part-time
Course length: 64 weeks (over two years)
Contact hours: 12 hours per week over two days
Expected self-study: 10-15 hours per week
Over the course of the two years you will be assessed via 8 Reports, 5 Portfolios, 3 Practical Projects and 1 Essay.
You may be expected to visit external organisations for live briefs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and for more information on applying to this course.
Tel: 01793 209469
Programme Leader: Rhian Jacob-Barclay (email@example.com)