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Entertainment Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: P515

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Join a hands-on journalism course where you benefit from the technical knowledge and experience of one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country- Access outstanding industry-standard facilities in our Multimedia Centre, including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, and a computerised radio studio- Gain valuable experience and boost your employment opportunities on excellent industry placements, which have included the BBC, ITV and Sky in recent years- Broaden your horizons and explore opportunities to study abroad in the USA and Japan Would you like to be a skilled writer/producer who becomes a trusted source of information and insight on the entertainment industry?In recent years the University of Winchester has built a strong reputation for its journalism. Entertainment Journalism is an exciting branch of this field that reports on popular culture and where it pays to back-up sound technical knowledge of how to research, source and construct a story with professional connections.On our new Entertainment Journalism programme you will follow the live production model that has been so successful in the BA Journalism programme. You will take on the role of entertainment reporters for Winchester News Online (Winol), covering a variety of local/national stories for publication/broadcast on multiple digital platforms.Whether you are writing feature profiles of celebrities, reviewing the latest ‘watercooler’ TV series or hosting an arts review podcast you will learn how to breathe life into a story. You will develop your knowledge of social media, video and digital journalism and understand best practice in the current media landscape. You may even find yourself trying to catch celebrities on the red carpet at glitzy awards ceremonies.You will be in good company. Our teaching team of filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen has extensive professional experience in this area. One of our lecturers has interviewed many of the world’s leading celebrities and covered the Oscars, Grammys and Brits for Sky News and ITV. You will also be able to draw on the expertise of staff from our music and film departments and take relevant modules from these disciplines. This in-depth subject knowledge will complement the practical skills you gain from the journalism modules.The three-year programme includes a fascinating range of core modules from TV and Radio Production and Presentation to Digital Entertainment Reporting, Longform Journalism and Media Law. In Year 1, you take a module in Film Criticism which introduces you to the academic study of film through an analysis of mainstream, Anglophone, contemporary cinema. In Year 2, you study a Music Video module where you learn to reflect upon existing music videos and the extent to which they are successful in their production. As part of your final year you explore the craft of telling stories that really make the audience care in a module entitled Claiming the Truth – Documentary Films.You graduate equipped with the tools you need to succeed in the competitive world of entertainment journalism. Graduates go on to work for some of the UK’s biggest media companies, including major newspaper groups, PR companies and the wider communications industries. Our graduates are employed at all the major broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Sky) and many of the UK’s leading publications (The Sunday Times, The MailOnline, The Sun, InStyle, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, NME, The New Statesman, and The Guardian).

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

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